Aubrey C. Wyatt IIILawyer, jazz buffAubrey C. Wyatt III, a...

October 03, 1994

Aubrey C. Wyatt III

Lawyer, jazz buff

Aubrey C. Wyatt III, a lawyer and jazz enthusiast, died Wednesday of a stroke at Sinai Hospital. He was 49.

He began his legal career in 1972 when he went to work for Legal Aid Services in Oakland, Calif., and later established a practice in San Francisco.

A resident of Oakland, he was deputy director of the Alameda County Metropolitan Housing Center until returning to Baltimore after being stricken with Cushing's disease five years ago.

A lover of jazz, he founded Bay Area Loves That Organization, which sponsored jazz performances in Oakland.

"He came from a family of saxophone players and jazz lovers," said a sister, Beatrice W. Williams of Baltimore.

He grew up in Northwest Baltimore and was a 1965 graduate of Edmondson High School, where he ran track. He earned a bachelor's degree from what was then Morgan State College in 1969 and his law degree from the University of Maryland in 1972.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, 901 Poplar Grove Street, Baltimore.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, the former Karen Johnson; another sister, Charlotte W. Bullock of Baltimore; his mother, Susie M. Belton Wyatt of Baltimore; two special friends, Florence Blackburn of Oakland and Michelle Bland of Baltimore; and many other relatives. William S. Iampieri, a retired businessman, died yesterday of cancer at his home in Ellicott City. He was 82.

He and his brother, Eugene, founded the North Bend Beer Delivery Co. in 1948. In 1950, they expanded the business and moved it to the 5300 block of Edmondson Ave. and changed the name to Westview Liquors, which now is owned and operated by William Iampieri's son Thomas J. Iampieri of Ellicott City.

William Iampieri, whose parents had emigrated from the Abruzzi region of Italy, was born in Chester, Pa. The family moved to Baltimore's Little Italy in 1913, and he attended parochial schools in the city.

During World War II, he worked for the Koppers Co., a defense plant, and after the war for the Schlitz Brewing Co.

He was a member of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville, where he had been president of the Holy Name Society, the Patapsco Council of the Knights of Columbus, the Alcala Caravan of the Order of the Alhambra and the Retirement Club of the Knights of Columbus, and a charter member of the Sons of Italy in Howard County.

In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife, the former Rose Marie Weber, whom he married in 1939; three other sons, William J. Iampieri of Sykesville, and James F. Iampieri and John S. Iampieri, all of Ellicott City; three daughters, Rose Marie Steer of Westview Park, Mary Margaret Sunell of Eldersburg and Jean I. Quattlebaum of Ellicott City; 21 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Service of Howard County. Neil M. Ratliff, head of the music library at the University of Maryland-College Park since 1980 and an authority on Greek music, died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome Sept. 17 at the Hospice of Washington. He was 58.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at UM's Ulrich Recital Hall.

He is survived by a brother, John Ratliff of Falls Church, Va.; and a sister, Joy Ratliff of Huntington, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to the Neil M. Ratliff Fund for IPAM, c/o the University of Maryland Foundation, Music Library, Hornbake 3210, College Park 20742.

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