Walter M. DunneRetired firefighterWalter M. Dunne, a...

February 08, 1994

Walter M. Dunne

Retired firefighter

Walter M. Dunne, a retired Baltimore firefighter, died Saturday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital.

He was 81 and was a member of a large South Baltimore family of firefighters and police officers.

"He was born and reared two blocks from St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church and three blocks from the firehouse on Fort Avenue, where he could hear the church bells ring and the fire engines roar," said one of his sons, W. Michael Dunne Jr. of Lutherville.

Mr. Dunne graduated from Loyola High School in 1930 and earned a degree from Loyola College in 1934.

He attended college on a football scholarship and was a member of the college's last football team in 1933.

In 1936, he joined the Baltimore Fire Department, assigned to a firehouse in Brooklyn. He retired as a captain in 1974.

His last assignment was at No. 8 Truck and No. 30 Engine on

Frederick Avenue.

For many years, he was captain of the Fire Department's football team.

During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard, stationed at Curtis Bay.

He was discharged as a chief petty officer in 1945 and returned to the Fire Department.

In 1945, he married Dorthea McCoy of Reisterstown, and the couple made their home on Hugo Avenue, near Clifton Park. They moved to Moravia Boulevard in 1968.

He was a member of the Retired Fire Officer's Association and had been a member for 31 years of American Legion Post No. 183.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Road in Parkville, with interment at Moreland Memorial Park.

Besides his wife and son, survivors include another son, Patrick H. O'Connell Jr. of Towson; a daughter, Margaret Mary Milburn of Parkville; a brother, Elmer Dunne of Northwood; and six grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Patrick John O'Connell Memorial Scholarship Fund, Towson State University Foundation, Tow

son 21204.

William H. Schlotthober Jr., a clinical psychologist, died Thursday of a heart ailment at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 45.

He was director of Psychological Health Services Inc. in Columbia, with which he had been associated since 1976. The company provides psychological and related services to adolescents and adults. He also developed and directed the Columbia Addiction Center for substance-abuse treatment and


He was especially interested in working with adolescents and developed and directed the High Impact Counseling Unit, which treats and supervises adolescents who have a history of severe delinquency, along with their families, for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.

He was also a consultant to the Sykesville Shelter Home, the Gateway School and other treatment centers for adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Maryland College Park.

He sat on the executive council of the Maryland Psychological Association and the board of the Potomac Ridge Treatment Center, a psychiatric hospital in Rockville.

He had also been a staff member at Veterans Hospital in Boston and at Taylor Manor Hospital.

A memorial service was to be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Oakland Mills Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia.

Survivors include his wife, the former Linda Starbuck; a daughter, Casey Schlotthober of Columbia; and his parents, Emma and William H. Schlotthober Sr. of Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be be made to a scholarship fund named for him through the Office of Institutional Advancement at the University of Maryland College Park.

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