Theresa ShnipperPainter, sculptorTheresa Shnipper, a...


June 10, 1993

Theresa Shnipper

Painter, sculptor

Theresa Shnipper, a painter and sculptor, died Tuesday of cancer at the Baltimore home of a daughter.

Mrs. Shnipper, 79, came to Baltimore in 1986 and lived on North Charles Street.

She painted in oils and water colors, did pastel drawings and was a sculptor who worked in clay. Known as Terri, she studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Walters Art Gallery and the Waxter Center.

Her works have been exhibited at City Hall, the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis and the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, where a statue she did of a Nigerian princess was featured in an exhibit.

After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer seven years ago, she did 700 hours of volunteer work visiting patients at the University of Maryland Cancer Center. The University of Maryland Medical Center honored her for volunteer work.

She was born Theresa Nachbar in New York City and studied journalism at New York University where she was a 1937 graduate.

She was a reporter for the New York Post and other newspapers.

A resident of Teaneck, N.J., and Deerfield Beach, Fla., before coming to Baltimore, she had held a number of accounting and payroll jobs.

She had long been interested in art, painting as a hobby and helping to start the Bergen County, N.J., Artists Guild. She had been interested in the theater since her days as vice president of a high school dramatic club and appeared as an extra in the movie, "He Said, She Said," which was filmed in Baltimore.

Her husband, Harry Shnipper, died in 1976.

A memorial service was to be conducted at noon today in the chapel at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where her art work will be displayed.

She is survived by two daughters, Joan Shnipper Mullane of Baltimore and Randee Glogoff, of Reston, Va.; and two granddaughters.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Alvin Wolpoff Chair in Oncology at the University of Maryland Cancer Center.

Dorothy Louise Leight, a Glen Burnie homemaker, died June 3 of cancer at Mercy Medical Center.

Reared in Ferndale, the 62-year-old former Dorothy Louise Carter was a 1948 Glen Burnie High grad.

She was a member of Ferndale United Methodist Church and a past honor queen of Job's Daughters, a group affiliated with the Masons.

L Services were Monday at Singleton Funeral Home, Glen Burnie.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert Leight; three daughters, Deborah Jean Leight, Nancy Lee Dasch and Sherri )) Michelle Silveira; five brothers, Charles Carter, Curtis Carter, Don Carter, Eugene Carter and Vernon Carter; a sister, Janice Jacobs; and seven grandchildren, all of Glen Burnie.

Charles M. Rich

Retired executive

Charles M. Rich, retired president of the Worcester Wire Novelty Co., died of cancer Monday at his Roland Park Place home.

The 90-year-old Catonsville native retired in 1967 from the company he bought in 1927.

Founded in 1913 by William W. Worcester at Jessup in Anne Arundel County, the company specialized in the bending and fabrication of steel wire and the manufacture of steel wire products, such as bottle racks, trays and metal baskets. The company was located in Canton for many years. In 1959, it moved to a new plant in Timonium.

Mr. Rich began his business career in 1920 with the Atlantic Transport Co., a steamship line. He left in 1927 as manager of the westbound freight department.

A 1920 graduate of the Marston's School, he married Hildegarde Heuisler in 1930. They lived in Ruxton for 60 years. Mrs. Rich died in 1990.

During World War II, Mr. Rich was an air-raid warden.

He was active in the Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton for more than 50 years and was a member of the vestry and an usher.

Mr. Rich competed in the weekly Dr. Ben Baker Golf Tournaments at the Elkridge Club and played golf in Florida as recently as this past winter. He also played tennis, and hunted and fished on the Eastern Shore. He enjoyed playing poker, bridge and gin rummy.

He was a member of the Maryland Club, Elkridge Club and L'Hirondelle Club and was a former member of the Bachelors Cotillon.

Services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1401 Carrollton Ave., Ruxton.

Mr. Rich is survived by three daughters, Hildegarde R. Pollard of Hagerstown, Elizabeth R. White of Monkton and Anne Morris Sapir of Ruxton; and eight grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the Jemicy School, 11 Celadon Road, Owings Mills, 21117, or St. James School, The Rich Foundation, St. James, 21781.

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