George J. Weiland Sr., 85, insurance sales managerGeorge...

May 22, 1999

George J. Weiland Sr., 85, insurance sales manager

George J. Weiland Sr., former sales manager for Western and Southern Life Insurance Co. of Cincinnati and a longtime Glen Burnie resident, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Carrollwood Care Center in Tampa, Fla. He was 85.

Mr. Weiland began his insurance career in Baltimore in 1937 with American Life Insurance Co. of Baltimore, which later merged with Western and Southern. He retired in 1979.

The Highlandtown native was educated in Baltimore public schools until he left to help support his family during the Depression. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the European theater with Company C of the Engineer Combat Corps. He was discharged in 1946.

He was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose and was a communicant of Incarnation Roman Catholic Church in Tampa.

He was married in 1941 to the former Margaret Kohler, who died in 1991.

Services were held yesterday in Tampa.

He is survived by a son, George J. Weiland Jr. of Tampa; a daughter, Joyce Hedrick of Titusville, Fla.; two brothers, Jack Weiland and Bill Weiland, both of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Everett L. Schiller, 81 Hopkins parasitologist

Everett L. Schiller, a retired Johns Hopkins scientist who spent nearly 60 years studying parasites, died Monday of pulmonary disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 81 and lived in Towson.

Dr. Schiller, professor emeritus at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, was an internationally known parasitologist whose lifetime of research focused on schistosomes and filarial infections in animals and humans.

He developed a method of diagnosing a fly-transmitted tropical disease that causes river blindness in West Africa and Central and South America.

From 1950 to 1955 when he was with the U.S. Public Health Service in Alaska, he tracked a parasite in whales that was infecting the Eskimo population with trichinosis.

In 1964, he was awarded the Henry Baldwin Ward Medal by the American Society of Parasitologists. In 1987, he received the Helminthological Society Anniversary Award.

Born in Marshfield, Wis., he was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Schiller, an avid ham radio operator, was an Air Force glider pilot during World War II and served in the European theater.

A memorial service is pending.

He is survived by his wife, the former Iva Williams, whom he married 53 years ago; and a daughter, Pamela S. Schmidt of Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore 21205.

Elizabeth K. Weller, 87, active in Grace UM church

Elisabeth K. Weller, a homemaker who was active in Grace United Methodist Church, died Monday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the Wesley Home in Mount Washington. She was 87.

Mrs. Weller, a longtime Oakenshawe resident, was superintendent of Grace church's primary department for 15 years. A contralto soloist, she also sang years ago in the choirs of several area churches.

The former Elisabeth Kirk was born and raised on North Caroline Street. She was a 1922 graduate of Eastern High School and earned a bachelor's degree in romance languages from Goucher College in 1926.

She taught second grade at Friends School from 1929 until 1935, when she married John Weller, a banker. He died in 1987.

While living at the Wesley Home, Mrs. Weller was a volunteer "cuddler" who hugged babies at the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. She also was active in Goucher College alumnae work.

Services were held Thursday at Grace church.

Mrs. Weller is survived by a daughter, Ann Weller Dahl of Baltimore; a granddaughter, Elisabeth Dahl of San Leandro, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Frank J. Chemay, 82, musician, teacher

Frank John Chemay, a retired professional musician and teacher, died Wednesday of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 82 and lived in Towson.

Mr. Chemay played trumpet and French horn for numerous stage shows, operas and theatrical productions. He also taught band music at Patterson High School, Pimlico Junior High School and Cross County Elementary School.

Mr. Chemay moved to Baltimore in the 1940s and played in the orchestras at Ford's and the Morris A. Mechanic theaters, Painters Mill Music Fair and with the Baltimore Opera Company. He also played at ice shows and circuses and in the city park band.

Born in Hammond, La., he received bachelor and master's degrees from Louisiana State University and did post-graduate work at Columbia University.

He served as chief warrant officer and leader of an Army band in the United States and the Philippines during World War II.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, Towson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Hunter of Towson, whom he married 52 years ago; two sons, Theodore (Ted) L. Chemay of West Hills, Calif., and Joseph A. Chemay of Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Judy F. Chemay of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Jean Chemay of Ossining, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.


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