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September 06, 1994

Dr. Emmanuel Duru

Medical resident

Dr. Emmanuel Emeka Duru, a first-year resident at a Washington hospital, died Aug. 27 at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered in an Aug. 1 automobile accident on York Road. He was 40.

A resident of Northeast Baltimore, Dr. Duru was a first-year resident in obstetrics-gynecology at Providence Hospital in Washington. He was a native of Nigeria.

"He struggled most of his life," said a close friend and medical school classmate, Dr. Joseph Nnadike of Harbor Hospital Center. "He had to work hard to make ends meet, and just when things were turning around in his life, the accident occurred."

Dr. Duru was born in Imo, Nigeria. He earned his bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Morgan State University and his medical degree from the Use University School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic.

After moving to Baltimore, he worked for three years with the city Department of Health's Office of Occupational Medicine and Safety.

He was a member of the American College of Physicians and enjoyed playing tennis.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at First Baptist Church, 535 N. Caroline St. in East Baltimore. He will be buried near his home in Nigeria.

Survivors include his wife, Ngozi; three children, Adaeze, Anuli and Emmanuel Emeka Jr., all of Baltimore; and his mother, Susanna Duru of Imo, Nigeria.

Mary Triplett

Native Baltimorean

Mary Post Duvall Triplett, a former Baltimorean who had been a resident in a Pocomoke City nursing home, died Aug. 30 of respiratory failure at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was 91.

A native Baltimorean, she had been a member of the Baltimore Country Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Duvall Triplett of Pocomoke City; a son, Clayton Nascimento Triplett III of Dunedin, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

;/ Services were held Sunday in Pocomoke City.

Carl C. Kiessling

Retired letter carrier

Carl C. "Charlie" Kiessling, who was a letter carrier in Roland Park from 1936 to 1972 except for World War II military service, died Thursday of pneumonia at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was 77.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Kiessling was a letter carrier in the Roland Park area from 1936 to 1943, when he entered the Army.

After his discharge in 1945, he delivered mail in Roland Park until he retired in 1972. During the war, he served in the U.S. Army Postal Unit in England.

He and his wife, the former Virginia Brauer, were married 54 years. In 1976, they moved from the Catonsville area to Ocean City.

Mr. Kiessling was president of Montego Bay Civic Association there for three years and belonged to the Ocean City association's Senior Center and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts.

He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Other survivors include two sons, C. Jay Kiessling of Upperco and Lee C. Kiessling of Woodbine; three granddaughters; and two nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Upperco.

The family suggested contributions to the Carl Kiessling Memorial Fund, c/o St. Paul's, Route 30 and Dover Road, Upperco 21155.

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William Armiger

Station attendant

William Burkett Armiger, an attendant at a Shell service station in Lansdowne, died Thursday of pneumonia and organ failure at Veterans Medical Center. The Baltimore Highlands resident was 58.

He was born in Pimlico and attended Forest Park High School through the 11th grade.

He served in the Army Signal Corps from 1954 to 1956, during which time he earned a high school diploma and served in Frankfurt, Germany.

After leaving the Army, he was a clerk for the Social Security Administration, then a toll officer at the Harbor Tunnel. He was a member of American Legion Post 195.

Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, the former Betty Ann Whitmore; his mother, Ethel E. Armiger of Baltimore; a daughter, Marie E. Burgess of Pasadena; two sons, Gary L. Armiger and William B. Armiger III, both of Glen Burnie; and four grandchildren.

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