Joseph F. ButlerMaintenance supervisorJoseph F. Butler, a...

April 22, 1994

Joseph F. Butler

Maintenance supervisor

Joseph F. Butler, a retired carpenter and apartment maintenance supervisor, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Eldersburg. He was 79 and had lived in Charing Cross for many years before moving to Eldersburg in 1979.

He retired in 1989 from the Pentridge Apartments at Loch Raven Boulevard and Cold Spring Lane, where he had worked since 1977. Earlier, he was a self-employed carpenter for 45 years in the Rodgers Forge area.

He grew up in Baltimore and left school after the third grade to help support his family after the death of his father. He worked as a route driver for the Kirmo Laundry in the early 1930s, then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Josephine Saia of Baltimore; a son, Joseph R. Butler of Eldersburg; a daughter, Stephanie Shirley of Eldersburg; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Memorial donations may be made to the Carroll County Hospice, 95 Carroll St., Westminster 21157.

Herbert J. Gunther

Teacher, coach

Herbert J. Gunther, a Baltimore native who was a teacher, school principal and coach, died Monday of cancer at his home in Solana Beach, Calif. He was 74.

He retired from teaching high school 14 years ago.

He had been a baseball and football coach and principal at several Southern California schools during his 33-year career.

A 1939 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, he won letters in baseball, football, track and boxing. At the University of Maryland, he played baseball and football and, in 1941, won the Southern Conference light-heavyweight boxing championship.

After graduating from UM in 1943, he served in the Navy during World War II.

Later, he earned a master's degree at the University of Oklahoma and did other graduate work.

A memorial service was to be held at 10 a.m. today at Solana

Beach Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Anderson; a son, John Gunther of Solana Beach; a daughter, Danna Harkin of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters, Dorothy Fillmore of Baltimore and Mary Philbin of Atlanta; and six grandchildren.

Charlotte L. Metzger


Charlotte L. Metzger, a former kindergarten and high school teacher, died Tuesday after an apparent heart attack at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland, where she had lived since returning from the Baltimore area in the early 1980s. She was 75.

She taught in the Milford Mill Church Kindergarten at what is now the Milford Mill United Methodist Church in the early 1960s. In the mid-1950s, she helped found and taught at the kindergarten at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Cumberland.

In the 1940s and 1950s, she taught commercial courses at Fort Hill High School, Valley High School

and the Old Central High School in Lonaconing, all in Allegany County.

She began her teaching career in 1939 at a high school in Brookville, Pa.

The former Charlotte L. Geibert was a native of Meyersdale, Pa., and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home in Cumberland.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, John C. Metzger; a daughter, Renee Boblitz of Finksburg; and two grandchildren.

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