Walter M. Engle, 73, teacher, counselorWalter M. Engle, a...

January 07, 1996

Walter M. Engle, 73, teacher, counselor

Walter M. Engle, a retired Baltimore County teacher and guidance counselor who established the school system's scholastic competitive golf program in 1956, died Dec. 26 of injuries he sustained while cutting a tree at his Towson home. He was 73.

Mr. Engle retired in 1978 after working as a guidance counselor at Parkville High School. He also was a counselor at Woodlawn and Overlea high schools. He taught Spanish at Kenwood High School during the 1950s and 1960s. At Kenwood, he established the golf program, which continues.

A longtime golf enthusiast, he won numerous club and state championships. Last year, he won the Maryland State Golf Association Senior Championship for golfers who were older than 70.

He was a charter member of the modern Hillendale Country Club, was president of the Free State Seniors Golf Association of Maryland and a member of the Maryland State Golf Association.

Born in Harrisburg, Pa., and raised in Towson, Mr. Engle was a 1938 graduate of Towson High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Hampden-Sydney (Va.) College in 1942 and a master's degree in counseling from Towson State in 1967. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a weather forecaster. He was discharged in 1946 with the rank of lieutenant junior grade.

A trumpet player who liked Dixieland music, Mr. Engle played with a local jazz band and was a member of the choir of the Maryland Presbyterian Church, of which he was a founding elder.

Services were held Dec. 30 at Maryland Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Dorothy Anne Holston; three sons, James Engle of Perry Hall, Thomas Engle of Ellicott City and Lawrence Engle of Towson; his mother, Ruth Engle of Towson; a sister, Marian Goetze of Towson; and six grandchildren.

John Powell Sheffield, 55, systems analyst

John Powell Sheffield, 55, a Social Security Administration senior systems analyst, was remembered in graveside services Dec. 28 in Jacksonville, Fla.

He died of a heart attack Dec. 21 at his Ellicott City home. He had been employed by Social Security at its Woodlawn headquarters since 1967, except for two years when he was assigned to the National Archives in Washington.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, he served in the Army from 1961 to 1966 and earned his bachelor's degree in 1967 from Towson State College and his law degree in 1971 from the University of Baltimore Law School.

He is survived by a son, John G. Sheffield of Fells Point; two daughters, Elizabeth Henley of Ellicott City and Amy Powell of Ridgely's Delight; four brothers, Luther Sheffield of Jacksonville, David Sheffield of Orlando, Fla., Donald Sheffield of Amarillo, Texas, and Michael Sheffield of Spanish Fort, Ala.; two sisters, Marsha Foster of Jacksonville and Carolyn Scales of Gulfport, Miss.; and two grandchildren.

Joyce L. Hobbs, 63, brick mason, sports fan

Joyce "Jim" Levander Hobbs, a former Baltimore resident and retired brick mason, died Thursday of a heart attack at his home in Faison, N.C. He was 63.

Mr. Hobbs, who retired about 10 years ago, lived on Huntington Avenue in Baltimore until 18 months ago, when he returned to his native Faison because of health problems.

He was a longtime sports fan who enjoyed football and basketball.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Royal-Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Clinton, N.C.

Mr. Hobbs is survived by two sisters, Mary H. Lee of Faison and Shirley H. Vinson of Florence, S.C., and a brother, C. J. Hobbs of Faison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faison Fire Rescue Squad or to a charity.

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