E. Marvin SprecherCandy brokerE. Marvin Sprecher, a...


February 08, 1993

E. Marvin Sprecher

Candy broker

E. Marvin Sprecher, a retired candy broker for V.T. Sprecher Co. and lifelong resident of Catonsville, died Friday of a heart attack at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 75.

For 20 years before retiring in 1983, Mr. Sprecher worked as a candy broker for the company, located in his mother's Catonsville house. The company was a broker between manufacturers and retailers.

A salesman for his entire professional career, he sold greeting cards before entering the family business.

Mr. Sprecher was a member of the Confectioners' Sales Club of Baltimore, Inc., and Catonsville United Methodist Church.

A 1936 graduate of Catonsville High School, he later attended Baltimore Business College.

He served in the Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945, primarily in the Washington area. He taught business classes and was a company clerk, and left with the rank of staff sergeant.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mr. Sprecher is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Dorothy Price; two daughters, Sharon J. Steele of Richmond, Va., and Carol J. Coberth of Catonsville; two sisters, Evelyn S. Powell and Helen S. Moss, both of Catonsville; three grandsons; and two step-grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, Md. 21228; or the Catonsville Lions Club, P.O. Box 3155, Catonsville, Md. 21228.

Cornelia M. Collins


Cornelia Martha Collins, a retired cosmetologist and instructional aide at Woodlawn Senior High School, died Thursday of a massive heart attack at the MacNabb Funeral Home in Catonsville, where she was attending a viewing for her brother-in-law. She was 69.

Born and reared in Passaic, N.J., the former Cornelia Faas attended a Dutch Christian reform school in nearby Clifton, N.J.

She earned her high school equivalency and attained a certificate in cosmetology in the early 1970s.

She taught cosmetology in the Carroll County school system in the 1970s before becoming an instructional assistant at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County. She retired in 1985.

In the early 1980s, she was president for two years of the teacher's aide union, the Aides Association of Baltimore County. It is known today as the Baltimore County Instructional and Clerical Employees Inc.

She and her first husband, Walter F. Coryell, lived in West Baltimore and then Woodlawn. They were divorced after 42 years of marriage.

In 1985, she remarried and moved to Waynesboro, Pa.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

She is survived by her husband of eight years, Charles Collins of Waynesboro; a daughter, Mary-Ellen Marsh of Seattle; a son, Baltimore County Police Maj. Walter Thomas Coryell of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2 Reservoir Circle, Baltimore 21208.

Emily H. Shipley

1929 UM graduate

Emily H. Shipley, a 1929 graduate and active alumna of the University of Maryland, died of heart failure Friday at Princeton Hospital in Princeton, N.J. She was 85.

Mrs. Shipley was interested in international affairs and traveled with her husband, L. Parks Shipley, a senior partner of Brown Brothers Harriman and Co. of New York.

The couple met at the University of Maryland and married in 1930. Mrs. Shipley, who lived in Hightstown, N.J., was a member of Shipleys of Maryland, a genealogical group.

She was born and reared in Washington, where her parents, DTC Charles J. and Henrietta Herzog, ran Herzog's Seafood Restaurant near what is now L'Enfant Plaza.

Surviving, in addition to Mr. Shipley, are three sons, L. Parks Shipley Jr. and Walter V. Shipley, both of Summit, N.J., and Frederick H. Shipley of Ripley, W.Va.; a daughter, Emily Shipley Davis of Ottawa, Ont.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit.

The family suggested donations to Up With People Inc., 3103 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, Ariz. 85719; or Young Life, Box 520, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80901.

Jerome W. Butler

Was self-employed

Jerome William Butler, a self-employed home-improvement worker for 20 years, died of unknown causes last Monday at his Dorchester Road home. He was 40.

Mr. Butler graduated from Douglass High School in 1971. He did carpentry work at homes and churches, mostly in North Baltimore. He also did some tailoring work and enjoyed cooking and music.

Known as "Jay" to friends and relatives, he was a member of the Berea Temple of Seventh-day Adventists for more than 20 years.

Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the March Funeral Home, 4800 Wabash Ave.

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