V. J. Burmeister
A Mass of Christian burial for retired plumber Vernon J. Burmeister of Riviera Beach took place July 9 at St. Jane Frances Catholic Church.
Mr. Burmeister, 74, died July 5 of cancer at his home.
He was born in Elkridge but moved to Riviera Beach over 60 years ago.
During World War II, he served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was based at Fort Lee, Va., where he helped supervise basic training and all field activities. At the end of the war, he served in the prisoner exchange program in Europe, where he earned numerous medals and commendations.
After the war, Mr. Burmeister became a plumber, retiring in 1980.
A member of the Shelltown Sportsmen's Club, he enjoyed crabbing, boating, fishing, hunting and carpentry.
Survivors include his wife, the former Anna O. Funai; a daughter, Carolyn Bolino of Severna Park; a son, Dwight Burmeister of Baltimore; a brother, Frederick Burmeister of Baltimore; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by the Gonce Funeral Home.
Florence S. Hoff
Funeral services will take place in Dayton, Ohio, for retired teacher Florence Stoppelman Hoff of Arnold.
Mrs. Hoff, 87, died July 12 of respiratory failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
She was originally from Dayton and graduated in 1962 from the University of Dayton with a bachelor's degree in education. She taught preschool blind students, started a pilot Head Start program, and served as a volunteer at a children's hospital.
Mrs. Hoff belonged to the Daughters of Isabelle, the Retired Teachers Association, the Dayton Early Childhood Association, and Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Other interests included traveling and reading.
Her husband, Robert M. Hoff, died in 1975.
Survivors include two sons, Robert B. Hoff of Colorado Springs, Col., and William S. Hoff of Dayton; two daughters, Barbara H. Laukhart of Arnold and Virginia H. Carr of Eastport; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research, 540 East Belvedere Ave., Suite 202, Baltimore, Md. 21212, or the Eye Bank of Maryland, 815 Park Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21201.
Arrangements were by the Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.
Services for homemaker Dorothy E. DeVincent of Pasadena took place yesterday at the Gonce Funeral Home.
Mrs. DeVincent, 70, died July 11 of cancer.
She was born and raised in Baltimore.
Mrs. DeVincent belonged to the St. Jane Francis congregation, and served on the board of directors of the East Anne Arundel Lioness Club. Other interests included cooking, gardening, sewing and crafts.
Survivors include her husband, John J. DeVincent, and a son, Charles Anthony DeVincent, both at home; and two brothers, Robert L. Stewart of Greenville, S.C., and John W. Stewart of Street.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dr. John H. Fetting in care of Outpatient Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.