William W. NeallArundel executive's fatherWilliam W...


June 17, 1993

William W. Neall

Arundel executive's father

William W. Neall, a retired Davidsonville store owner and postmaster whose son is the Anne Arundel County executive, died Tuesday at Anne Arundel Medical Center of complications from a blood disorder. He was 77.

Mr. Neall, who lived in Davidsonville, retired in 1977 as owner of the Davidsonville Supply Co., which he bought in 1946. He had also been the town's postmaster -- with the post office in his store -- from 1948 to 1972.

Born in Baltimore, he was reared in Glen Burnie, where he made his home until 1948. A graduate of the Glen Burnie High School, he served in a Navy air unit during World War II.

Services for Mr. Neall will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at All Hallows Episcopal Chapel, 809 Central Ave. in Davidsonville.

His survivors include his wife of 53 years, the former Doris McGinnis; two sons, William W. Neall Jr. and Robert R. Neall, the county executive, both of Davidsonville; a daughter, Susan Neall Murnane, also of Davidsonville; a sister, Mamie Johnson of Pasadena; and 10 grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the William and Doris Neall Scholarship Fund of Anne Arundel Community College.

Florence A. Ensor

Building firm officer

Florence Adelaide Ensor, retired official of a construction company that she and her husband owned, died Monday at Church Hospital after a heart attack.

She was 91 and had moved from Timonium to Church Home about four years ago.

She had been vice president and treasurer of Ensor Builders, which built homes in Timonium and Cockeysville and was headed by her husband, John Irving Ensor Jr. They retired in 1980, and Mr. Ensor died in 1988.

The former Florence Adelaide McCleary was a native of Freeland who was educated in public schools in Baltimore and at a business school. Before she married and moved to Timonium in 1929, she worked at the Maryland Casualty Co.

At the Timonium United Methodist Church, she had been treasurer of the congregation, co-chairman with her husband of the building committee and president of the Ladies Aid Society. Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road.

Mrs. Ensor is survived by a daughter, Dorothy E. Moore of Baltimore; three sisters, May Etlar of Lutherville and Ada Chason and Ruth Pilling, both of Parkville; and two grandsons.

Cynthia M. Kramer

Anne Arundel teacher

Cynthia M. Kramer, a special education teacher in the Anne Arundel County school system, died Monday at the Meridian Nursing Center-Multi Medical in Towson of complications of diabetes.

She was 41 and lived on Alameda Drive in Arnold.

Miss Kramer, who taught at Bates Middle School in Annapolis for about nine years, became ill after last school year. She had won awards for her teaching skill from the county school board.

Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of St. Ursula's School, Parkville High School and the University of Baltimore.

Services for Miss Kramer were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Road in Parkville.

She is survived by her mother, Bernice M. Benson Kramer of Parkville; a brother, Glenn W. Kramer of Houston; a sister, Victoria L. Lockwood of Parkville; three nephews and a niece.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Diabetes Association of Maryland.

Charles Skipper Jr.

Oil company partner

Charles E. Skipper Jr., retired partner in a family-owned oil company, died Monday of heart failure at his home in Annapolis. He was 70.

Mr. Skipper retired about six years ago from the Skipper Fuel Oil Co., which was started by his father.

The 1941 graduate of the Annapolis High School coached many amateur softball and baseball teams in the 1950s and 1960s.

He was a member of the Annapolis Lodge of the Elks, the Eastport Democratic Club and the Naval Academy Golf Association.

Services for Mr. Skipper were to be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jane Leitch; a son, Charles F. Skipper of Annapolis; a stepdaughter, Debra Price of Cologne, Germany; three stepsons, Dale Price of Davidsonville, Paul Price of Newport News, Va., and Earl Price of Ozark, Ala.; a grandson; and eight stepgrandchildren.

Allen W. Moore

Eluded 1941 attack

Allen W. Moore, a retired banker who as a naval officer managed to get his ship safely out of Pearl Harbor during the 1941 Japanese attack, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Easton. He was 81.

The 1934 graduate of the Naval Academy served aboard the USS New York when it represented the United States at the coronation of George VI in England in 1937.

At Pearl Harbor, he was executive officer of the USS Ralph Talbot. In the absence of the captain, he got the ship under way and out of the harbor during the attack.

Later, he served as captain of the USS Cony, a radar control ship for the 7th Fleet in World War II battles in the Philippines and elsewhere in the Pacific.

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