Gordon H. LaytonAccountantGordon H. Layton, a retired...

March 20, 1995

Gordon H. Layton


Gordon H. Layton, a retired Baltimore accountant and former Towson resident, died Friday of heart failure at the Salisbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 83.

For most of his career, Mr. Layton was a certified public accountant for Gunther Brewing Co. in Baltimore.

He had lived in Ocean Pines since retiring in 1973. He was a member of the Ocean City Shrine and Rotary clubs and the Emergency Coordinating Committee for the resort area.

He was a graduate of City College and the Baltimore College of Commerce, which became the University of Baltimore. He also was a member of the Mount Vernon Lodge A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Ullrich Funeral Home, 10902 Ocean Gateway, in Berlin.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Ann Wolverton; a son, Stuart W. Layton of Stephens City, Va.; a daughter, Carol L. Howie of West River; a brother, Charles W. Layton Sr. of Baltimore; a sister, Myrtle L. Snack of Baltimore; five grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

J. Frederick Offutt

Civil engineer

J. Frederick C. Offutt Jr., a licensed civil engineer, died Thursday of heart disease at his home in Sparks. He was 63.

Until poor health forced him to retire, Mr. Offutt had worked for James Keelty & Co. in Timonium.

He was a former firefighter with the Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Department. He also volunteered with the 5th District Recreation Council in Northern Baltimore County and often coached his sons' basketball and Little League teams.

Mr. Offutt was born in Cockeysville, graduated from Towson High School, served in the army in Korea, and was a member of the American Legion Post in Parkton.

A memorial service was to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Sherwood Episcopal Church, Sherwood and York roads in Cockeysville.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, the former Roberta Ensor; two sons, Barry C. Offutt of Butler and Joshua F. C. Offutt III of Reisterstown; a daughter, Laura A. Harting of Parkton; a sister, Virginia Risteau Lyon of Cockeysville; a brother, Noah E. Offutt of Cockeysville; and eight grandchildren.

Joseph B. Trieschman

Delivery truck driver

Joseph B. Trieschman, a retired delivery truck driver for Exxon Oil Co., died Thursday of a heart attack at St. Agnes Hospital.

Mr. Trieschman, 83, was for 60 years a member of Sexton United Methodist Church near his home in Morrell Park. He was Sunday school superintendent, custodian and a member of the board of trustees. He also frequently cooked for church suppers.

"He would cook anything people asked and often for 150," said Nellie Trieschman, his wife of 17 years. She and Mr. Trieschman were neighbors who met at the church a few years after the death of his first wife, the former Mary Elizabeth James.

Mr. Trieschman was born in Howard County and later lived in one house in Morrell Park for 60 years. An avid boater, he enjoyed fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.

Services were to be held at 9 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. SW, Glen Burnie.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Joyce Lynn of Millersville and Shirley Ruehl of Glen Burnie; a stepson, William Bradway of Linthicum; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the Alzheimer's Association Baltimore Chapter, 540 E. Belvedere Ave., Suite 202, Baltimore 21212.

G. Ronald Rug, 40, a 1972 Glen Burnie High School graduate who set up international offices for Disney Studios and worked with several Disney performers, died in Los Angeles March 1 of cardiac arrest.

Mr. Rug, who became interested in the theater arts as a high school student, was a Screen Actors Guild member and volunteered with PAWS-LA, an organization that cares for pets of terminally ill patients.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens on Ritchie Highway.

Survivors include his parents, Werner and Audrey Rug of Millersville; a brother, Eric Rug of Millersville; and two sisters, Elizabeth Benton and Linda Twilley, both of Salisbury.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Actors Fund of America, 1501 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10109-1503.

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