The maiden name of Mary Davison Roszel was misspelled in...

December 14, 1993

The maiden name of Mary Davison Roszel was misspelled in an obituary in yesterday's paper. She was the former Mary Davison Wight.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Mary Davison Roszel

Native of Baltimore

Mary Davison Roszel, a native of Baltimore who was active in church and other groups, died Friday of cancer at a hospital in Sun City Center, Fla.


She was 82 and had lived in Sun City since 1969. Before then, she had resided in Darien, Conn., to which she had moved from Baltimore in 1957.

The former Mary Davison White was educated at the Calvert School and the Warrenton Country School in Warrenton, Va. She made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon in 1930.

Her husband, John S. L. Roszel, is a retired executive of the Olin Corp.

In Baltimore, she had been active in the Church Women at Christ Episcopal Church. In Darien and Sun City Center, she had been a hospital volunteer.

She had also volunteered at the Sun City Center voter registration office, and with her husband helped to start the Kings and Queens Golf Tournament and the first seniors duplicate bridge tournament recognized by the American Contract Bridge League.

Services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at Lewers Funeral Home in Ruskin, Fla.

Other survivors include two sons, John S. L. Roszel Jr., of Orinda, Calif., and Brantz M. Roszel of Ruskin; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Martha Bokel

Administrative secretary

Martha Bokel, the last member of her family to live in the Gallagher Mansion in Govans, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital of a respiratory illness.

She was 92 and had lived in the Ruxton Towers Apartments.

She was born in the mansion at 431 Notre Dame Lane, which took its name from her mother's family. The mansion, construction of which began in the mid-1800s, had been in the Gallagher family since 1873. She had lived there until moving to Roland Park in the early 1970s.

The Italianate gray stone mansion is scheduled for restoration as the centerpiece of a residential complex for senior citizens.

She began working as secretary to the president of the Maryland Historical Society in 1925 and retired in 1967 as administrative secretary to the president and council of the society.

She was educated at what is now the Notre Dame Preparatory School and graduated from the Roland Park Country School.

She was a member of the Sodality, Reparations Society and Ladies of Charity at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Govans and also belonged to the Catholic Evidence League.

She was an associate member of the Women's Board of the Historical Society and was a volunteer at Keswick and for charitable groups after her retirement.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 5502 York Road in Govans.

She is survived by two nieces, a nephew and five grandnieces and grandnephews.

Dominick Amantea

Ran trade association

Dominick Amantea, executive director of the Chesapeake Automobile Wholesalers Association, died Friday of cancer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.

He was 64 and lived in Severna Park.

He had worked for the trade association for 22 years. Earlier, he had briefly operated a ceramics store, Idlehour Sales, in Annapolis and, after serving in the Army during the Korean War, had been an automobile filter salesman and zone manager for Purolator Products.

Before the war, he had worked for an auto parts store in Baltimore, mixing paint.

A native of Pitcairn, Pa., he was a graduate of the high school there and later of the University of Baltimore.

He was a member of the Optimist Club of Annapolis and the Automotive Boosters Club B-17, an automobile trade group, and he was a former president of the Automobile Wholesalers Association Executives, an organization for trade group staff officers.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

Mr. Amantea is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Betty Hackett; a daughter, Virginia Kolson of Millersville; a son, James Thomas Amantea of Pasadena; a sister, Maria Petruska of Monroeville, Pa.; a brother, Joseph Amantea of Los Angeles; and two grandchildren.

Maj. J. W. Zebley Jr.

Officer, farmer, teacher

Maj. Joseph W. Zebley Jr., a farmer, Army officer and educator, died Thursday of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 79.

He was a resident of both Baltimore and Elkton in Cecil County, where he managed Clover Hill, a farm that has been in his family since the 1700s.

Born and reared in Elkton, he received his early education there and was a graduate of Elkton High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland.

During World War II, he was a captain in the 3rd Army commanded by Gen. George S. Patton and participated in the North African and European campaigns and the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.

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