Henry G. Munder, 85, gas station owner, referee Henry...

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September 13, 2001

Henry G. Munder, 85, gas station owner, referee

Henry G. Munder, a retired gas station owner and former college football referee, died of heart failure Sunday at Oak Crest Village Health Care Center in Parkville. He was 85 and had lived in Cockeysville.

He retired a decade ago from the Roland Park Exxon station at Falls Road and Northern Parkway, which he had owned for 20 years. He previously owned an Exxon station at Erdman and Mannasota avenues in Northeast Baltimore.

As a young man he worked for his father, John Munder, who owned a popular restaurant and bar, Munder's Lauraville House at 4536 Harford Road.

Born in Baltimore, he was raised in Fork and on Harford Road, and attended city public schools. During World War II, he served in the Navy.

He had been a referee with the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Football Officials. He officiated at many games, including Army-Navy, Harvard-Yale and Princeton-Cornell contests. He stepped down at the group's mandatory retirement age of 57 but continued to follow televised sports.

He played golf and cards at the Country Club of Maryland, where he was a member. He was also a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Hurlbrink of Cockeysville. He had been married for 59 years to Mary Ellen Thweatt, who died in 1995.

Bernetha F. Hayner, 88, homemaker, churchwoman

Bernetha F. Hayner, a homemaker and longtime active church member, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Oak Crest Village retirement community in Parkville. She was 88.

A 44-year resident of the Hampton section of Baltimore County, Mrs. Hayner had lived at the retirement community since last year.

She was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson for 45 years and had served as head of the church's altar guild.

Bernetha Irene Freeman was born in Yale, Okla., and moved as a teen-ager to Fort Worth, Texas, where she graduated from high school. She attended New Mexico A&M College in Las Cruces before her 1933 marriage to Thomas Royal Hayner.

The couple moved to Baltimore on the eve of World War II. Mr. Hayner, a retired chemical engineer at Edgewood Arsenal, died in 1995.

Mrs. Hayner had also been a member and former president of the Towson Rotary Inner Wheel.

She was an accomplished seamstress and sewed many of her clothes. She also collected china and enjoyed cooking Mexican food for family and friends.

A memorial service for Mrs. Hayner will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave. in Towson.

She is survived by her son, J. Michael Hayner of Towson; a sister, Mary F. Mayfield of Taylorsville, Miss.; a nephew; two nieces; and special friends Donna Arnett of Baltimore and Carrie Arnett of Durham, N.C.

Memorial service

Katherine W. Brown: A memorial service for Katherine W. Brown will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane, Owings Mills.

Ms. Brown, a child development specialist, died Aug. 19 of cancer at the home of her sister in Nantucket, Mass. The resident of the Cheswolde section of Baltimore was 56.

Elsewhere

Igor Buketoff, 87, an American conductor who specialized in Russian music and contemporary opera, died Friday in New York. He was best known for his orchestration of the first act of Rachmaninoff's unfinished opera, Monna Vanna. Mr. Buketoff led the Philadelphia Orchestra in the world premiere in 1984.

Mr. Buketoff also was recognized for restoring folk texts to Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. In 1959, he established the World Music Bank -- now called the International Contemporary Music Exchange -- to promote modern orchestral music.

Walter Jinotti, 74, an environmental researcher whose pollen counts became a daily index of misery or joy for allergy sufferers, died Sunday in New Brunswick, N.J., after a long illness. The method developed in 1987 by Mr. Jinotti provided a precise pollen measure in 20 minutes, compared with earlier techniques that took 24 hours.

Jane Pettit, 82, considered by community leaders to be Milwaukee's most generous philanthropist, died there Sunday after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. Heir to the Allen-Bradley Co. fortune, she donated more than $250 million to the community personally and through the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation.

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