Clement A. Sasso, 83, accountant, Army veteranClement A...

October 03, 1998

Clement A. Sasso, 83, accountant, Army veteran

Clement A. Sasso, a retired accountant who lived in Ellicott City, died Wednesday of complications after heart surgery at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 83.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Sasso graduated from Fordham University in 1938. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946, during World War II.

Mr. Sasso moved to Baltimore in 1947 and was an accountant for Waterman's Steamship Corp. and Ramsey Scarlett Co. until 1985. He had his own tax preparation business, from which he retired in 1995.

In 1949, he married Mildred Davis, who died last year.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk Drive and Chatham Road in Ellicott City.

He is survived by two sons, Michael Sasso of Monkton and Timothy Sasso of Ellicott City; a daughter, Sharon Ackerman of Eldersburg; two sisters, Arlene Ray of Washington state and Daria Huels of Long Island, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

Bessie L. Roland, 72, homemaker, ex-Marylander

Bessie L. Roland, a homemaker and former Harford County resident, died Sunday of cancer at home in Beachwood, Ohio. She was 72.

Mrs. Roland lived in Churchville for 30 years before moving to Ohio in 1994.

The former Bessie Acker was born in Anniston, Ala., where she graduated from high school.

Her marriage to Ernest Burr ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at McComas Funeral Home, 1317 Cokesbury Road in Abingdon.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Joseph Roland of Beachwood; five sons, Kenneth Burr and Roger Burr, both of Baltimore, Michael Burr of Milwaukee, David Burr of Rogersville, LTC Tenn., and Ronald Roland of Beachwood; six daughters, Ellen Hatfield and Roberta Carroll, both of Baltimore, Elizabeth Gibbs of Rogersville, Tawney Ratner of Beachwood, Susan Leto of Florida and Donna Leitold of New Jersey; 24 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Walter Edward Pocock, 74, worked on atomic bomb

Walter Edward Pocock, a retired chemical engineer who was assigned to an Army unit that worked on the atomic bomb during World War II, died Thursday of cancer at Futurecare Chesapeake Convalescent Center in Odenton. He was 74.

The longtime Severna Park resident had worked for the Navy from 1970 until his retirement in 1975, helping develop submersible research vehicles. He had worked as chemical engineer for Allied Research Products in Baltimore from 1949 to 1970.

Mr. Pocock, who had held numerous patents concerning the corrosion of metals, had been a member of the Army Corps of Engineers assigned to the Manhattan Project during World War II. He was discharged as a corporal when the war ended.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Elvaton, Anne Arundel County, he was a graduate of Glen Burnie High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1941 and a master's degree from Columbia University in 1943. In the early 1970s, he earned a second master's degree in German from Middlebury College in Vermont.

He was a member of the Mountain Club of Maryland and the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore.

Plans for a memorial service are incomplete.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Sylvia Domingo; a son, Emil Pocock of Lebanon, Conn.; two daughters, Dot Lesnick of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Chris Pocock of Berkeley, Calif; three brothers, Kenneth Pocock of Annapolis, Eugene Pocock and Joseph Pocock, both of Maryland; and two grandchildren.

Shirley Mae Wenth, 72, homemaker

Shirley Mae Wenth, a homemaker and former Gambrills resident, died Wednesday of lung cancer at her home in #F Berkeley Springs, W.Va. She was 72.

A resident of West Virginia since 1996, Mrs. Wenth was active in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Born Shirley Mae Gary in West Baltimore, she was a graduate of city schools.

Services were held yesterday at Glen Haven Mausoleum in Glen Burnie.

She is survived by four sons, Ernest T. Wenth, Duane S. Wenth and Charles R. Wenth, all of Baltimore, and Frederick P. "Sonny" Wenth of Havre de Grace; three daughters, LaVerne E. "Snooks" Couch of Berkeley Springs, Shirley Mae Southerland of Finksburg and Frances C. Wagner of Baltimore; a sister, LaVerne E. Myerick of Pasadena; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 10/03/98

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