Guy H. Stanton Jr.Retired printerGuy H. Stanton Jr., a...

OBITUARIES

September 02, 1992

Guy H. Stanton Jr.

Retired printer

Guy H. Stanton Jr., a retired printer, died of pneumonia Saturday, his 80th birthday, at St. Agnes Hospital.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City.

Mr. Stanton, who lived on Garden Ridge Road in Catonsville, retired in 1974 after 45 years of employment with the Diamond National Corp.

The Baltimore native attended Southern High School before his graduation from Polytechnic Institute.

He is survived by his wife, the former Louise Hodges; and two sons, Guy H. Stanton III of Catonsville and Gary E. Stanton of Baltimore.

Sister Veronia

Elementary teacher

Sister Mary Veronia Poole, S.S.N.D., who taught from 1934 to 1981 at the Cathedral School, died Sunday of pneumonia at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster.

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Veronia, who was 83 and lived at St. John's Convent in Westminster, will be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame at 6401 N. Charles St.

Between 1981 and 1984, she taught part time at St. John's School in Westminster. Later, she helped out in the convent there.

When she started teaching at the Cathedral School, it was at 7 W. Mulberry St., across the street from the Basilica of the Assumption.

She taught third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classes there and later at the present school on the grounds of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where her last assignment was as a fifth-grade language specialist.

A friend described Sister Veronia as a "kind, patient, self-effacing person, who always had a smile for you."

Before joining the faculty at Cathedral, she taught in Rochester, N.Y., and Glen Cove, N.Y.

The former Margaret Poole was a native of the Bel Air area and attended Bel Air High School before graduating from the Institute of Notre Dame and the College of Notre Dame. She entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1927.

Sister Veronia is survived by a brother, John Poole of Whiteford; a nephew, James Poole, also of Whiteford; and a niece, Mary Ann Walker of Parsonsburg.

Betty O. Ghezzi

Building owner

Betty Obrecht Ghezzi, who owned a Roland Park apartment

building, died Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center at age 75 after several strokes.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

She lived at the Park Lynn Apartments, which she had owned for about 20 years.

The former Betty Obrecht was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Roland Park Country School.

Her husband, Victor J. Ghezzi, a professional golfer, died in 1971.

She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Jackson Jr. and George O. Jackson, both of Baltimore; two daughters, Lynn Ludwig of Bal Harbour, Fla., and Joan Rhodes of Timonium; three sisters, Jane Emich and Doris Voneiff, both of Baltimore, and Nancy Victor of Chicago; two brothers, P. Fred Obrecht of Lutherville and Charles F. Obrecht of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.

William F. Smith Jr.

Decorated veteran

William F. Smith Jr., a Baltimore native and decorated World War II veteran who was retired president of the Standard Federal Bank in Columbia, S.C., died Monday of heart failure at a hospital in West Columbia, S.C. He was 74.

Graveside services for Mr. Smith, a resident of Lexington, S.C., will be held at noon today in the Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia.

He retired in 1976, having been associated with the former savings and loan association since moving to the Columbia area in 1946.

He was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, attended the Johns Hopkins University and took banking courses at Indiana Univer- sity.

He enlisted in the Army during World War II, and was commissioned. He retired from the Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel.

Mr. Smith served in Europe and escaped from the Germans after being captured during the Battle of the Bulge. His decorations included the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

His wife, the former Frances Childs, died in 1991.

He is survived by a son, William F. Smith III of Columbia; a daughter, Katharine Shapiro of Charleston, S.C.; his mother, Mary Smith of Baltimore; a sister, Elizabeth Forbes of Ruxton; and four grandchildren.

Wendell Dezurn

Baltimore native

Services for Wendell Dezurn, who was found dead at the Springfield Hospital Center Sunday, will be held at 12:30 p.m. today at the Leroy O. Dyett and Son Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Ave.

Mr. Dezurn, 29, was a native of Baltimore who had been a patient at Springfield for seven years. He had first been treated for schizophrenia while in his teens.

State police, who were investigating the death as suspicious and awaiting autopsy results, said circumstances at the scene did not suggest suicide.

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