A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph George Soellner, whoworked at Western Electric for nearly 30 years, was being held today at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 6400 E. Pratt St.
Mr. Soellner, who lived in Dundalk, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at Francis Scott Key Medical Center. He was 66.
Born and reared in East Baltimore, Mr. Soellner attended Patterson Park High School through the 11th grade, when he left to join the Navy during World War II, serving on the USS Hammond as a gunner's mate.
He was married for 43 years to the former Geraldine Schroeder. The couple raised two sons, whom Mr. Soellner coached in Little League baseball. He also enjoyed crabbing and taking long walks.