George E. WilleyLithographerGeorge E. Willey, a retired...


October 06, 1992

George E. Willey


George E. Willey, a retired lithographer and Navy veteran who was wounded in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died of cancer Saturday at the Harbor Hospital Center. He was 73.

Services for the 73-year-old Ferndale resident were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., in Glen Burnie. He will be buried at Baltimore National Cemetery.

Born in Oklahoma and reared by an aunt in Kansas, Mr. Willey moved to Baltimore after serving six years in the Navy. He was aboard the USS Salt Lake City when he was hit by shrapnel in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

He worked as a lithographer for the Baltimore City Finance Department's purchasing bureau for 30 years, retiring in 1980.

He and his wife, the former Emiley K. Davis, also had a carnival business for 30 years, owning several kiddie rides, and cotton candy and snow-ball machines.

Among his hobbies, Mr. Willey was a train buff specializing in HO-gauge models and built a large collection of miniature circus wagons and an entire circus train. he was a longtime member of the Circus Model Builders of America.

Mr. Willey also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3217 in Baltimore, Glen Burnie Lodge 213 of the Masons and the Ferndale United Methodist Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 48 years, are a daughter, Terrye Lynn Light of San Rafael, Calif.; two sisters, Leanova Rizzo of Towson and Helen Willey of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Jane Cover Piper

Sportswoman, gardener

Jane Cover Piper, a sportswoman who loved flowers and music, died Saturday of cancer at her home, The Twigs, in the Green Spring Valley.

A memorial service for Mrs. Piper, who was 84, was to be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Lane and Garrison Forest Road.

She was a member of the Board of Managers of Union Memorial Hospital for 20 years and belonged to the Altar Guild of St. Thomas' Church, the Mount Vernon Club and the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. She also had a lifelong interest in music and in flowers.

As a young woman, she rode in shows and in hunts with the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.

She graduated from Calvert School, attended Bryn Mawr School and graduated from Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Conn.

Her husband, James Piper Jr., a Baltimore Realtor, died in 1964.

She is survived by a daughter, Jane Piper Bond, and a son, James Piper III, both of Baltimore; a brother, Thomas Cover III of Ruxton; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Thomas' Church or the Union Memorial Hospital Hospice Program.

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