Elmer Ellsworth Jenne, 65, insurance salesman Elmer...

March 25, 2000

Elmer Ellsworth Jenne, 65, insurance salesman

Elmer Ellsworth Jenne, an insurance salesman, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Carroll County General Hospital. He was 65 and lived in Westminster.

He was associated with the John Hancock, Pennsylvania National and Sun Life insurance companies during his career.

Born in Pittsburgh, where he attended local schools, he also attended the Johns Hopkins University. He moved to Parkville in the late 1950s and to Westminster in 1985.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Patricia Hagen, an AAI Corp. accounting clerk.

A Mass will be offered at 10: 30 a.m. today at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St. in Westminster.

He also is survived by two sons, William E. Jenne of Westminster and Stephen W. Jenne of Adelphi; four brothers, Kirk Jenne of Lancaster, Pa., William Jenne of Hershey, Pa., Frank Jenne of Pittsburgh and Arthur Jenne of Westminster; a sister, Mary M. Delware of Leander, Texas; and three granddaughters.

Carmine Pompey Sr., 92, Beth Steel shipyard welder

Carmine "Pop" Pompey Sr., a retired shipyard welder who enjoyed doing home repairs, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at his West Baltimore home. He was 92.

Mr. Pompey began his career at Bethlehem Steel's Key Highway shipyard in 1942. He retired in 1971.

Known as a neighborhood handyman, Mr. Pompey freely gave neighbors advice and help on home improvement projects.

"He was a very resourceful gentlemen who had built his own home earlier in North Carolina," said his son, Edmondson High School basketball coach Carmine "Pete" Pompey Jr.

The elder Mr. Pompey was adept at operating a sewing machine and could be depended on to mend the family's clothing, said family members.

He also maintained a large vegetable garden at his Woodbrook Avenue home and was an enthusiastic Orioles fan who seldom missed a game on television or radio.

Mr. Pompey was born and raised in Glen Alpine, N.C., where he attended public schools. In 1929, he married Hettie Mildred Chambers, who died last year.

He was a longtime member, usher and deacon at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 2812 Reisterstown Road, where services will be held at noon Monday.

In addition to his son, Mr. Pompey is survived by three daughters, Carole J. Brown and Jean E. Nichols, both of Pikesville, and Cynthia Pompey Brown of Randallstown; a stepbrother, George Elmore of Glen Alpine; a sister, Lency Hoyle of Plainfield, N.J.; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

E. Virginia Richardson, 83, social service worker

E. Virginia Richardson, a retired social worker and longtime member of University Baptist Church, died March 18 of a heart attack at her home in the Marylander Apartments. She was 83.

A Baltimore resident since 1954, Miss Richardson had worked for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and later for the state Department of Social Services. She retired in 1982.

Born and raised in Garfield, Ky., where she graduated from high school, Miss Richardson earned her bachelor's degree from Georgetown College in Kentucky. After earning her master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago, she began her career with the Kentucky Department of Social Services.

A member of University Baptist Church since 1954, Miss Richardson served on the church's board of trustees, taught Sunday school, was an outreach representative and served on the library committee.

In 1996, in recognition of her work with the Red Cross, she was named Volunteer of the Year in Baltimore County and Baltimore by the American Red Cross.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at University Baptist Church, 3501 N. Charles St.

There are no surviving relatives.

Harry Casper Stengel Jr., 77, volunteer firefighter

Harry Casper Stengel Jr., a retired Genstar employee and volunteer firefighting company official, died Monday of pulmonary disease at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 77 and lived in Long Green.

A longtime member of the Long Green Volunteer Fire Company, he retired as a Genstar Stone Products employee in 1985. Earlier, he had been a mechanic for Jarman Motor Co. in Remington.

For his birthday in 1994, he purchased a 1949 Mack fire engine that he drove in area holiday parades and expositions.

A former president of the Baltimore County Volunteer Fireman's Association, he also was a member of the Providence and Jacksonville volunteer fire companies.

Born in Baltimore, he attended local schools and joined the Army Air Forces in November 1942. He spent his military career assigned to the motor pool. He was stationed in the Pacific and received commendations for rescuing pilots from burning planes.

Mr. Stengel was a charter member and second commander of the Jacksonville post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He also was a member of the board of the Maryland Steam Historical Society in Arcadia.

In 1947, he married Faith Lyle Burk. She died in 1991.

A Mass was offered yesterday at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Hydes, where he was a member.

Mr. Stengel is survived by a son, Harry C. Stengel III of Bel Air; a daughter, Sharon A. Eyre of Glen Arm; three brothers, William Cordle Stengel of Sparks, Edward B. Stengel of East Amherst, N.Y., and Joseph F. Stengel of Buffalo, Wyo.; a sister, Audrey Rommel of East Amherst, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.


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