Vernon Moyer Schlutter, 86, real estate broker Vernon...

July 27, 1999

Vernon Moyer Schlutter, 86, real estate broker

Vernon Moyer Schlutter, a retired real estate broker and avid golfer, died Saturday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Manor Care Ruxton. He was 86.

The longtime resident of Dulaney Towers in Towson retired in 1992 from O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, where he had been employed since 1979.

In 1949, he established V. M. Schlutter & Co., an East Baltimore real estate company, which he later merged into Charles Center Realty, a commercial real estate company he founded in 1964. The company closed in 1979.

His professional memberships included the Maryland State Board of Realtors, the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and the Real Estate Brokers Roundtable.

He had served on the board of Baltimore Goodwill Industries and was a past president of the Highlandtown and Towson Exchange clubs.

An enthusiastic golfer, Mr. Schlutter was a member of Hillendale Country Club for 45 years and was a low-handicap golfer.

Born in East Baltimore, he graduated from Polytechnic Institute and was a Coast Guard officer in the Pacific during World War II.

Services will be private.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Catherine Berkenkemper, whom he married in 1933; two daughters, Verna Mayhorne of Lutherville and Betty LeBlanc of Temecula, Calif.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Richard Hall Chaney Sr., 57, owned gravel company

Richard Hall Chaney Sr., owner of a Waldorf sand and gravel company, died Thursday of cancer at his Lothian home. He was 57.

He was chairman of the board of Chaney Enterprises, which provided sand, gravel and other materials to contractors. He also owned Herrington Harbor marinas in southern Anne Arundel County and was involved in real estate development, and thoroughbred and auto racing.

After his recovery from throat cancer in 1989, he instituted a charity for children with cancer and opened Fantasy Valley, a Garrett County Wild West theme park near Deep Creek Lake, which the children and their families could enjoy free.

"My life was saved so I could help people," he said at the time. "And I'm not finished yet."

Born in High Point, N.C., Mr. Chaney was a 1960 graduate of Southern High School in Harwood.

Funeral services were held Sunday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Margaret McGuire, whom he married in 1960; a son, Richard H. Chaney, and two daughters, Donna C. Bunn and Rebekah G. Chaney, all of Lothian; three brothers, Eugene Chaney of Carson City, Nev., and William F. Chaney and Francis H. Chaney, both of Lothian; his mother, Grace Chaney Fuss of Lothian; and five grandchildren.

Robert LeRoy Fowler, 60, reading course salesman

Robert LeRoy Fowler, a retired salesman, died of heart failure Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 60 and lived in Baltimore.

He retired five years ago after selling Evelyn Wood speed reading courses, and Americana and Famous Schools photographs.

Born in Mount Washington, he attended Polytechnic Institute and Forest Park High School. From 1956 to 1959, he served in the Navy as a seaman.

Services were held Saturday.

He is survived by a son, Lance Fowler of Baltimore; three daughters, Linda Standiford of Cockeysville, Julie Foster of White Hall and Robin Lum of Crofton; his mother, Louise Lehman Fowler of Baltimore; a sister, Elizabeth Jones of Columbia; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Sarah L. Johnson, 70, homemaker, cosmetologist

Sarah L. Johnson, a homemaker and former cosmetologist, died Wednesday of a heart attack at her Ashburton home. She was 70.

Mrs. Johnson graduated from Apex Beauty School in Philadelphia and worked as a hair stylist there for several years before moving to Baltimore in 1953.

The former Sarah L. Brooks was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1946. She was a member of Wayland Baptist Church on Garrison Boulevard and enjoyed crossword puzzles, sewing and reading.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, James L. Johnson; two sons, Laurence A. Johnson and Bruce L. Johnson, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Rita Boggs of Bryn Mawr and Leita Boggs of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and three grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/27/99

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