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March 15, 1994

Ruth Marie Roberts

Nurse, church worker

Ruth Marie Roberts, a former nurse and Episcopal church worker, died Friday of heart failure at Church Home. She was 96 and had moved from Lutherville to Church Home six and a half years ago.

Most recently, she had been a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Lutherville, where she was active in the Episcopal Church Women. Previously, she had been a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson, where she was active in the Women's Guild and as a volunteer at the Surprise Shop.

Earlier, she was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Monkton, where her husband, the Rev. William Christian Roberts, had been rector. He died in 1971.

The former Ruth Marie Lauster was born in Baltimore and graduated from Eastern High School.

After graduating in 1921 from the nursing school at Church Home and Hospital, she worked in Baltimore as a visiting nurse for about 10 years.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave.

She is survived by a son, William Peregrine Roberts of Terrace Park, Ohio; three daughters, Ruth Carol Roberts and Christine R. Aler, both of Towson, and Elizabeth Anne Lundvall of Englishtown, N.J.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Roy H. Evans

MTA systems analyst

Roy H. Evans, a senior systems analyst for the Maryland Mass Transit Administration, died Saturday of heart failure at Fallston General Hospital. The Airville, Pa., resident was 52.

He had been employed by the MTA since 1985. Earlier, he had worked for the Maryland Department of Transportation, where he began his career as an analyst in 1963.

He was born and reared in Gray Manor in eastern Baltimore County. He was a 1959 graduate of Dundalk High School and earned an associate's degree at Baltimore Junior College in 1961. From 1964 to 1966, he was a military policeman in the Army.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at the Patterson Funeral Home, Route 222 and Clayton Street, Perryville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sue Tucker of Baltimore; three daughters, Dawne Evans, Holly M. Evans and Mary Louise Evans, all of Airville; three brothers, Oscar R. Evans III of Middle River and Dennis R. and Thomas O. Evans, both of Forest Hill; his parents, Oscar R. and Mary B. Evans of Conowingo; and a granddaughter.

W. Donald Addy

Sales engineer

W. Donald Addy, a sales engineer, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Easton after a severe asthma attack. He was 59.

He had been employed since 1959 as a sales engineer with W. R. Grace & Co. of Lexington, Mass. Before moving to Easton in 1989, he lived for many years in Marlboro, Mass., where he was a member of Sudbury Presbyterian Church.

A native of Westport in South Baltimore, he attended city schools and was a 1952 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Maryland in 1957.

Services were set for 2 p.m. today at the Newnam Funeral Home, 200 S. Harrison St., Easton, with interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Addy is survived by his wife, the former Betty Ann Chicknoski of Baltimore; four daughters, Kimberly A. Hatch of Southboro, Mass., Allison K. Porter of Hudson, Mass., and Rebecca L. and Donna L. Addy, both of Easton; a brother, Dr. James A. Addy of Towson; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Asthma Allergy Foundation, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore 21239-2995.

Howard A. Schnepfe


Howard A. Schnepfe, a certified public accountant for nearly 45 years, died Wednesday of cancer at the Stella Maris Hospice. He was 65.

The Hampton area resident had maintained his accounting practice in Towson for nearly 10 years after working for other firms.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Schnepfe was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute and, in 1949, of the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. He also studied accounting at the University of Baltimore.

He was a member of the Naval Reserve in Baltimore from 1949 until 1957, the Grachur Club, the Johns Hopkins Club, the Merchants Club, the University Club and the Mercedes-Benz Club.

He was a winner of the Thomas Point Cup Race of the Patuxent Yacht Club and sailed with the Gibson Island Star Fleet.

Mr. Schnepfe collected and used antique woodworking tools.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include his wife, the former Jane D. Schissler; four daughters, Patrice Carol Watkin of Youngstown, Ohio, Kathryn Jane Burke of Buffalo, N.Y., Karen Auld Bennett of Bear, Del., and Kim Allison Conroy of Baltimore; two brothers, Charles H. Schnepfe of Baltimore and David A. Schnepfe of Chicago; and four grandchildren.

John D. Geidt

Mechanical engineer

John D. Geidt, a mechanical engineer who retired about 10 years ago from the Maryland Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning, died March 4 at the Manor Care Ruxton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of complications of pneumonia.

He was 79 and lived in the Carroll Manor area of northern Baltimore County.

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