Loretta L. Shilling, 58, active EpiscopalianLoretta L...

April 08, 1997

Loretta L. Shilling, 58, active Episcopalian

Loretta L. Shilling, a homemaker who was active in Episcopal affairs, died of cancer March 29 at her home in Chester. She was 58.

Mrs. Shilling was a longtime resident of Ellicott City before moving to Chester in Queen Anne's County in 1986.

She played a principal role in the restoration of the rectory and assistant rector's residence at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City. She also taught Sunday school there and was a member of the Altar Guild.

Mrs. Shilling enjoyed researching her family's genealogy and was an avid painter of portraits and historical buildings.

She was born Loretta Brown on Taylors Island in Dorchester County and attended school in one of Maryland's last one-room schoolhouses. She moved to Cambridge and graduated from high school there in 1956.

In 1973, she married Joseph L. Shilling, who retired as state superintendent of schools in 1991.

She was a communicant of Old Trinity Episcopal Church in Church Creek, where services were held April 1.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, J. Todd Shilling and J. Scott Shilling, both of East New Market; five daughters, Sallyn J. Shilling of Jacksonville, Fla., Jennifer R. Berkman of Salisbury, Jhan S. Tangires of Ellicott City, and Synthia J. Shilling and Julia A. Shilling, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Dorothy Bramble and Ann Marie Brooks, both of Cambridge; two nephews; and a niece. John T. Hauck, who operated a food brokerage company for more than 40 years, died March 22 of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Cockeysville resident was 82.

He formed Mid-Town Food Brokers in 1946 and operated it until he retired in 1993.

He was past president of the Grocery Manufacturers of Baltimore/Washington and the Baltimore-Washington Food Brokers Association. He also served on the board of directors of Jimbo's Jumbos, a North Carolina-based peanut company.

Mr. Hauck was born in Philadelphia and attended Drexel University. He was active with Kiwanis International and the Knights of Columbus.

Services were held March 26.

He is survived by his wife, the former June Olsen, whom he married in 1961; a sister, Katherine Devine of Bakersfield, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Pub Date: 4/08/97

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