Bernice L. WisePlant cafeteria cashierBernice L. Wise, who...


October 01, 1992

Bernice L. Wise

Plant cafeteria cashier

Bernice L. Wise, who worked in an East Baltimore plant cafeteria, died Monday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital.

Services for the 74-year-old Middle River resident were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave. in Essex. She worked as a cashier at Lever Bros. from 1952 until 1966.

The former Bernice L. Whitman was a native of Frostburg and a graduate of Beall High School there. She came to the Baltimore area from Cumberland in 1950.

She became active in the Baltimore Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers after a son, Donald C. Crutchley, was killed in Vietnam in 1965 while serving in the Army. She was also a member of the Essex unit of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Auxiliary of the Middle River Memorial Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Her husband, Alonza Wise, is a retired stationary engineer who worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Key Highway Shipyard and for I. C. Isaac & Co.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Donna L. Ly of Middle River and Dixie J. Wood and Deanna E. Schenning, both of Essex; a brother, Howard Whitman of Bloomingburg, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

David Schochet

Grocer, volunteer

David Schochet, a retired grocer who won an award for his volunteer work and made jocular greeting cards that he sent to family and friends, died Monday of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital.

Services for Mr. Schochet, who was 79 and lived on Highgate Drive in Pimlico, were scheduled at 11 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

He retired in 1981 as owner of the Catonsville grocery store he christened Schochet's Mocket when he opened it in 1934.

He received a citation from the Pikesville Rotary Club for his volunteer work at Levindale and the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. A member of the congregation and its brotherhood, he regularly delivered the food it collected to the Food Pantry of the Jewish Family and Children's Services.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Goldie Sylvia Forman; two sons, Gordon Joel Schochet of Highland Park, N.J., and Stephen Lawrence Schochet of Weehawken, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

Howard Henschel

Owned printing firm

Howard Henschel, retired owner of a Baynesville printing company, died Tuesday after a heart attack at his home in Westcolang Lake, Pa.

Services for Mr. Hawley, who also maintained a home in Glen Arm, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church in Hawley, Pa.

He retired about three years ago as owner of the Custom Copy Printing Center, which he started in 1968. Earlier, he worked for the Bendix Communications Division on Joppa Road in Towson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Marshall; a son, James Henschel of Parkville; two daughters, Carol Henschel of Lutherville and Joyce Fogg of Windsor, Conn.; and five grandchildren.

Veronica Valibus

Elkridge resident

Veronica Valibus, who lived in Elkridge since 1985, died Monday of a respiratory illness at her home.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Valibus, 67, was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Minersville, Pa.

A native of Pine Knot, Pa., the former Veronica Wysco had worked as a beautician in Pottsville, Pa., before her marriage in 1950 to Alex E. Valibus. They lived in Hialeah, Fla., before moving to Elkridge.

In addition to her husband, the survivors include a brother, John Wysco of Pottsville; a sister, Margaret Donahue of Berlin, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

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