Herbert WestphalSun deliverymanHerbert H. Westphal, who...


January 27, 1993

Herbert Westphal

Sun deliveryman

Herbert H. Westphal, who owned a Baltimore Sun home delivery route in East Baltimore for many years, died early Monday of heart failure at home on Walton Way in Timonium where he lived with his daughter.

Retired for nearly 40 years, Mr. Westphal, who was 91, had delivered the morning, evening and Sunday papers for 35 years in an area to the north of Patterson Park.

Before that, he worked as a shipping clerk for the Baltimore Bargain House.

Born in East Baltimore and reared in Northeast Baltimore, he attended Loyola High School where he played on the football team.

In later years, he was a 10-pin bowler and a member of the Aisquith Pleasure Club.

His wife, the former Lillian M. Hoxter, died in 1976.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1800 Vista Lane, Timonium.

Mr. Westphal is survived by a daughter, Miriam V. Lannon of Timonium; a son, Herbert H. Westphal Jr. of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

John Koehnlein Jr.

Field engineer

John H. Koehnlein Jr., a native of Fullerton and a retired regional field engineer for the Portland Cement Association, died Saturday of heart failure at his home in Wheaton. He was 68.

He retired from the cement association in 1987 after 27 years. He worked out of Newark, Del., for a time before moving to the Washington area.

Earlier, he worked as an engineer for the American Bridge Co. and two Baltimore consulting firms, the J. E. Greiner Co. and Whitman Requardt and Associates.

A 1941 graduate of Kenwood High School, he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II.

In 1950, he was awarded a civil engineering degree with honors by the University of Maryland.

After his retirement, he traveled extensively in this country, including Alaska, and in Canada in a recreational vehicle. Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Francis J. Collins Funeral Home in Silver Spring.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Jane Hilins; two daughters, Karen E. Koehnlein of Bruceton Hills, W.Va., and Christine J. Koehnlein of Wheaton; four sons, Michael J. Koehnlein of Ijamsville, John H. Koehnlein III of Wheaton, William H. Koehnlein of Spartanburg, S.C., and Charles A. Koehnlein of Frederick; two brothers, William F. Koehnlein of Baldwin and Charles K. Koehnlein of Lakewood, N.J.; a sister, Elizabeth Merrill of Scotch Plains, N.J.; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the National Parks and Conservation Association.

Lawrence H. Rabuck

Coal distributor

Lawrence H. Rabuck, a retired self-employed coal distributor, died Jan. 9 at Franklin Square Hospital of kidney disease. He was 89.

A native of Sunbury, Pa., Mr. Rabuck moved to the Baltimore area in 1939. He lived on Codd Avenue in Dundalk before entering the Riverview Nursing Home two years ago.

Mr. Rabuck was featured in a regional cookbook with his Rock-and-Rye cough syrup recipe -- a mixture of rock candy, rye whiskey and glycerin.

His wife, the former Rose Kerstetter, died in 1973. Two sons, Lester and Marlin Rabuck, also are deceased.

He is survived by a son and daughter, Charles F. Rabuck and Rita Dudley, both of Dundalk; two brothers, Samuel Rabuck of Sunbury and Charles Rabuck of Freeport, Fla.; two sisters, Cora Alice Smith and Hazel Coleman, both of Sunbury; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Rabuck were conducted Jan. 13 in Sunbury.

E. W. Kenworthy


E. W. Kenworthy, a Washington correspondent for the New York Times and a former editorial writer for The Evening Sun, died Monday of complications from prostate cancer at his home in Washington. He was 83.

He joined the Washington Bureau of the Times in 1957 and retired in 1977 after covering Congress, the White House, the State Department, politics and the environment.

He was part of the team of reporters that wrote the Times stories on the Pentagon Papers and covered the 1963 civil rights March on Washington and the 1968 presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, D-Minn.

Edwin Wentworth Kenworthy, who was known as Ned, was born in Attleboro, Mass., and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Oberlin College in Ohio.

He taught English at the high school level for several years and at Indiana University for several more.

During World War II, he worked in the Office of War Information in Washington. Subsequently, he was an editorial writer for The Evening Sun in 1945 and 1946 and an information officer in the U.S. Embassy in London and worked for the Reporter magazine.

In 1949 and 1950, he was executive secretary of then-President Harry S. Truman's Committee for Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. The committee's report led to the racial desegregation of the military.

In the summer of 1950, after the committee had disbanded, Mr. Kenworthy joined the Times as a writer for the Week in Review.

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