William A. CurryLivestock specialistWilliam A. Curry, a...

August 24, 1994

William A. Curry

Livestock specialist

William A. Curry, a livestock specialist for the University of Maryland who was active in young farmers' groups, died Saturday of heart disease at Howard County General Hospital after collapsing earlier that day at the Howard County Fair. He was 64 and lived in the Ellicott City area.

He worked in the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Maryland College Park. He had joined the Animal Sciences faculty at UM in 1968 after earning a bachelor's degree there. Earlier, he was a beef cattle supervisor at the U.S. Department of Agriculture research center in Beltsville.

As a youth, he was a member of the Maryland 4-H dairy cattle judging team that won a national championship in 1948. He continued his association with the group and for 24 years was the 4-H and Future Farmer of America livestock superintendent at the Maryland State Fair at Timonium, and the coach of the state's 4-H livestock judging teams, which won many regional and national competitions.

The Easton native was a graduate of Cordova High School. He was a meat inspector in the Army from 1953 until 1955.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lynne Cleary; four sons, William A. Curry Jr. of Beltsville, Christopher S. Curry of Gambrills, Timothy J. Curry of Bowie and Army Major Peter E. Curry of Fort Drum, N.Y.; a daughter, Mary A. Poole of Laurel; a stepson, Jeff Cleary of Columbia; a stepdaughter, Leslie Bauer of Dayton; a brother, Stanley K. Curry of Glen Burnie; a half-brother, Edward N. Brinsfield of Leonardtown; a half-sister, Susan Brinsfield of Berlin; six grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Warren G. Myers Memorial 4-H Livestock Endowment Fund at the Maryland 4-H Foundation, 8020 Greenmead Drive, College Park, 20740-4000.


Joseph T. Wood

Navy petty officer

Joseph T. Wood, who retired from the Navy in 1973 as a petty officer first class, died Monday at the Memorial Hospital in Easton after a heart attack. He was 58 and had lived in Preston for 17 years.

The Sparrows Point native, who attended the high school there, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7937 in Ridgely.

Services were set for noon today at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Eileen Kraczmer; two sons, Joseph T. Wood Jr. of Rhodesdale and John D. Wood of Harmony; two daughters, Teresa K. Liszewski of Harmony and Shelly R. Silvernell of Lisbon, N.D.; four sisters, Janice Frazier, Mary H. Williams, Bertha Hubbard and Elizabeth A. Herrera, all of Baltimore; two brothers, Robert A. Wood of Gettysburg, Pa., and Regis L. Wood of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.


H. Stange Orth

Engineering consultant

H. Stange Orth, an electrical engineering consultant and lay ++ minister at Timonium United Methodist Church, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Timonium. He was 80.

He became a consultant after retiring in 1972 as vice president of a New Jersey electrical equipment manufacturing company.

The Baltimore native was a 1931 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute. He earned his electrical engineering degree at the Johns Hopkins University in 1934. He was a volunteer at Keswick and a member of Emmaus, a religious group, and the Atlas Masonic Lodge in Westfield, N.J.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road.

He is survived by a daughter, Laura O. Weller of Timonium; a son, David R. Orth of Mendham, N.J.; a sister, Dorothy McClintock of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Mildred K. Sutt

Was secretary at firms

Mildred K. Sutt, 73, a retired secretary who had worked for several Baltimore-area firms, died Sunday of cancer at her home in Severna Park. The former Mildred Kicas was born in Baltimore and graduated from Western High School. She was a founder and former president of the Lithuanian Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave. She is survived by her husband, Michael Sutt; a brother, Edward Kicas Sr. of Baltimore; three nephews, two nieces; two grandnephews; and two grandnieces.

Lewis A. Wiseman 72, a former supervisor in the Bendix Radio Division plant in Towson, died Saturday at a hospital in Lancaster, Pa. of internal bleeding and complications. He was an usher at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Lancaster where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, the former Eva R. Long; two sons, Richard L. Wiseman of Langhorne, Pa., and William D. Wiseman of Forest Hill; a sister, Nellie L. Wiseman of Woodlyn, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

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