Leon J. DavisVending, novelty dealerLeon J. Davis, who had...

January 05, 1994

Leon J. Davis

Vending, novelty dealer

Leon J. Davis, who had owned vending and novelty companies, died early yesterday at the Northwest Hospital Center of complications of a brain tumor. He was 64 lived on Lacewood Lane in Pikesville.

He retired about two years ago after working for about two years as a deliveryman for drugstores.

For five years before that, he had owned General Novelty Co., selling toys and other items to retailers.

In the mid-1980s, he sold the Judy Vending Co., which dealt in gum ball and stamp machines. He had owned and operated the business for 22 years. For 12 years before that, he had been a relocation specialist for the Baltimore urban renewal agency.

He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1947 graduate of City College and a 1959 graduate of the University of Baltimore.

He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Rho fraternity.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of nearly 37 years, the former Vivian Jontiff; a son, Jonathan Michael Davis of Ellicott City; two daughters, Judy Stern of Baltimore and Randy Davis-Ahmann of University Park; and five grandchildren.

Lamar Royer

Aluminum worker

Lamar Royer, a retired press operator for an aluminum company, died Sunday of heart failure at his home in Glen Burnie. He was 70.

He retired seven years ago as an extrusion press operator at the Kaiser Aluminum Co. plant in Halethorpe, where he had worked for 33 years.

Born in Ladiesburg, Frederick County, he was an Army paratrooper during World War II and attained the rank of sergeant.

He had helped coach the Andover Apaches youth wrestling team.

Services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W. in Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Charlotte Atwell; two sons, Lamar W. Royer of Glen Burnie and Charles E. Royer of Baltimore; two daughters, Kathy Lucas of Baltimore and Marilyn McCready of Tampa, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Sister Mary Macciola

Teacher, principal

Sister Mary Dorothy Macciola, D.C., a former teacher and principal who also performed hospital work, died Sunday of a brain tumor at the Provincial House of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Emmitsburg.

She was 55 and had lived in retirement at St. Joseph Provincial since last fall.

Before moving there, she had been assistant director of the Volunteer Office at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore since 1991.

From 1986 until 1991, she taught at St. Dominic's School in Northeast Baltimore, and from 1981 until 1986 she was assistant principal of St. Michael's School in Overlea.

She was principal of St. Patrick's School in Richmond, Va., from 1975 until 1981.

Earlier assignments had been at St. Charles School in Pikesville, Sacred Heart School in Norfolk, Va., and Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Washington, D.C.

Born in Baltimore, the former Diana Frances Macciola entered the Daughters of Charity in 1957, the year after her graduation from Seton High School.

She also graduated from St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg and earned a master's degree from Trinity College in Washington.

A Mass of the Resurrection was set for 11 a.m. today at the Provincial House in Emmitsburg.

She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Macciola of Baltimore.

Frederick Zenter Jr.

Flour mill supervisor

Frederick A. Zenter Jr., a retired flour mill supervisor, died Dec. 29 after a heart attack at his home on Longview Drive in Catonsville. He was 63.

He retired a year ago as a supervisor in the packing department of the Wilkins-Rogers' flour mill in Ellicott City, where he had worked for about 20 years.

Earlier, he had been employed at Barr-Stofford, which packaged products in spray cans.

Born in Catonsville, Mr. Zenter was a 1948 graduate of Catonsville High School.

He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Services were set for 12:30 p.m. today in the Rectory of St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery Church, 251 S. Morley St. in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Norma Jean Clodfelter; a son, Frederick A. Zenter III of Ellicott City; a stepson, Wayne Drake of Portland, Ore.; a brother, William Zenter of Pasadena; and a grandson.

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