Charles H. WillisCollege studentServices for Charles H...


August 28, 1993

Charles H. Willis

College student

Services for Charles H. Willis, a junior at the University of Vermont, were set for 11 a.m. today at the Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park.

The 21-year-old Severna Park resident was shot and killed Wednesday in a Severna Park doughnut shop.

Known as Charley, he was born in Royal Oak, Mich., but lived in Arnold and Severna Park for much of his life. He was a graduate of the Severna Park Elementary, Indian Creek Middle and Boys' Latin schools.

Fond of camping, he worked in past summers at Hudson Trail shops in Anne Arundel County and for much of this summer on a fishing boat operating from Kodiak Island, Alaska.

He was active in summer projects of Woodswork, a group from Woods Memorial Church that builds and renovates homes for the poor.

At the University of Vermont, he was a member of the Sigma Phi Society. A baritone, he was also a member of the Top Cats, a choral group at the university, and was lead singer in a rock group in Burlington, where the school is located.

He is survived by his parents, Richard and Barbara Willis of Severna Park; two brothers, Richard Willis Jr. of Roanoke, Va., and Benjamin Willis of Richmond, Va.; and his grandparents, Hoyt C. and Nellie Hottel of Winchester, Mass., and Estelle Dalziel of Scotland.

The family said memorial contributions may be made to Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.

William L. Drevo Sr., an architect who was reared in Baltimore but spent much of his life in Washington, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at the home of his son in Darnestown.

Mr. Drevo, 88, retired as a practicing architect about a decade ago. At various times, he was in private practice and worked for builders and the federal government.

His projects included the original buildings in Silver Spring for the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the Adas Israel Synagogue in Washington, the Martha Washington Hotel in La Plata, two planned communities in Albuquerque, N.M., and private homes and other buildings primarily in the Washington area.

Born in what is now the Czech Republic, he attended the Maryland Institute and George Washington University and served an apprenticeship as an architect.

He was a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Graveside services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Bohemian National Cemetery, 1300 Horner's Lane, Baltimore.

His wife, the former Olga Nenadal, died in 1989.

His survivors include two sons, William L. Drevo Jr. of Houston and Richard N. Drevo of Darnestown; and four grandchildren.

Robert D. Bewick

B&O civil engineer

Robert D. Bewick, a retired Baltimore and Ohio railroad civil engineer, died Sunday of heart disease at a Boston hospital.

Mr. Bewick, 93, lived the past decade in a retirement community in Auburndale, Mass., and also spent his winters in Lake Worth, Fla.

He retired from B&O in 1960 after 44 years. He was in charge of the construction of what was the second-largest bridge on the B&O in 1946 and 1947 at Point Pleasant, W.Va. The project, covering more than a mile on 21 piers, bridged the mouth of the Kanawha River at the Ohio River. The B&O tracks ran along the east shore of the Ohio. He was also in charge of building a large switching yard in Cumberland.

From 1962 until 1975, he did part-time work for the State Roads Commission and its successor, the State Highway Administration.

The Sunderland, England, native came to this country with his family in 1907 on the maiden voyage of the liner Mauretania, and lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., until the age of 13. His family moved to Cumberland, where his father worked as a glassblower.

He quit school to work in a food store and later took a B&O engineering apprenticeship. He took a civil engineering correspondence course.

His wife, the former Catherine Edna Arters, died in 1980.

He is survived by two sons, Robert D. Bewick Jr. of Dover, Del., and John A. Bewick of Newton, Mass.; a sister, Isabel Smith of Pittsburgh; and five grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday in Auburndale. Graveside services were Thursday in Bridgeport, W.Va.

Delores M. Thomas

Clipping service employee

Delores Marie Thomas, who worked for a press clipping service, died Monday of cancer at her home in Catonsville. She was 48.

She worked for a decade for MDDC Press Clips Inc. Earlier, she worked for Malco Plastics in the Baltimore area, for the Dietary Department at St. Joseph Hospital and as a cashier at the former Jen's Restaurant and Carry Out in Baltimore.

The former Delores Marie Brown was born in Wilmington, N.C., and moved to Baltimore as a child with her family. She attended Southern High.

Services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1928 Powers Lane, Catonsville.

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