George W. ZellerBlood program directorGeorge W. Zeller, a...

March 19, 1995

George W. Zeller

Blood program director

George W. Zeller, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who was director of the Red Cross blood program in Baltimore before his final retirement in 1979, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Homeland.

Mr. Zeller, who was 79, had worked for the Red Cross since his 1964 retirement from the Army after 23 years. He saw action in World War II and the Korean War, winning the Bronze Star for valor.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Indiana University and the Army's Command and General Staff College and Adjutant General's School.

He was a member of the Parkville Post of the American Legion and the Archbishop Curley Council of the Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen A. Thomas; two daughters, M. Patricia Wakham of Denver and Joan L. Wellham of Linthicum; two sons, Paul W. Zeller of Catonsville and Dr. Robert G. Zeller of Gaithersburg; five sisters, Mildred Williams, Doris Stein and Sister Frances Zeller, S.S.N.D, all of Baltimore, Sister Le Clerc Zeller, S.S.N.D., of Long Green and Elinor Langford, of Fort Myers, Fla.; a brother, William C. Zeller Jr. of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

Dorothy M. W. Marr

Homemaker, gardener

Dorothy Mildred Woodill Marr, for many years a homemaker and gardener in the city's Ednor Gardens section, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Long Green Nursing Center. She was 98.

She was particularly fond of growing irises and was a member of the Francis Scott Key Iris Society.

Mrs. Marr was the daughter of a Lynn, Mass., doctor, and was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of the Eastern Star. She and her late husband, Russell W. Marr, moved to Baltimore from Pottsville, Pa., in 1973. Earlier, they lived for many years in Bayside, N.Y. They had been married for 53 years.

Services are private.

She is survived by a son, Franklin W. Marr of Baltimore; a daughter, Dorothy F. Peckham of Watertown, N.Y.; two granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Iris Foundation, c/o Francis Scott Key Chapter, J. Owings Rebert, 152 Leisters Church Road, Westminster 21157.

Leonard Steinberg, who owned and operated Leonard Furs on North Charles Street for more than 30 years, died Friday of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. He was 72.

Opened in 1961, his high-fashion shop supplied men's and women's mink, raccoon and nutria coats.

"He was known to everybody," said his son, Sidney Steinberg of Philadelphia. "He had incredibly loyal customers, and he took great pride in the business."

The elder Mr. Steinberg retired in 1992.

Born in Philadelphia, he was reared in Atlantic City and was a 1941 graduate of Atlantic City High School.

During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard as a radioman 1st class.

After the war he managed several fur salons in Atlantic City before moving to Baltimore to manage Jandel Furs in the mid-1950s.

Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Sondra Freedman; his daughter-in-law, Jill Steinberg; and granddaughter.

Memorial donations may be made to the Freedman-Steinberg memorial fund of the Baltimore chapter of the American Lung Association.

Penne M. Klipper, a Pikesville artist who did metal sculpture, jewelry and stained glass, died of cancer Thursday at Stella Maris Hospice in Cockeysville. She was 54.

Working from a studio in her Pikesville home, Mrs. Klipper marketed her work as Penne's Pieces and Creative Concepts.

"She had a wonderful eye for colors and wardrobes," said Dr. Andrew R. Klipper, her husband of 17 years. "She was especially good at cosmetics and color analysis for women."

Earlier in her career, she had worked as a graphic artist for the Baltimore Sun and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She left the Baltimore Sun advertising department about 15 years ago to pursue a career as an artist.

Born Lois M. Wetzler, she changed her first name to Penne.

"She found 'Penne' in a comic strip and chose it for her name when she was a child," said Dr. Klipper, a rheumatologist at Franklin Square Hospital Center.

The daughter of Allan R. and the late Edna Wetzler, she was educated at Park School and the Richmond Professional Institute. Her family owned Wetzler's women's clothing stores, which had several outlets in Baltimore.

Services and interment will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Har Sinai Cemetery, Garrison Forest Road. The family requests memorial donations to the Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by a brother, Robert A. Wetzler of Reisterstown; and a sister, Bunny Singer of Lutherville.

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