John Michael Tamberrino, 58, federal systems analystJohn...

July 13, 1999

John Michael Tamberrino, 58, federal systems analyst

John Michael Tamberrino, a retired systems analyst for the federal Health Care Financing Administration and a former Marine, died Friday of a massive stroke at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was 58.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Tamberrino joined the Marine Corps after graduating from Polytechnic Institute and attained the rank of lance corporal. He celebrated the anniversary of the Marines' founding every November with a group of 35 fellow ex-Marines.

Mr. Tamberrino, who also worked for Social Security, retired from the federal government four years ago. He was a resident of Reisterstown.

For 25 years, he played the drums with a group of friends from his teen-age days in a Baltimore band, The Charades.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, the former Gloria Deluca; a brother, Richard Tamberrino of Towson; and a sister, Mary Ann Tamberrino of Parkville.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Sacred Heart Lane in Glyndon.

Herbert Clarence McVey Jr., 78, welder and farmer

Herbert Clarence "Slim" McVey Jr., a retired welder, died of cancer Thursday at his Aberdeen home. He was 78.

Born in Baltimore, he moved to Harford County as a child. He farmed for many years at Creswell, a small community near Abingdon, before becoming a welder for the former Harry T. Campbell Bituminous Construction Co. He retired about 15 years ago.

During World War II, he served in the Army in the Italian campaign.

His 1943 marriage to Vivian Pearline Marshall ended in divorce. He was married in 1977 to the former Lucille Dee, who died in 1990.

Services were held yesterday in Abingdon, with seven of his grandsons serving as pallbearers.

He is survived by six sons, Herbert C. McVey of Dublin, Larry D. McVey of Chestertown, Garry E. McVey of Carsins Run, Rodger D. McVey of Mission Viejo, Calif., Dennis J. McVey of Clinton and Raymond W. McVey of Perryville; 25 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Blanche L. Wiener, 79, clothing boutique owner

Blanche L. Wiener, a retired women's clothing retailer who owned boutiques in Baltimore County, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Sinai Hospital. She was 79.

A native of Scranton, Pa., the former Blanche Levinson was the wife of Lester L. Wiener, who died in 1982.

She moved to Baltimore County, just outside Randallstown, in 1963, and began working in women's clothing for Hecht's department stores. In the early 1970s, she founded Blanche's Fashions, a boutique with two locations in Baltimore County.

In semi-retirement after 1982, Mrs. Wiener did animal licensing work for the county. She moved to Coconut Creek, Fla., for nine years before moving to Pikesville in 1997.

Services were held on Sunday.

She is survived by two sons, Freddie Stevens of Pikesville and Steven N. Wiener of Eldersburg; and four grandchildren.

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