Paulyne J. Hubbard-Volmar, 79, dance teacherPaulyne J...

February 23, 1997

Paulyne J. Hubbard-Volmar, 79, dance teacher

Paulyne J. Hubbard-Volmar, a dance teacher who had operated studios in the Baltimore area since 1933, died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital of complications from a burst blood vessel. She was 79.

Born in Massachusetts, she moved to Baltimore with her family in 1930 and opened the first Hubbard Studio of Dance in her family's Hamilton home in 1933. She was 15 at the time, two years shy of her graduation from Eastern High School.

"She was a marvelous teacher and friend," said Julie Fraunholz, 71, her first student, who continued taking dance lessons until 1958 and brought her children for lessons. "We have remained friends and remained in contact all these years."

"Miss Paulyne" as she was known, was married in 1946 to William Volmar, who died in 1971. They had one child, Betty Jane Volmar, who grew up to join her mother's business. The daughter, her sole survivor, still runs the business from the old family home in Hamilton and a location in Arbutus.

As she aged, Miss Paulyne remained active in the dance studios, organizing annual recitals to show off her students' talents. In 1993, WMAR-TV included in a newscast a tribute to her 60 years as a Baltimore dance teacher.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

Clyde Melville Clapp, retired manager of employee benefits ++ for Ward Machinery Co., died of heart failure Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 84.

Mr. Clapp, a resident of Broadmead Retirement Community, had worked for the Cockeysville company for 12 years before retiring in 1975.

Mr. Clapp, an expert on employee benefits, had also worked for Crown Cork & Seal Co. Inc. for 18 years and for several years at Hoover Electronics.

In addition to his business career, he managed a 220-acre family-owned cattle farm in Cockeysville for many years.

The former Roland Park and Homeland resident was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park. He was a graduate of Friends School and attended Duke University.

He was a past president of the Cockeysville Chamber of Commerce and the Roland Park Roads and Maintenance Corp. and treasurer of Baltimore Heritage, a nonprofit historic-preservation group.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Towson Presbyterian Church, Chesapeake and Highland avenues in Towson, where he was an elder.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Dorothy Lamberton; two sons, Edward L. Clapp of Riderwood and Jonathan R. Clapp of Homeland; a daughter, Betsy Champlin of Wayne, Pa.; a brother, Roger A. Clapp of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Towson Presbyterian Garden Maintenance Fund, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson 21204.

Fred H. Dollenberg, a surveyor whose firm plotted many Baltimore County school sites, died in his sleep Friday at his Towson home. He was 90.

He was a principal with his late brother Paul in the old firm of Dollenberg Brothers. The family name had been familiar in the surveying business since 1906, when Mr. Dollenberg's father, Fred D. Dollenberg, took up the profession in Towson. He died in a 1918 flu epidemic.

The younger Fred Dollenberg graduated from Towson High School in 1924 and took surveying courses at the Johns Hopkins University's night school. He was Baltimore County's surveyor from 1934 to 1938, when the brothers formed their firm.

After service in the Army during World War II, Mr. Dollenberg returned to his Towson business. He helped survey many school sites during the boom building years of the 1950s and 1960s. He retired in 1976.

He was a charter member of the Maryland Society of Surveyors and its first vice president. He was a former president of Towson Kiwanis Club and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

Mr. Dollenberg and Savilla Burns were married in 1929. She died in 1965. The next year he married Emagene Henning, who died in 1994.

He was a member and former board of trustees president of Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by a daughter, Judy Lynn Sterling of Gloucester, Va.; and three grandchildren.

William Phipps III, 69, Westinghouse executive

William Phipps III, a retired Westinghouse executive whose job took him around the world, died of pneumonia Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 69.

A longtime Roland Park resident, Mr. Phipps was a jogger and tennis player and had been active until days before his death.

Born in St. Louis, he lived in several cities as a youth and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute until he was drafted into the Army near the end of World War II. He was a 1950 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, and attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard University Advanced Management Program.

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