Florence Senasack, 79, volunteer, singer Florence...

June 12, 2000

Florence Senasack, 79, volunteer, singer

Florence Senasack, a former Baltimore homemaker, volunteer and singer, was remembered Saturday at a memorial service in Pasadena. Mrs. Senasack, 79, died March 11 in Rio Rancho, N.M., where she lived.

A native of Newcastle, Maine, she was a direct descendant of Edward Winslow, a founder of the 17th century community of English colonists at Plymouth, Mass. She was a 1946 graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art, was active in the Girl Scouts in Baltimore and created and led a singing group, the Messengers.

Her husband of 37 years, Leroy Senasack, died in 1982.

Survivors include a son, David L. Senasack of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Linda F. Senasack of Glen Burnie; a sister, Dorothy H. Bryant of South Paris, Maine; and a brother, Robert F. Hammondof Doylestown, Ohio.

Milton W. Powell Jr., 91, industrial chemist

Milton W. Powell Jr., a Baltimore native and retired chemist, died Tuesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Ariz. He was 91 and lived in Prescott.

Mr. Powell was born in Sparrows Point, where his father, Milton W. Powell Sr., was assistant superintendent of Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s plant. He was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute and the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry. He worked for Crown Cork & Seal Co. for about 10 years and more than 20 years for Anchor Hocking Corp., the glass manufacturer, in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He retired in 1972 as a chief chemist.

His wife of 62 years, the former Helen Mattoon of Woodstock, died six years ago.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. June 19 at Granite Presbyterian Church in Woodstock.

He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Kaites of Prescott; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. His son, Dr. David Milton Powell, died five years ago.

Roderick S. Insley, 74, electrical engineer

Roderick S. Insley, a retired electrical engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense, died Friday at his Columbia home of an apparent heart attack. He was 74.

Mr. Insley was born in Washington and grew up in West Baltimore. He graduated from the Briarley Military Academy in Annandale in 1943 and then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1944 to 1946.

After working for several years as a machinist, electronics technician and television repairman, he earned his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1965.

He soon began working for the U.S. Department of the Navy and later for the Department of Defense at Fort Meade. He retired in 1987 after 22 years with the federal government, said his wife, the former Shirley Bloom.

Mr. Insley's hobbies included model trains, skeet shooting and tinkering with electronics. A lover of wildlife, he also traveled to national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Yosemite and Yellowstone. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Wildlife Achievement Chapter of the Izaak Walton League in Damascus.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Insley is survived by a daughter, Kathleen F. Mork, of Baltimore; a son, Roderick Scott Insley of Sterling, Va.; and one granddaughter.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Witzke Family Funeral Home, 4112 Columbia Pike in Ellicott City. Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Park in Sykesville.

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