Philip Chancellor Wroe, 82, banker, bridge...

November 23, 1997

Philip Chancellor Wroe, 82, banker, bridge enthusiast

Philip Chancellor Wroe Jr., a retired banker and a longtime tennis and bridge enthusiast, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Carroll County General Hospital. The Glyndon resident was 82.

A banker with the Equitable Trust Bank, Mr. Wroe retired in 1977 from the Garrison branch of the bank where he was manager. He also had been branch manager at Hampden and Reisterstown Road Plaza.

Born in Glyndon and raised in Clark's Summit, Pa., Mr. Wroe enlisted in the Maryland National Guard in 1936. During World War II, he served with the Army Signal Corps in Greenland and was discharged at war's end with the rank of lieutenant.

After the war, he earned a bachelor's degree in business from the Johns Hopkins University.

He had been president of the Hampden Midtown Kiwanis Club and was treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Reisterstown from 1983 1997.

He enjoyed playing tennis and bridge.

He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was treasurer of the Glyndon Swim Club.

Mr. Wroe was married for many years to the former Lorena Burch, who died in 1985.

He was a member and sang in the choir of Glyndon United Methodist Church, 4713 Butler Road in Glyndon, where a memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by two sons, Edward F. Wroe of Coeur D'Alene Idaho and Philip C. Wroe III of Reisterstown; two brothers, J. Stewart Wroe and George B. Wroe, both of Glyndon; and five grandchildren.

Charles Albert Patenaude, a longtime production technician at WJZ-TV who worked behind the cameras for personalties including Buddy Deane and Oprah Winfrey, died of cancer Thursday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Towson resident was 70.

For 30 years, he worked at Channel 13 with local newscasters, including Royal Parker, Ted Jaffee, Jerry Turner and Al Sanders. When Mr. Patenaude started working at the station in 1960, he was assigned to "The Buddy Deane Show," a popular teen dance show. He retired in 1990.

Born and raised in Wayne, Mich., he served in the Canadian U.S. Armored Corps during World War II. While stationed at Fort Holabird, he met Earline Kaleta, who became his wife of 46 years. He attended art school for several years before entering television production.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St., where he taught Sunday school and where services are planned for 11 a.m. tomorrow.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Charles Patenaude II of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Edgar Patenaude of Oakland, Calif.; two sisters, Jacqueline Couture and Claire Fauteux, both of Ottawa; and two grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/23/97

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