James J. WardDairy executiveJames J. Ward, retired...


December 13, 1992

James J. Ward

Dairy executive

James J. Ward, retired executive vice president and general manager of the Green Spring Dairy, died Sunday of heart failure at a hospital in Sun City Center, Fla., where he lived for the past four years.

A memorial Mass for Mr. Ward, 73, was offered yesterday.

He retired in 1974 after nearly 30 years with the dairy.

Born in Chicago, he was a 1941 graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

He served in the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II, parachuting into France in the Normandy invasion. His decorations included a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

He moved to Baltimore in 1945 and married Nancy A. Lang, who survives him.

In addition to his wife, his survivors include four sons, James J., Michael D. and Kevin T. Ward, all of Baltimore, and Patrick S. Ward of Perry Hall; five daughters, Diane W. Poffel of Ruxton, XTC Penelope W. Turner of Washington, Debra W. Carter of Baltimore, Nancy A. Ward of Cockeysville and Megan M. Andrew of Belford, N.J.; and 11 grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the James J. Ward Memorial Fund at the Georgetown Visitation Academy, 1500 35th St. N.W., Washington, D.C., 20007


Vernon A. Bolte

Armagh Village leader

Vernon A. Bolte, a retired senior account executive for a business forms company who was known as the mayor of Armagh Village, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital of complications of cancer.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Bolte, 65, was offered yesterday.

He lived on Armagh Drive in the small community south of Towson, off Bellona Avenue.

He retired in 1987 after working for Moore Business Forms since 1951.

Known as Buzzy, he lived in Armagh Village for about 30 years and was president of the Armagh Village Association. Through his leadership, he became known as the unofficial mayor of the community.

He was also a member of the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations.

Born in Baltimore, he was a February 1945 graduate of Forest Park High School, where he was an all-Maryland lacrosse player. He then served in the Army Air Forces in the Philippines at the end of World War II.

He received a business degree from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1950.

Mr. Bolte is survived by his wife, the former Dolores Witler; three daughters, Priscilla D. Bolte of Boston, M. Abbott Bolte of Baltimore and Bernadette J. Bolte of Annapolis; a son, J. Brooks Bolte of Frederick; and nine grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the University of Maryland Cancer Center.

Charles J. Stanski

Fiscal administrator

Charles J. Stanski, a retired fiscal administrator in the nuclear instruments division of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. and a former yacht club commodore, died Sunday of cancer at his home on Charmuth Road in Lutherville.

A memorial Mass for Mr. Stanski, 69, was offered yesterday. .

He retired four years ago after working for Westinghouse for 35 years.

Born in Plains, Pa., he earned a degree in finance at Rutgers University and served in the Army in Europe during World War II. He was a charter member of the Dulaney Valley Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In 1986, he served as commodore of the Kent Island Yacht Club.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Ruth Mrozinski; three sons, Charles J. Stanski Jr. of Ogden, Utah, Robert P. Stanski of Lutherville and Bruce A. Stanski of Mount Airy; two brothers, Henry and Edward Stanski, both of Plains; four sisters, Eleanor Gall and Leona and Alice Stanski, all of Plains, and Ruth Tempalski of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and a granddaughter.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.


DeSales Zirkler

Retired bookkeeper

DeSales Zirkler, a retired bookkeeper for the Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Thursday of cancer at North Arundel Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Zirkler, who was 87 and had lived in Ferndale and for many years in Glen Burnie, was offered yesterday.

She retired in 1970 from the Westinghouse plant at Baltimore-Washington International Airport after 27 years of service.

The former DeSales Wilhelm was a native of Baltimore. Her husband of 30 years, Carl W. Zirkler, died in 1975.

She is survived by a son, Donald E. Wilhelm of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Lucy Doxzon of Berlin, Md.; two sisters, Edna Ullman of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Rita Evola of New York City; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

AH; Charlotte B. Filbert

Symphony supporter

Charlotte B. Filbert, a supporter of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera Company, died Tuesday after an apparent heart attack at her winter home in Boca Raton, Fla.

Services for the 82-year-old resident of Warrington Condominiums on North Charles Street were conducted yesterday.

The former Charlotte Bast was a native of Baltimore. She worked as a secretary to her first husband, Dr. Howard Van Natta, a dentist.

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