David M. Ullrich Sr., 57, welder at General MotorsDavid M...

March 22, 1996

David M. Ullrich Sr., 57, welder at General Motors

David M. Ullrich Sr., a retired welder, died Monday of meningitis at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Dundalk resident was 57.

Born in Northeast Baltimore, he graduated from Calvert Hall College High School in 1956 and worked for the Western Electric Co. at Point Breeze near Dundalk until 1958. He then began a 31-year career at the General Motors Corp., retiring in 1989 as a welder at GM's Broening Highway plant.

In 1959, he married Patricia Krysiak, who survives him.

He played bass and snare drums and participated in many local parades.

He was a member of the Hamilton Post of the Yankee-Rebel Drum & Bugle Corps, the Shrine of the Little Flower Drum and Bugle Corps alumni and the Calvert Hall alumni association.

He was an umpire for local high school and college baseball and softball games and was a member of the Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Department.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 8001 N. Boundary Road, Dundalk.

Other survivors include three sons, David M. Ullrich Jr. and Timothy Ullrich, both of Dundalk, and Patrick Ullrich of Parkville; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Edna L. Rittenhouse, 88, homemaker

Edna L. Rittenhouse, a homemaker and former resident of Towson and Kingsville, died Monday of heart failure at her home in Fruit Cove, Fla., where she moved 20 years ago. She was 88.

Born Edna Lear in Gardenville, she was a 1925 graduate of Eastern High School and a graduate of Strayer's Business College. She was a secretary for USF&G until 1930, when she married T. V. Brant Rittenhouse, a partner in the Rittenhouse Fuel Co., who died in 1993.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson, where she was active in church affairs. Earlier, she was a member of St. John Episcopal Church in Kingsville, where she had been president of the women's auxiliary. She also belonged to the Hamilton Lioness Club.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

She is survived by a son, James D. Rittenhouse Sr. of Timonium; a daughter, Bette R. Nusz of Fruit Cove; a sister, Margaret Ford of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Norbert F. O'Donnell Jr., 62, carpenter, truck driver

Norbert Francis O'Donnell Jr., a carpenter, truck driver and member of the first graduating class of Howard High School in 1952, died Tuesday of a heart attack he suffered while at his job in Capitol Heights. He was 62 and lived in Ellicott City.

He was a roll-off driver for Browning-Ferris Industries in Capitol Heights and had a side job as groundskeeper for the Howard County Youth Program for 18 years.

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the journeyman carpenter worked on the addition to the National Gallery of Art, the National Geographic building, the International Monetary Fund building and other buildings in Washington.

He was a private pilot, as is his wife, and they flew their 1973 Cessna Cardinal, a single-engine, four-seat airplane.

He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1958 and attended the University of Maryland at College Park.

The lifelong Howard resident was a member of the Foster Avenue Gospel Hall and the Howard County Pilots Association.

Services were planned for 10 a.m. today at Bethel Baptist Church in Ellicott City.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, the former Elizabeth Parker; three sons, Nathan O'Donnell of Ellicott City, Michael O'Donnell of Columbia and Keith O'Donnell of Stevensville; and a daughter, Melinda O'Donnell of Laurel.

Pub Date: 3/22/96

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