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June 15, 1999

Ruth LaVerne Livengood, 72, registered nurse

Ruth LaVerne Livengood, a retired registered nurse, died Friday of undetermined causes at her Catonsville home. She was 72.

Until her retirement 10 years ago, she was a nurse at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Spring Grove Hospital Center.

Born in Cumberland, the former Ruth LaVerne Roby was a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

In 1944, she married Donald M. Livengood, who died in 1995.

She had been a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville and the Catonsville Soroptimist Club.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today at SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Cumberland.

She is survived by a daughter, Naomi Jean Faulkner of Cumberland; two brothers, John E. Roby of Little Orleans in Allegany County and William A. Roby of Ridgeley, W.Va.; and three grandsons.

Robert N. Taylor, 54, truck driver, deliverer

Services for Robert Norman Taylor, the motorist killed June 8 on the Baltimore Beltway when a section of elevated walkway fell on his vehicle, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Mr. Taylor was an employee of Hobelmann Port Services for the past five years. He was 54 and lived on Belle Avenue in the Arlington section of Northwest Baltimore.

He had previously worked for 20 years for Halpern Distributors as a truck driver and furniture deliverer.

"He was a loyal and hard-working employee on whom I could always depend. He was a fine person," said Louis H. Halpern, the firm's president.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Taylor grew up on Woodbrook Avenue in Northwest Baltimore and graduated from Carver Vocational-Technical High School.

Regina Brehon, his companion of 24 years and a Bell Atlantic employee who also was injured in the Beltway incident, is recuperating at Kernan Hospital.

Mr. Taylor also is survived by three daughters, Pam White of Kilmarnock, Va., and Gwen Taylor and Nicole W. Williams, both of Baltimore; a brother, Larry Taylor of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Charles William Wietscher, 74, railroad rate manager

Charles William Wietscher Jr., retired CSX rate manager and ham radio operator, died Saturday of heart failure at his Annapolis home. He was 74.

He joined the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad as a file clerk in 1941 and later worked for successor companies -- Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, Chessie System Inc. and CSX. He retired in 1985.

Born and raised in Rodgers Forge, he attended Towson High School and served in the Army Corps of Engineers in Europe during World War II.

After the war, he earned his high school equivalency and a bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore in 1972.

Mr. Wietscher was a ham radio operator, sailor, fisherman and active member of Cheers, a B & O Railroad retirees club.

He was a communicant and former junior warden of St. Andrew the Fisherman Episcopal Church, 214 Carrs Wharf Road, Mayo, where services were set for 11 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Lydia Marsh; a son, Craig Wietscher, and a daughter, Nancy Sullivan, both of Baltimore; a sister, Dorothy Greenwood of Towson; and three grandchildren.

Paula Lee Butler, 30 savings and loan employee

Paula Lee Butler, an assistant branch manager for Advance Federal Savings & Loan Association, died Friday from complications of an infection at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. She was 30.

Miss Butler, a Woodmoor resident, began her career as a teller in the early 1990s with the Advance organization. At the time of her death, she was the assistant manager of the bank's Walbrook branch.

Earlier, she had worked in sales for Kmart and Value City.

Born and reared in Woodmoor, she was a 1986 graduate of Milford Mill High School.

She enjoyed swimming, bowling and working with computers.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Greater Remnant Church of God in Christ, 5023 Gwynn Oak Ave.

She is survived by her son, Joshua Scott Spinks of Woodmoor; her mother, Grace D. Butler of Woodmoor; two brothers, Edward T. Butler of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Chris S. Briscoe of Baltimore; four sisters, Gloria Smith of Annapolis, Beverly Butler, Renee Butler and Joan Towler, all of Baltimore; her aunt, Doris Coleman of Clinton, Prince George's County; and several nieces and nephews.

Edward J. Bieberich, 82, chemical plant worker

Edward J. Bieberich, retired Davison Chemical Co. plant superintendent and avid golfer, died yesterday at FutureCare-Chesapeake in Arnold after suffering a fall. The longtime Severna Park resident was 82.

Mr. Bieberich went to work for Davison Chemical, a division of W. R. Grace & Co., in the early 1930s. He was plant superintendent at Curtis Bay for much of his career except for 1956 to 1961, when he was plant manager at the company's Gallup, N.M., facility.

His professional memberships included the Baltimore Chemical Association.

Born and raised on Wilkens Avenue, Mr. Bieberich was a 1934 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School.

He was married in 1941 to Claire Phyllis Dailey.

An enthusiastic golfer, he was a member of Bay Hills Golf Club in Arnold, where he won many tournaments.

He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 689 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Bieberich is survived by five sons, J. Ronald Bieberich of Severna Park, E. Bradley Bieberich of Annapolis, J. Mark Bieberich of Odenton, R. Grant Bieberich of San Francisco and D. Bruce Bieberich of Arnold; a daughter, Carol Bieberich Snyder of Houston, Texas; a brother, John C. Bieberich of Catonsville; a sister, Margaret Jackson of Ocean City; and five grandchildren.

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