Robert E. Poffel Jr., 58, mortgage bankerRobert E. Poffel...

February 07, 1997

Robert E. Poffel Jr., 58, mortgage banker

Robert E. Poffel Jr., a former Annapolis resident and a mortgage banker, died of a heart attack Jan. 28 at a hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 58.

He sold real estate in Annapolis from 1989 until he moved last year to Phoenix, where he was a mortgage banker.

For many years, he had lived in Walnut Creek, Calif., where he owned several computer companies.

The Essex native graduated from Kenwood High School in 1956 and the University of Maryland College Park in 1960.

Services were held Jan. 31. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the home of a brother, James Poffel, 11817 Manor Road in Glenarm.

He also is survived by a son, Robert E. Poffel III of San Francisco; three daughters, Nancy Poffel of Danville, Calif., Cathleen Poffel of Phoenix, Ariz., and Suzanne Poffel of Mountain View, Hawaii; two other brothers, Richard Poffel of Essex and Allan Poffel of Annapolis; a sister, Christine Phillips of Essex; and five grandchildren.

William Scheidle, 67, telephone company manager

William Scheidle, a retired telephone company employee and volunteer, died Monday at St. Agnes Hospital after suffering a heart attack while driving his car. He was 67 and lived in Arbutus.

He joined the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. as a lineman in 1946 and retired in 1988 as a manager. He never missed a day of work, his family said.

As a volunteer, Mr. Scheidle served meals at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen in downtown Baltimore and collected and delivered food to the needy at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

He instilled the spirit of giving in his children.

"Every year he would adopt a needy family at Christmas and made sure that they had dinner and presents," said a daughter, Terri Traber of Ruxton. "He requested that his five children, rather than giving him a Christmas gift, each make a donation to a charity."

An amateur landscape photographer, Mr. Scheidle won numerous awards for his work. Radio station WLIF used his photos for the covers of its calendars.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a 1947 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Army as a lineman and was discharged with the rank of corporal in 1953.

He was a communicant of Ascension Roman Catholic Church at Potomac and Poplar avenues in Halethorpe, where he served on many committees. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the church.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former June Cordes; a son, William R. Scheidle of Baltimore; three other daughters, Diane Scheidle of Silver Spring, Cathy Baseman of Finksburg and Linda Scheidle MacDonald of Herndon, Va.; and five grandchildren.

Marjorie King Winblad,86, a writer, producer and emcee during the golden age of radio and television, died of heart failure Jan. 30 at Mercy Medical Center.

Born Marguerite Hollingworth in Portland, Ore., she made her professional radio debut there at age 15. During the 1930s and 1940s, she acted regularly on such radio shows as "The Lone Ranger," "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon," and "The Green Hornet."

As one of television's first female hosts, her show, "Afternoon Hostess," broadcast from San Francisco, was one of the first celebrity interview shows on network television.

She retired in 1971 and moved to Fells Point in 1979.

Services were private.

She is survived by a son, Philip Betts of New York City; a daughter, Wendy Rager of Tucson, Ariz.; three granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.

Jack K. Wickes Sr.,77, a retired airline sales representative who owned and operated a Baltimore bar, died of complications from diabetes Jan. 19 in Lake Oswego, Ore.

The native of Altoona, Pa., worked for several airlines in Washington, Baltimore and Detroit. In the 1960s, he owned and operated The Cellar, a bar that was a popular gathering place for people in the travel industry.

The World War II Army veteran was a charter member and a past president of the Baltimore Bon Vivants and the Skal Club in Baltimore.

A memorial service in Altoona is being planned. Survivors include a son, Jack Wickes Jr. of Laughlin, Nev.; and a daughter, Betsy Mae Reis of Lake Oswego.

Anna M. Riley,62, a homemaker and Baltimore native, died of cancer Wednesday in Williamsburg, Va.

The former Anna Krausch married John L. Riley in 1952, and the couple remained in the Baltimore area until 1958. They settled in the Hampton, Va., area in 1968, and had lived since 1985 in Toano, Va.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Peninsula Funeral Home in Newport News, Va.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Alan Riley of Newport News and Thomas Riley of Hampton; two daughters, Mary J. Robidoux of Toano and Elizabeth Moriarity of Hampton; two brothers, Ernest Krausch and Milton Krausch, and two sisters, Francis Pearl and Mary Perdue, all of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

James W. Nelson,65, a Baltimore police officer for 22 years, died of a heart attack and stroke Jan. 12 in Hanover, Pa., where he lived.

The Fells Point native retired in 1977. In 1983, he was shot and paralyzed while trying to prevent a robbery in a Baltimore bar.

Services for the Navy veteran were held Jan. 15. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Marilyn Scheidegger Nelson; three ,, sons, James W. Nelson III, Fred Nelson and Jack Nelson; and a daughter, Julia Wilke, all of Hanover; his mother, Julia Nelson of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

Jessie S. Parsons,77, who retired in 1981 as a librarian for Baltimore County public schools, died of a stroke Tuesday in her Towson home. She was 77.

Pub Date: 2/07/97

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