R. William Stahler, 52, Black & Decker engineer R...

April 27, 2000

R. William Stahler, 52, Black & Decker engineer

R. William Stahler, a former Black & Decker Corp. engineer, died Monday of kidney and liver failure at his parents' home in Parkton. He was 52.

In a 29-year career with Black & Decker, he worked at its plants in Towson, Hampstead and Shelbyville, Ky. He was a project management engineer until he left the company in 1997.

Born in York, Pa., he was raised in Parkton. He was a 1966 graduate of Hereford High School and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

He enlisted in the Army and served in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He also served in Germany and at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

He was an avid golfer.

He was a member of Parke Memorial United Methodist Church, 18910 York Road, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.

He is survived by two sons, Murray Stahler of Parkton and Michael Stahler of New York City; his parents, Doris and Ralph Stahler of Parkton; his grandmother, E. Madeline Palmer of Hereford; his brother, Christopher Stahler of Parkton; and his fiancee, Phyllis Fraley of Essex.

Shirley Stoler, 75, knitting instructor

Shirley Stoler, a former knitting instructor and women's clothing sales associate, died Monday of cancer at Sinai Hospital. She was 75 and lived in Pikesville.

In the 1970s and 1980s, she sold wool and knitting supplies at Six on the Square in Pikesville, where she also taught knitting techniques. For 11 years, she sold clothing at Deja New in the Colonial Village shopping center in Pikesville.

"She taught half the women of Pikesville to knit," said Lee Fox, her sister-in-law, who also lives in Pikesville.

Born Shirley "Terry" Terl in Baltimore, she was raised in Forest Park. She was a graduate of Forest Park High School and what is now Towson University.

She was president of the Azoians, a women's group composed of wives and sisters of local pharmacists.

In 1961, she married Myer Stoler, a pharmacist who owned a drugstore at Ellwood and Fairmount avenues before his retirement. He survives her.

Services were held Tuesday in Pikesville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Beryl Stoler of Eldersburg and Frank Corak of Street; a daughter, Barbara Priesler of Owings Mills; a sister, Sylvia Dubrov of Lutherville; and four grandchildren.

LeRoy F. Coleman Sr., 63, port agency carpenter

LeRoy F. Coleman Sr., a carpenter for the Maryland Port Administration and avid collector of Santa Claus figures, died Monday of a heart attack at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 63.

A longtime resident of the Putty Hill section of Baltimore County, he was employed as a maintenance specialist and carpenter at the port administration's Dundalk and Locust Point marine terminals, where he had worked since 1994.

Earlier, he had been a self-employed carpenter for more than 30 years.

Born and raised in East Baltimore, Mr. Coleman was a graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical Senior High School. He was a firefighter in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960 and later served in the Maryland Air National Guard.

He was a member of American Legion Parkville Post No. 183.

Because Mr. Coleman was born on Christmas Day, the holiday was his favorite and he was a collector of ceramic Santa Claus figures. His collection, which numbered more than 1,000 figures, was displayed each year during the holiday season, said family members.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel of the Gardens of Faith Cemetery, 5598 Trumps Mill Road, Baltimore.

He is survived by Elizabeth Ann White Coleman, his wife since 1957; a son, LeRoy F. Coleman Jr. of Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; a daughter, Victoria Ann Guy of Abingdon; three brothers, Harry Coleman of Baltimore, Jerry Coleman of Perry Hall and Richard Coleman of Reisterstown; two sisters, Marge Zulkowski of Fallston and Catherine Mitchell of Virginia; and four grandchildren.

Iris Glenn Baumann, 56, administrative assistant

Iris Glenn Baumann, an administrative assistant and active churchwoman, died Sunday of liver cancer at her Pasadena home. She was 56.

A longtime Sykesville resident who had lived in Pasadena since 1998, she worked for 23 years as an administrative assistant to the comptroller of the Rouse Co.

For many years, she sang in the choir and was active in the music program at Friendship Baptist Church in Sykesville. At her death, she was a member of Lake Shore Baptist Church in Pasadena.

A compassionate person who looked in on shut-ins and helped prepare meals for senior citizens, she had a wide circle of friends, said family members.

"At her death, she had received over 1,000 cards," said her daughter Shari Lynn Cissel of Chester Springs, Pa.

Iris Glenn Morrissett was born in Woodlawn and graduated from Catonsville High School in 1961.

In 1964, she married Ronald Mark Baumann Sr., who survives.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Friendship Baptist Church, 1391 Sykesville Road.

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