Doris Duerr, 69, cashier, substitute teacherDoris M...

November 03, 1999

Doris Duerr, 69, cashier, substitute teacher

Doris M. Duerr, a retired Giant Food cashier and Catonsville resident, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 69.

Mrs. Duerr had worked for 17 years as a cashier at Giant's now-closed Ingleside Avenue store. She retired in 1986. Earlier, she was a substitute teacher in Baltimore schools and a bank teller.

Doris Marie Insley was born in Dundalk and was a 1948 graduate of Seton High School. She was married in 1950 to Charles B. Duerr Sr., who died in 1997.

Mrs. Duerr was a communicant of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, U.S. 40 and St. Agnes Lane, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9: 30 a.m. today.

She is survived by three sons, Charles B. Duerr Jr. of Severna Park, Robert W. Duerr II of Pasadena and Joseph A. Duerr of Catonsville; two daughters, Linda D. Sindler of Lutherville and Sharon E. Gruzenski of Arbutus; and seven grandchildren.

Edward C. Ittner Sr., 89, The Sun commercial artist

Edward C. Ittner Sr., a retired Baltimore Sun Co. commercial artist, died Oct. 27 of kidney failure at a nursing home in Clearwater, Fla. The former Edmondson Village resident was 89.

A resident of Clearwater since 1995, he had lived the previous 14 years in Dallas, where he had moved after he retired in 1980.

The South Baltimore native, who graduated from Southern High School, was a self-taught artist, learning to draw while recuperating from an illness. He began his 34-year career with the newspaper publishing company in 1946.

During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps in the Pacific and participated in the Iwo Jima and Philippine Islands campaigns.

Private services were held in Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Julianna Zimmerman; and a son, Edward C. Ittner Jr. of La Jolla, Calif.

August John Janos Sr., 85, assistant to Sun publishers

August John Janos Sr., retired assistant to four presidents and publishers of the A. S. Abell Co., former publisher of The Sun, died Saturday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Lutherville resident was 85.

Mr. Janos, an amiable and efficient man known as Gus, began his career in 1936 as a national advertising stenographer in the newspaper's former building at Baltimore and Charles streets.

In 1938, he was promoted to business office stenographer and in 1943 to executive secretary.

During his 39-year tenure as executive secretary and later assistant to the president, Mr. Janos served William F. Schmick Sr., William F. Schmick Jr., Donald H. Patterson and Reg Murphy, before retiring in 1982.

"I knew him for 60 years and he was a valued associate," said William F. Schmick Jr., former president of the A. S. Abell Co. and publisher, yesterday. "He was smart, capable and always a gentleman."

Born and raised in East Baltimore, he was a graduate of Calvert Hall College and attended the University of Baltimore. During World War II, he was a Navy yeoman.

An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Janos was a founder of the Baltimore Field Archery Club and also enjoyed fishing and golfing.

He was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1809 Vista Lane, Timonium, where a Mass of Resurrection will be offered at 10 a.m. today

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Dolores Cvach; three sons, A. John Janos Jr. of Phoenix, Baltimore County, Jerome P. Janos of Pasadena and Michael E. Janos of Parkville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Harold S. Roberts, 77, copy editor for The Sun

Harold S. Roberts, a retired copy editor for The Sun, died Sunday of supranuclear palsy at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 77.

Mr. Roberts began his career as a copy editor with The Sun in 1960 and was assigned to the business section in 1963. He returned to the news sections in 1978 and retired in 1989.

The Grand Rapids, Mich., native earned a journalism degree in 1949 from the University of Missouri. He worked for the Newark, Ohio, Advocate, the Peoria, Ill., Journal-Star and the Knoxville, Tenn., News-Sentinel before joining The Sun.

He was a military police officer in World War II and served at Camp McCoy, Wis., where he guarded German prisoners of war. He was discharged in 1946.

He enjoyed touring the country with his wife of 54 years, the former Norma Wetherby.

He was a member of Mount Washington United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 1: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road, Hampden.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gerald G. Roberts of Catonsville; a daughter, Rebecca L. Roberts of Randallstown; a sister, Helen L. Roberts of Grand Rapids; and a grandson.

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