Toby David, 59, teacher and coach at Gilman School Toby...

February 10, 2002

Toby David, 59, teacher and coach at Gilman School

Toby David, a retired Gilman School math teacher and coach, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Mesa, Ariz. He was 59 and had lived in Roland Park and Pikesville.

A middle school mathematics teacher, he joined the faculty of the Roland Park school in 1985, where he coached baseball and intramural athletics. He also ran the school's summer camping programs. He stepped down from teaching two years ago because of ill health.

He previously taught at the University Liggett School in Grosse Point, Mich.

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Grosse Point, Mich., he earned his undergraduate degree and his master's degree in education from Wayne State University in Detroit.

His marriage to Marlene Mabarak ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Gilman auditorium.

He is survived by two sons, Brian David of San Francisco and Eric David of Chapel Hill, N.C.; two brothers, Gerry David of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and Ron David of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and a sister, Theresa Livingston of Mesa.

John William Guntner, 78, General Motors supervisor

John William Guntner, a retired General Motors supervisor and community volunteer, died Thursday at his Loch Raven Village home after a long illness. He was 78.

Mr. Guntner worked for 39 years at General Motors' Broening Highway plant in the supply shop and on the assembly line before retiring as a supervisor in 1986. He served in an Army chemical unit in Europe during World War II, leaving as a sergeant in 1946.

Born in East Baltimore, Mr. Guntner attended Patterson High School and worked in the family bakery before enlisting in the military.

Mr. Guntner had lived in Loch Raven Village since 1957 and was a communicant at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church. He coached baseball and was a volunteer at health fairs. He was a grand knight in the former Hunt Valley chapter of the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed working on cars, being outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd. Burial will follow in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Guntner is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Regina Bailey; a son, Philip Guntner of Baltimore; three daughters, Eileen Erstad of Freeland, Mary Johnson of Bel Air, and Amy Kovell of West Chester, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

Jutta W. White, 71, insurance counselor

Jutta W. White, a retired insurance counselor and lifelong learner, died Thursday of liver cancer at Gilchrest Hospice Center. She was 71.

Mrs. White was a senior insurance counselor for 20 years at Franklin Square Hospital Centerl. Her daughter, Susan White-Baxley of Perry Hall, said some of her mother's clients would come to her office with grocery bags full of bills and statements.

"She helped hundreds and hundreds of people get through the insurance maze," her daughter said.

Jutta Weise was born and raised in Hunseld, Germany. She met her husband, then-Army Sgt. Carmon W. White, after her brother met him at a USO dance and brought him home for a visit.

The couple married in Germany and moved to Western Maryland in the early 1950s. Mr. White took a job at Bethlehem Steel and the family moved to Baltimore, settling in Middlesex, where she lived until six years ago. The couple was married for 36 years; Mr. White died in 1986.

Before Mrs. White became a citizen, her daughter said, she spent hours preparing for the citizenship test. On Columbus Day, when she went to take the test, the examiner asked her who discovered America.

"Please ask me something else," she said, "I studied for this!"

Mrs. White was a bookkeeper with several local companies, including Goodman Construction Co. and Marble Electric. She attended night school at Essex Community College, where she earned an associate's degree in general studies. She took courses at Towson University until recently.

"She was the epitome of a lifelong learner," her daughter said, noting her mother's interests in computers, history and psychology. She enjoyed traveling and was an avid fan of crossword puzzles.

"The family was always first," Mrs. White-Baxley said. "Her grandchildren were her true joy."

Services will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Zion Lutheran United Church of Christ, 7146 Golden Ring Road.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. White is survived by a brother, Otto Weise, of Germany; three grandchildren; and several nieces. Her son, John Peter White, died in 1976.

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