A native of New York City, he was a graduate of St. Augustine High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., Epiphany Apostolic College in Newburgh, N.Y., and St. Joseph's Seminary in Washington. He was ordained in 1945 at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
Masses were offered Friday and Saturday at St. Joseph's Manor.
There were no close surviving relatives. Rebecca Kendall Albers, executive vice president of CMP Inc., a consulting engineering firm, died March 7 of cancer at the Anne Arundel County Medical Center. She was 68 and lived in Severna Park.
Mrs. Albers had been executive vice president since 1988. Before that, she worked for many years at the Washington Research Center of W. R. Grace & Co., retiring in 1986 from the purchasing department.
She was born Rebecca Kendall in Chestertown and attended the Church Home and Hospital nursing school in Baltimore.
In 1981, she married Edwin W. Albers, president of CMP Inc. They lived in the Amberley area near Annapolis until 1990, when they moved to Severna Park.
She was a member of the Chartwell Golf and Country Club and did volunteer work for several charitable groups.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a stepdaughter, Anne A. Kroger of San Francisco; two stepsons, Edwin W. Albers Jr. of Annapolis and Mark N. Albers of Rockville; two sisters, Marion Leiby of Centreville and Pauline Coleman of Sudlersville; two brothers, Calvin Kendall of Los Angeles and Richard Kendall of Wilmington, Del.; a grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the Anne Arundel Medical Center Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday.
Arthur M. Gompf
Arthur M. Gompf, a mechanical engineer who was active in civic groups, died Wednesday of cancer at the Stella Maris Hospice. He was 85.
He retired about five years ago as a partner in Gompf Engineering Services and Physical Plant Associates. He joined the firm in 1972 after he retired as the owner of Egli and Gompf, an engineering firm in which he became a partner in 1938.
In his long career, he worked on more than 2,000 mechanical, electrical and utility projects. During World War II, he designed facilities at Edgewood Arsenal and other military posts.
Mr. Gompf had been president of the Patrons Club and vice chairman of the board of the McDonogh School, where his sons were educated, and president of the board of St. James Academy in Monkton.
He was a former president of the Engineering Society of Baltimore and the Building Congress and Exchange of Baltimore.
He was a former director of the Maryland Criminal Justice Commission and a member of Maryland Air Quality Control Advisory Council, the Maryland Transportation Authority, and several Harford County groups, including the Deer Creek Watershed Association and the Scenic River Advisory Committee.
He had also been president of the Friends of the Eisenhower Library at Hopkins.
A native of the Pikesville area, Mr. Gompf was a 1925 graduate of Franklin High School in Reisterstown. He earned an engineering degree at the Johns Hopkins University in 1934 and later, a master of liberal arts degree.
Since 1965, he had lived at Monta Santa Farm near Street.
A memorial service was held Saturday.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Margaret Purdum; two sons, Arthur P. Gompf of Street and Henry L. Gompf of Dallas; and four grandchildren. The Rev. Joseph H. Zeinz, S.M., a retired teacher of classical languages, died Friday of complications of diabetes at the Marianist Care Center in Centerville, Ohio. He was 76.
Father Zeinz was fluent in Greek, Latin, French, German and Spanish.
He had lived in the Marianist community in Southwest Baltimore from 1982 until 1986. He was active in the Marriage Encounter Movement, a program to improve communication between husbands and wives, in Baltimore and elsewhere.
From 1964 until 1982, he had been professor of classical languages at the University of Dayton in Ohio. He had been chairman of the Department of Classical Languages for a time.
He had also been editor of Classical Outlook and director of the service bureau of the American Classical Language Association.
Born in New York City, he graduated from Xavier High School there and graduated with honors from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
In 1938, he entered the novitiate of the Society of Mary and the next year took his vows as a member of the order known as Marianists. He taught at high schools in California before his ordination in 1946.
He earned a master's degree at the Catholic University of America and taught at Cathedral Latin High School in Cleveland until 1955 when he was sent to Yokohama, Japan, where his order operates an international school.
He returned to the United States in 1961 and earned his doctorate at Ohio State University in 1964.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be offered at 7:30 p.m. today at the Marianist Provincial House, 4301 Roland Ave.