William Robert Ressler, 44, Marine gunnery sergeantRetired...

June 28, 1999

William Robert Ressler, 44, Marine gunnery sergeant

Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. William Robert Ressler, who worked as a cryptologist, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. He was 44 and lived in Hanover.

Born in Rochester, Pa., he graduated from Greenburg Salem High School in Belmont, Pa., in 1973 and enlisted in the Marines soon after.

During 26 years of service that began at Camp Lejeune, N.C., his assignments included tours in Pensacola, Fla.; Point Mugu, Calif.; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Edzell, Scotland. He was assigned to Fort Meade in 1994 and completed his service there.

Services were held yesterday. Burial with full military honors will be at 2 p.m. July 6 at Arlington National Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, the former Deborah Laymon; a stepson, James Keown of Evansville, Ind.; his mother, Dorothy M. Frantz of Oil City, Pa.; three sisters, Dorothy Lenfesty of Perrysburg, Ohio, Rebecca Hartmann of Laguna Nigule, Calif., Maria Ripper of Level Green, Pa.; four brothers, Russell Ripper and Donald Ripper, both of Pittsburgh, John Ressler of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Daniel Ripper of Vienna, Ga.; and two granddaughters.

Edward Quigley Rogers, 69, architect of public buildings

Edward Quigley Rogers, an architect who designed public buildings and churches throughout Maryland, died Tuesday of lung cancer at his home on Gibson Island. He was 69.

Mr. Rogers was born in Baltimore and attended St. Joseph's Monastery School, Mount Washington Country School for Boys and Calvert Hall College, where he competed on the crew and debating team.

He obtained an architectural degree at the Catholic University of America and later served as a lieutenant in the Maryland National Guard.

About 1954, he opened an architecture firm in Baltimore, remaining in solo practice until he took in a partner 29 years ago. He designed an eclectic array of buildings, including the restoration of the old Vermont Federal Savings & Loan at Charles Center and construction of the new building in its place later; St. Joseph's Spiritual Center in Irvington; the library at Frostburg State University; the administration building at Rocky Gap State Park; and several Mass Transit Administration subway stations.

His hobbies included hiking, sailing, and building model ships and railroads.

A son, Christopher Charles Rogers, died in the late 1970s.

Services were held Friday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Anne Rosendale, whom he married in 1955; two sons, Dr. Edward Q. Rogers Jr. of Red Lion, Pa., and Brian Neil Rogers of Gibson Island; two brothers, William Rogers of Ruxton and Paul Rogers of Kent Island; a sister, Anne Mayne of Ruxton; three granddaughters; and two grandsons.

Edward S. Mazanek, 84, postal branch foreman

Edward S. Mazanek, a retired postal worker and former Baltimorean, died of complications from an infection Tuesday in Wilmington, Del., where he resided. He was 84.

Born in Worcester, Mass., he was educated there and moved to Baltimore about 1935, taking a job with the Postal Service. He retired as foreman of the Penn Station branch in 1970.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, the former Lillian M. Smith; four sons, Edward S. Mazanek Jr. of Newark, Del., Michael C. Mazanek of Cary, N.C., Kenneth W. Mazanek of Milton, Mass., and Steven J. Mazanek of Cheshire, Conn.; a daughter, Kathy Phoenix of Finksburg; and seven grandchildren.

Sister Catherine Mary Oxley, 88, cared for patients

Sister Catherine Mary Oxley, C.B.S., who was a visiting sister at Good Samaritan Hospital, where she cared for patients and assisted in the gift shop, died Wednesday at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore. She was 88.

Born Elizabeth Mary Oxley in County Leix, Ireland, Sister Catherine Mary entered the Novitiate of the Congregation of Bon Secours in Baltimore in 1934. She professed her vows the next year and ran the convent's linen and sewing room from 1938 to 1951.

She later worked with children at St. Edmond's Home in Rosemont, Pa., and St. Martin's Day Nursery in Baltimore until 1968.

She worked at Good Samaritan Hospital from 1968 until 1991, when she retired to the order's Provincial House in Marriottsville, where she worked in the bookstore until her death.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9: 30 a.m. today in the chapel at the Provincial House, 1525 Marriottsville Road.

She is survived by a sister, Sister Mary Herminie Oxley, C.B.S., of Marriottsville; and several nieces and nephews in Ireland.

George Papadopoulos, 80, Greek military coup leader

Former Col. George Papadopoulos, who rose from obscurity to become the feared ringleader of Greece's 1967-1974 military dictatorship, died yesterday. He was 80.

The cause of death was not immediately announced by hospital officials, but Colonel Papadopoulos had been under medical care for three years for a degenerative muscle disorder.

Imprisoned and chronically ill, he had been out of the public eye Papadopoulos for years. But his name still stirred intense emotions among Greeks, especially the thousands of leftists and intellectuals who fled into exile during the junta, or endured imprisonment and persecution at home.

Colonel Papadopoulos masterminded the bloodless 1967 military coup that toppled the parliamentary government after years of political instability.

He was toppled by his military police chief, Brig. Dimitris Ioannides, in November 1973 after a student uprising was quelled by army tanks. He was sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

Colonel Papadopoulos was born in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. He is survived by his wife, Despina.

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