Myrtle E. Pasler, 95, formerly of BaltimoreMyrtle E...

March 22, 1998

Myrtle E. Pasler, 95, formerly of Baltimore

Myrtle E. Pasler, a Baltimore native who grew up in the Clifton Park area, died of influenza Friday at her home in Mantua, N.J. She was 95.

The former Myrtle E. Brown graduated from Strayer Business College in 1916 and worked at the old Morris Plan Bank for 20 years.

Mrs. Pasler moved with her husband, Rudolph Pasler, to Philadelphia in 1936 and became a homemaker.

Services will be private.

Her husband died earlier. Surviving are a son, Rudolph Pasler of Ocean City, N.J.; and two sisters, Thelma Fitzgerald and Naomi Wiggman, both of Bel Air.

Herbert M. Neustadt, 81, taught at Naval Academy

Herbert M. Neustadt, a retired professor of electrical engineering at the Naval Academy who held patents in the development of electronic musical instruments, died of Parkinson's disease March 15 at his Annapolis home. He was 81.

Born in Montclair, N.J., he earned a bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

He moved to Annapolis in 1947 to become engineer-in-residence at St. John's College. He joined the Naval Academy faculty in 1948 and taught physics and electrical engineering for 35 years. He held three patents related to synthesizing wind instruments.

Mr. Neustadt took part in civil rights protests in the 1960s that helped to open Glen Echo Amusement Park near Washington to African-Americans.

Surviving are his wife of 35 years, the former Barbara Cris-well; a son, Mark Neustadt of Washington; two daughters, Pamela St. John of Annapolis and Emily Neustadt of New York City; a sister, Gloria Biggs of Washington; and three grandchildren.

Services were held yesterday at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis.

William C. Mullen, 67, APG engineering researcher

William C. Mullen, an engineering research psychologist who helped make tanks and other military equipment easier to use, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Joppa. He was 67.

Mr. Mullen retired in 1986 after a 25-year career as a civilian employee of the Army's human engineering laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

He was part of a team that made tank firing controls easier for soldiers to use, developed hardware to minimize lightning damage to vans carrying electronic equipment, and developed a van that could perform varied field tests. He also worked with FBI agents on devices to protect and help in rescuing hostages.

Born and raised in Charleroi, Pa., Mr. Mullen served in the Army as a machinist from 1948 to 1954, then worked seven years at what is now Martin Marietta Corp. before taking a job at Aberdeen. He attended night school to earn a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola College in 1968.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 553 E. Jarrettsville Road in Hickory.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, the former Marie A. Rutkowski; two daughters, Lynn M. Gregory of Joppa and Laurie M. Mullen of Hampstead; a brother, John R. Mullen Jr. of Pittsburgh; a sister, Marie Fisher of Ocean Pines; and a granddaughter.

Donald M. Gibula, 51, Lucent supervisor in Pa.

Donald M. Gibula, a Baltimore native who was a supervisor for Lucent Technologies Inc., died yesterday at Muhlenberg Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa., after suffering a stroke. He was 51.

A 1964 graduate of Patterson High School, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore in 1980.

He joined Western Electric Co., the telephone equipment manufacturing arm of American Telephone & Telegraph Co., in 1965 and moved to AT&T's office in Allentown, Pa., in 1986. At his death, the Bethlehem resident was supervisor of the transportation global purchasing organization for Lucent Technologies, spun off from AT&T in 1996.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Wallace Long Funeral Home in Bethlehem.

Survivors include his wife of 11 years, the former Phyllis Mox; two sons, Jeffrey M. Gibula and Joseph D. Gibula, both of Wildwood Crest, N.J.; his mother, Rose L. Gibula of Baltimore; and a brother, Gerard S. Gibula of Nazareth, Pa.

Pub Date: 3/22/98

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