Glenn W. StaffordRetired executiveGlenn W. Stafford...

May 04, 1994

Glenn W. Stafford

Retired executive

Glenn W. Stafford, retired financial vice president of the L.A. Benson Co. Inc., in East Baltimore, died Friday of respiratory and heart failure at a hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., where he had a winter home. He was 79.

He had also maintained a home in Boone, N.C., since leaving Rodgers Forge 10 years ago.

He retired in 1978 after 33 years with Benson, an industrial supply company.

Friends in Florida praised him as a gentle man. One said, "There is a celebration in heaven today. Glenn Stafford has arrived."

Born in Taylorsville, N.C., Mr. Stafford came to Baltimore as a young man after playing first base on minor league baseball teams in the Midwest.

He graduated from the University of Baltimore and served in the Army during World War II.

He was a member of the executive committees of the Middle Atlantic Left-Handed Golfers Association and of the National Association of Left-Handed Golfers, of which he was treasurer.

He was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Boone and McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers.

In Baltimore, he was a member for 35 years and financial secretary of Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St., where services were planned for 2 p.m. today.

Mr. Stafford is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, the former Dorothy Kagle; two daughters, Candace Kocher of Richmond, Va., and Valerie Hardy of Bel Air; a son, Glenn W. Stafford Jr. of Richmond; three sisters, Belle Teague, Toy Smith and Sara Seitz, all of Hickory, N.C.; five brothers, Don and Mack Stafford, both of Hickory, Roy Stafford of Taylorsville, Lindsay Stafford of Conover, N.C., and Wade Stafford of Gastonia, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

Mary M. Kolpack

Retired dietitian

Mary M. Kolpack, a retired dietitian, died April 30 of complications from diabetes at Howard County General Hospital. She was 72 and lived in Fulton.

She retired as chief dietitian for the Veterans Administration in the late 1970s after a 20-year career with the agency. Earlier, she was associated with a hospital in York, Pa., and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

She had also worked in Saginaw, Mich., and was the dietitian for the University of Missouri cafeteria.

She was born Mary L. Miller in Salisbury, Pa., and was a 1944 graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she earned a degree in home economics. She received certification in dietetics from the University of Chicago Medical Center.

In 1969, she married William W. Kolpack, a truck farmer, who died in 1991.

Services were planned for 7:30 p.m. today at Oakland Presbyterian Church, 14301 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel, of which she was a founding member.

She is survived by two brothers, N. Philip Miller of Columbia and John E. Miller of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a stepdaughter, Ruth Pitcher of Broomes Island.

Memorial donations may be made to the church.

Robert D. De Shesky

Retired locksmith

Robert D. De Shesky, a retired locksmith, died Saturday of cancer at the Wellspring Nursing Center in Glen Burnie. He was 64.

He retired in 1991 after about 20 years as owner of De Shesky's Lock and Safe Co. in Glen Burnie, where he lived. Earlier, he was an electrician at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.

A native of Hazleton, Pa., who was reared in the Baltimore area, he served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former Evelyn V. Atkins; a brother, Alvin De Shesky of Cumberland; and a sister, Dorothy Nieman of Dundalk.

R. Randolph Victor

Estate and tax lawyer

R. Randolph "Randy" Victor, an estate and tax lawyer who practiced in Towson for many years, died Monday of a stroke at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 58.

He had been in private practice since 1966 after serving from 1962 to 1966 as an assistant state attorney general.

He grew up on St. Albans Way in Homeland and was a 1953 graduate of Loyola High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1957 from Georgetown University and his law degree from the University of Maryland in 1960. After graduation from law school, he joined his father's firm, Harley, Wheltle & Victor.

He was an Army reservist from 1960 to 1967.

"He was quiet, kind and very religious," said his wife of 31 years, the former Raymo Rutherford.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 5502 York Road, Baltimore, where Mr. Victor had been a lifelong communicant.

Other survivors include a daughter, Suzanne V. Stromberg; and a grandson, John R. Stromberg, both of Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be made to the Loyola High School Scholarship Fund, 500 Chestnut Ave., Towson 21204.

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