Mary Patricia Welkie, 68, homemaker and volunteerMary...

October 07, 1999

Mary Patricia Welkie, 68, homemaker and volunteer

Mary Patricia Welkie, a homemaker and volunteer, died Monday of cancer at her home in Rosedale.

She was 68.

The former Mary Poreca was born in Mahoney City, Pa., where she attended public and parochial schools.

In 1958, she married George Welkie, a retired General Motors Corp. employee, who survives her.

She was a Cub Scout den mother and a volunteer with Boy Scout Troop 303 for more than 20 years; she also volunteered with Meals on Wheels.

FOR THE RECORD - An obituary published in Thursday's editions of The Sun for Kenneth Dorey Weisert misspelled his middle name. The Sun regrets the error.

She enjoyed canvas needlework.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon Friday at St. Clement Mary Hofbauer Roman Catholic Church, 1220 Chesaco Ave., Rosedale, where she was a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

She also is survived by three sons, George Welkie Jr. of Street, and Paul P. Welkie and Andy Welkie, both of Rosedale; a sister, Theresa Benanti of North Brunswick, N.J.; a brother, Daniel Poreca Jr. of Sparrows Point; and six grandchildren.

Henry C. Buettner, 78, appliance store manager

Henry Christian Buettner Sr., retired service manager for Lexaco Inc., a Baltimore appliance and electronics company, died Saturday of a heart attack at his vacation cabin near Berkley Springs, W. Va. He was 78 and lived in Arbutus.

Mr. Buettner worked at Lexaco's Lexington Street store for 26 years and retired in 1991, but continued in a part-time position. Earlier, he had worked for Nelson White Co., installing language laboratories at schools and colleges, from 1955 to 1965.

He owned and operated a TV repair business From 1949 to 1955.

The East Baltimore native graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and was a Navy electronics expert during World War II.

A founding member of Holy Nativity Lutheran Church in Arbutus, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Services were held yesterday .

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Hellmann, whom he married in 1941; five sons, Henry Christian Buettner Jr. of Winchester, Va., John F. Buettner of Indianapolis, David F. Buettner of Glenwood , Robert W. Buettner Sr. of West Friendship and Leonard C. Buettner of Catonsville; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Kenneth Dorsey Weisert, 78, Teamsters local official

Kenneth Dorsey Weisert, a former official of Teamsters Local 922, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at home in Shady Side.

He was 78.

Mr. Weisert served as secretary-treasurer of Local 922 in Washington from 1968 until 1982, when he retired.

Earlier, he was a rental agent for Hertz Rent A Car and a truck and car salesman.

Born in Trenton, N.J., he was raised in Jamesburg, N.J., where he graduated from high school.

During World War II, he served in the Army and participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of private.

He enjoyed playing piano, collecting big-band recordings and camping.

His marriage to Callie Mae Gearhart ended in divorce.

Services were held yesterday .

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Doris Elliott; a son, John Kenneth Weisert, and a daughter, Carolyn Ann Weisert, both of Castle Rock, Colo.; two stepsons, James Edward Ellis of Toms River, N.J. and Paul Lee Beck Sr. of Norfolk, Va.; two stepdaughters, Joyce Anna Hermann of Churchton and Katherine Marie Beck of Pasadena; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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