William A. Bacon Sr., 77, automobile sales managerWilliam...

November 21, 1997

William A. Bacon Sr., 77, automobile sales manager

William A. Bacon Sr., a retired automobile sales manager and former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad worker, died Tuesday of lung cancer at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. The Ocean City resident was 77.

Mr. Bacon, who began his automotive sales career in the 1950s working part time for Govans Chevrolet, was later named sales manager of Bob Davidson Ford in 1962. He worked at the Towson agency until 1982 when he retired.

The former West Baltimore resident had lived in Ocean City since 1982.

Born in Northeast Baltimore, Mr. Bacon as a youth moved to Federal Hill, where he graduated from Southern High School.

He went to work in 1942 for the B&O Railroad as a passenger conductor until he enlisted a year later in the Army's Railroad Transportation Corps. He was a conductor and brakeman at Aberdeen Proving Ground until he was discharged with the rank of corporal at war's end.

Mr. Bacon returned to the B&O where he worked part time until he went to work for Bob Davidson Ford.

He was a member of the Ford 500 Club, whose members sold 500 cars a year.

He was active in the Knights of Columbus in Ocean City and a communicant of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church there.

He had been a communicant of St. Joseph Passionate Monastery Church in Baltimore for many years.

He enjoyed fishing and working crossword puzzles.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, Scott and Hamburg streets in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Winifred O'Malley; three sons, William A. Bacon Jr. of Allentown, Pa., Thomas W. Bacon of Wilmington, Del., and Glenn J. Bacon of Westminster; a daughter, Bonnie Kestler of Newark, Worcester County; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Bernice L. Allen, 66, secretary, homemaker

Bernice L. Allen, a former secretary and homemaker, died of cancer Tuesday at Mercy Medical Center. She was 66 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

Born Bernice Lucas in Wake Forest, N.C., she graduated from Virginia Union University in the mid-1950s and married Edgar F. Allen in 1958. The couple settled in Baltimore in the late 1950s.

Mrs. Allen was a homemaker for many years and was a secretary for the Baltimore Department of Social Services from 1975 to last year.

She enjoyed reading and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Her husband died in 1985. She is survived by a son, Edgar F. Allen Jr. of Baltimore; two daughters, Leveda F. Allen and Lorna Allen, both of Baltimore; her mother, Ada Carpenter of New York City; and two sisters, Hettie Ushry of New York City and Verlene Jones of Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. John M. Schillo, 45, internist at VA hospital

A Memorial Mass for Dr. John M. Schillo, an internist and Towson native, will be offered at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Montserrat Chapel at Loyola High School, 500 Chestnut Ave. in Towson.

Dr. Schillo, who took his own life Nov. 11, was on the staff of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Asheville, N.C., where he had worked since 1987. The Asheville resident was 45.

He was a 1970 graduate of Loyola High School at Blakefield and earned a bachelor's degree from Amherst College in 1974. He earned a medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1981 and completed his residency at a hospital in Roanoke, Va.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, the former Deborah Bunce; a son, Edwin James Schillo at home; two daughters, Elizabeth B. Schillo and Elinor J. Schillo, both at home; his mother, Blanche M. Schillo of Towson; two brothers, Edwin W. Schillo of Linthicum and James B. Schillo of Lutherville; and a nephew, Thomas B. Schillo II of Linthicum.

William Morris Lieber, 58, attorney, benefits specialist

William Morris Lieber, an attorney and employee benefits plan specialist, died of cancer Nov. 5 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Columbia resident was 58.

Mr. Lieber was employee benefits counsel for the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation from 1976 to 1989. In that capacity, he helped draft employee benefits legislation passed by Congress, including the Tax Reform Act of 1976 and 1978.

The Chicago native graduated from the University of Illinois in the early 1960s and the University of Chicago School of Law in 1964.

He moved to Maryland in 1966 and worked for the Internal Revenue Service until the mid-1970s.

He was a board member of Congregation Oseh Shalom in Laurel.

Services were Nov. 7.

He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Kier whom he married in 1963; a son, Steven K. Lieber of College Park; a daughter, Lisa L. Jablonover of Pikesville; and a sister, Joan N. Buchbinder of Woodland Hills, Calif.

Cora E. Naylor, 104, housekeeper

Cora E. Naylor, a retired housekeeper who was skilled at needlework, died of pneumonia Nov. 5 at Pickersgill retirement community in Towson. The former Govans resident was 104.

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