Dorothy SweeneyChurch volunteerDorothy Virginia Sweeney, a...

May 29, 1994

Dorothy Sweeney

Church volunteer

Dorothy Virginia Sweeney, a volunteer at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church in Towson, died Thursday of cancer at her home in Stoneleigh. She was 78.

Mrs. Sweeney, who joined the congregation around 1970, regularly visited the sick on Sundays, taking them flowers from ,, the church services, said her daughter Dr. Susan Elizabeth Sweeney of North Brookfield, Mass.

Mrs. Sweeney served several terms as deacon and participated in a Bible study group for about 20 years.

Dr. Sweeney described her mother as a "pack rat" who enjoyed going to yard sales and collecting hand-painted china.

She was born Dorothy Daub in Mercersburg, Pa., and moved to && Baltimore in 1961.

She she married Daniel Joseph Sweeney Jr. in 1943. He died in 1991.

Mrs. Sweeney graduated from Wilson College in Chambersburg, in 1936 and taught in public schools in Mercersburg and Clymer, Pa.

Mrs. Sweeney is survived by two other daughters, Dr. Mary Ann Sweeney of Albuquerque, N.M., and Dorothy Jean Sweeney Kimball of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two brothers, Lee Steiger Daub of Washington and Clarence Theodore Daub of San Diego; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church.

Another service is planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mercersburg Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the building fund of the Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21212.

Dr. Alex Louis Boro

Retired dentist

Dr. Alex Louis Boro, a retired dentist, died Thursday at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a heart attack. The Annapolis resident was 79.

After practicing dentistry in Annapolis for 33 years, Dr. Boro retired in 1979. He was a volunteer teacher at the University of Maryland Dental School.

In 1980, Dr. Boro and his wife, the former Ruth Weinstein, traveled to Israel where he worked for a month on a kibbutz near Tiberias.

"Living on a kibbutz was an interesting and memorable experience for us, something my husband always wanted to do," Mrs. Boro said. "It was a one of the largest kibbutzim in Israel with more than 1,500 members."

Dr. Boro was born in Baltimore in 1914, to Russian immigrant parents who settled in Severna Park in 1909. His father, William Boro, owned a general store in Severna Park.

Dr. Boro graduated from Annapolis High School in 1930 at the age of 15. He attended Drexel Institute of Philadelphia for three years before transferring to the University of Maryland Dental School, graduating with honors in 1935.

Before starting his dental practice in Annapolis in 1946, Dr. Boro completed an internship at the Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children in Boston and served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps during World War II.

He was treasurer and president of the West Shore Dental Society and president of the Anne Arundel Dental Society. He was a life member of B'nai B'rith and the Jewish War Veterans.

He served on the board of governors of the Maryland State Dental Association for more than 10 years. He was a life member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a service organization of dentists whose members are selected for their dedication to the science of dentistry.

He also was a life member of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity and the Alumni Association of the Maryland Dental School. He was elected to the International College of Dentists in 1987.

Dr. Boro enjoyed collecting coins and stamps. He and his wife visited South America, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore and Australia as well as the Middle East.

"My father will be remembered for his sharp wit, keen intellect, his desire to help others and his love for his family -- his children, grandchildren and his wife," said his son Dr. William J. Boro of Severna Park.

In addition to his wife of 53 years and his son, Dr. Boro is survived by another son, C. James Boro, of Baltimore; a daughter, Leslie Bratschi, of Annandale, Va.; a brother, Leon Boro, of Fresno, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis. Interment will be at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the University of Maryland Dental School, 666 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore 21201, Att.: Ellen Dahl.

B.J. Wieneke Graefe

Volunteer, golf enthusiast

Betty Jane Wieneke Graefe, a volunteer and golfer in the Annapolis area, died Monday of cancer at her home in Sherwood Forest.

Mrs. Graefe, who was 68 and maintained a second home in Vero Beach, Fla., had been a volunteer at the Lutheran Mission Society store in Annapolis.

She had chaired the women's golf groups at the Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville and at the old South Sherwood Forest Golf Club.

She was born Betty Jane Schunck in Baltimore and graduated from Patterson Park High School.

Her first husband, Norwood A. Wieneke, died in 1986. She is survived by her husband, G. Edward Graefe Jr.; a son, Thomas G. Wieneke of Annapolis; a daughter, Sue Anne Armbruster of Sherwood Forest; a brother, M. Glen Schunck Jr. of Vero Beach; and five grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie.

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