Lawrence W. Buckley, 75, tool and die maker Lawrence W...

November 15, 2001

Lawrence W. Buckley, 75, tool and die maker

Lawrence W. Buckley, a retired tool and die maker and golf course employee, died Monday of cancer at Life Path Hospice in Lakeland, Fla. He was 75 and had lived in Pikesville until 1982, when he moved to Tampa, Fla.

Mr. Buckley retired in 1982 after 20 years with National Instrument Co. in Northwest Baltimore. For the next 15 years, he worked for the Babe Zaharias Golf Course in Tampa, Fla.

Born in Philadelphia, he was raised on Winner Avenue in Baltimore and graduated in 1945 from Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Air Force from 1945 to 1948, attaining the rank of sergeant.

He was commander of American Legion Post 122 in Owings Mills in the 1970s.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Beatrice Christ; two daughters, Belinda Chaney of Mount Airy and Robin Foote of Aurora, Colo.; a twin brother, Dennis Buckley of Hilton Head, S.C.; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in Lakeland.

Woodrow B. Moats Jr., 69, advertising agency founder

Woodrow B. Moats Jr., a former advertising agency executive and Ellicott City resident, died Nov. 8 of undetermined causes at Paoli Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania. He was 69.

Mr. Moats, who had lived in Berwyn, Pa., since 1979, was founder and owner of W.B. Moats & Associates. He closed the agency when he retired in 1997.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was raised in Bel Air, where he graduated from high school. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1954 from the University of Miami in Florida.

He began his business career in Baltimore, holding positions with Crown Life Insurance Co. of Canada and later Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.

In 1978, he became senior vice president for the National Railway Utilization Corp. in Philadelphia, which manufactured and leased boxcars.

At his death, he was a member of the board of RCM Technologies Inc.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Devon, Pa.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Ellen Hemmeter; a son, Anthony B. Moats of Boulder, Colo.; a daughter, Diana E. Moats of Crestone, Colo.; his mother, Julia F. Moats of Baltimore; and a sister, Patricia M. Furlong of Forest Hill.

Virginia K. Danaher, 83, homemaker, grief counselor

Virginia K. Danaher, a homemaker and former longtime Gardenville resident, died Nov. 8 of heart failure at Maryland General Hospital. She was 83.

Mrs. Danaher, who had lived in Mount Washington since 1997, had survived battles with both breast and colon cancer, her family said.

In Gardenville, Mrs. Danaher enjoyed preparing food for the St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church Catholic Youth Organization baseball teams that were coached by her husband.

Born Virginia Keenan in Baltimore, she was a graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame and married Edward J. Danaher in 1939. Mr. Danaher, a retired Baltimore housing inspector, died in 1992.

Mrs. Danaher was a communicant of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, where she had volunteered for many years as a grief counselor; a Mass was offered there Monday.

Survivors include three sons, David C. Danaher of Hereford, and E. Jere Danaher and J. Richard Danaher, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Patricia Setlow of Mount Washington; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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