Ronald Vauk, 37, reservist, sub technology supervisor A...

September 27, 2001

Ronald Vauk, 37, reservist, sub technology supervisor

A Mass of Christian burial for Ronald James Vauk of Mount Airy, who was killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, will be offered at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Vauk, 37, was beginning two weeks of annual active duty for the Naval Reserve and serving as watch commander in the Naval Command Center at the Pentagon when a hijacked plane struck the building. Since 1997, he had been an assistant group supervisor in submarine technology at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel.

Born in Nampa, Idaho, Mr. Vauk was a 1987 graduate of the Naval Academy, where he earned a degree in political science. He served on the submarines USS Glenard P. Lipscomb and the USS Oklahoma City, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander and receiving several medals and commendations. After about seven years of active duty, he entered the reserves and began working for Delex Corp. in Tyson's Corner, Va., where he was project manager for naval contracts.

A devoted family man, Mr. Vauk also enjoyed woodworking and golf.

Visiting hours at Sterling Ashton Schwab Funeral Home, 736 Edmondson Ave., are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, the former Jennifer Mooney, who is expecting a child in November, and their 3-year-old son, Liam; four brothers, Charles Vauk of Boise, Idaho, David Vauk of Nampa, Gary Vauk of Grapevine, Texas, and Dennis Vauk of Houston; and four sisters, Teri Masterson of Carson City, Nev., Celia Shikuma of Huntington Beach, Calif., Lynne Caba of Nampa and Patricia Vauk of Minneapolis.

A Ronald James Vauk Memorial Fund for his wife and children has been established in care of First Mariner Bank, 1801 S. Clinton St., Baltimore 21224.

Walter `Buck' Sievers, 63, Beth Steel supervisor

Walter William "Buck" Sievers, a retired supervisor for Bethlehem Steel Corp., died of cancer Sunday at Eastpoint Nursing Center. He was 63 and lived in Edgemere.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Sievers served in the Navy from 1955 until 1958. After his honorable discharge, Mr. Sievers worked for 41 years in the Bethlehem Steel plant at Sparrows Point. He retired in 1999.

He owned two boats and enjoyed fishing, and was a past commodore of the North Point Yacht Club.

Services were held last night in Dundalk.

Surviving are his wife of 30 years, the former Carleen M. Harrison; three sons, Wade Sievers of Abingdon and William Kofskey and Howard Longfellow, both of Baltimore; four daughters, Kathy Taylor, Dawne Sievers, Karen Hairfield and Kellie Morton, all of the Baltimore area; a brother, Albert Sievers of Dundalk; two sisters, Margaret McNally of Glen Burnie and Shirley Sievers of Edgemere; and 11 grandchildren.

Marion Womble, 70, federal employee

Marion Womble, a retired federal employee, died Saturday of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. She was 70 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

She retired in 1990 from the Health Care Financing Administration, where she had worked for many years. She had earlier been a Hutzler's department store employee.

Born in Rocky Mount, N.C., Marion Bunn moved to Baltimore with her family as a teen-ager and was an honors student and 1950 graduate of Dunbar High School. She earned a diploma in marketing and management from the Cortez Peters Business School in Baltimore.

She enjoyed reading and planning family reunions.

Services were held yesterday at First Christian Community Baptist Church, where she was a member, sang in its senior choir and was a former chairwoman of the Woman's Day committee.

Survivors include her daughter, Marcia Stokes of Baltimore; two brothers, Elias Bunn Jr. and Robert A. Bunn, both of Baltimore; a sister, Madeline Bunn Dorsey of Wooster, Ohio; and nieces and nephews. Her marriage to Walter Womble ended in divorce.

Dr. Bernard M. Richmond, 59, Bowie dentist

Dr. Bernard M. Richmond, a retired dentist, died Sept. 20 of a brain tumor at his home in Lake Worth, Fla. He was 59 and had lived in Crofton.

Until he retired last year, he practiced in Bowie. He earlier had an office in Northeast Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Wentworth Road, he was a graduate of City College, the University of Maryland, College Park and the UM School of Dentistry, where he earned his degree in 1966.

He served in the Air Force.

Dr. Richmond played golf at Crofton Country Club, and was a member of Temple Torah in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Funeral services were held Monday in Boynton Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Penny Reiss; two sons, Andrew Richmond of Woodland Hills, Calif., and Brian Richmond of Boca Raton, Fla.; a daughter, Alison Klein of Hollywood, Fla.; a sister, Rachel Beltran of Phoenix in Baltimore County; and a granddaughter.

Memorial tribute

Edgar L. Jones: A memorial tribute to Edgar L. Jones, a retired editorial writer and columnist for The Sun and The Evening Sun, will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at 4406 Bedford Place in Guilford. Mr. Jones, 86, died July 27. He worked for the newspapers for 33 years, retiring in 1980.

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