Services for Navy Capt. Arnett Bernard Taylor, 80, of Fairfield, Calif., and formerly of Annapolis from 1971 to 1998, were held Oct. 6, 2002 at Grace Episcopal Church in Fairfield.
Capt. Taylor died Oct. 2 at Laurel Creek Health Center at Paradise Valley Estates, Fairfield, from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
Capt. Taylor was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Tampa, Fla. He and his parents spent the first two years of his life on Merritt Island, Fla., living in a simple wooden house built by his father on land given to World War I veterans to homestead.
In 1964, Capt. Taylor was the skipper of the nuclear submarine USS Tecumseh, submerged in the waters off Merritt Island, now named Cape Kennedy, and launched a Polaris A-3 missile to a target area more than 2,000 miles away.
He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1944. Upon completion of Submarine School, he reported to USS Chub and in 1945 made two successful war patrols in the Southwest Pacific. He then served aboard the USS Sarda, USS Quillback, USS Sea Poacher and USS Grampus, which he commanded in 1958 and 1959.
He was an instructor at Submarine School in 1951 and 1952 and a torpedo project officer for two years at the Naval Ordnance unit, Key West, during the development and evaluation of the MK-37 torpedo.
Capt. Taylor attended the Armed Forces Staff College and received nuclear power training at the Naval Reactors Branch of the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington.
In 1961 he reported to the USS Thomas Edison, under construction at Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, and served as executive officer through its first patrol. He then reported as prospective commanding officer of USS Tecumseh, also under construction and served as commanding officer of the Blue Crew for four patrols out of Guam.
Subsequently he served as NATO and Mideast Current Operations Officer in the Strategic Plans Division in Naval Operations, followed by two years as head of the nuclear operations branch in the Operation Division of the Commander in Chief Pacific. His final tour returned him to the Naval Academy as director of the Division on Mathematics and Science from l971 to 1974.
Captain Taylor's decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal. He wore the Submarine Combat insignias, with one star and the Polaris Patrol insignia with three stars.
Following retirement from the Navy, he worked for seven years with Nuclear Associates International in Rockville, developing a computerized management system for use in commercial nuclear power plants.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mary Batt Taylor; one daughter, Robin Taylor of San Francisco, Calif.; one son, Kenneth Taylor of Oakland, Calif.; one sister, Jouett Taylor Prisley of Sterling, Va.; and three grandchildren. His son, James Arnett Taylor, died in 1972.
Inurnment will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Naval Academy Columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maryland Episcopal Cursillo, 224 12th St., Chelsea Beach, Pasadena, MD 21122.
Wendy J. Bolly, 25, of Glen Burnie died Oct. 11, 2002 at the Shock-Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
Miss Bolly was born April 6, 1977, in Maryland and held a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami in Florida.
She worked in marketing and public relations for the National Book Network.
She was a member of the Tau Beta Sigma coed music fraternity.
Miss Bolly enjoyed playing the flute and piccolo, listening to music, scuba diving, traveling and reading.
Survivors include her parents, Louie and Judy Bolly of Glen Burnie; one brother, Brian Bolly of Miami, Fla.; and her grandparents, Dorothy and Charles Brigerman of Glen Burnie.
Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church. Arrangements were by Singleton Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Miami to the "The Band of the Hour" or the General Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 248073, Coral Gables, FL 33124.
Funeral services for Virginia Anne "Ginnie" Dewberry, 59, of Bremen, Ga., and previously of Mayo, were held Oct. 10, 2002 at Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen.
Mrs. Dewberry died of cancer Oct. 8 at her home after a lengthy illness.
Born on Nov. 3, 1942, in Wilson, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Abram Borden "Bud" Titman and Linda Moray Teacher Titman Reese.
She was the produce manager at Ingles Grocery in Bremen and a member of Salem Baptist Church in Tallapoosa, Ga.
Surviving are her husband, Charles Dewberry; five sons, Christopher Smith of Villa Rica, Ga., David U. Aliff Jr. of Buchanan, Ga., Charles K. Dewberry Jr. of Stevensville, Jonathon M. Aliff of Temple, Ga., and Joseph P. Aliff of Lafayette, Ga.; two daughters, Deborah A. Mimms of Morrow, Ga., and Connie L. Browning of Glindale, Wash.; one sister, Linda Jaycox of Ohio; one brother, Walter A. "Tony" Titman of Ellenwood, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was the sister of the late Abram Titman.
Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Bremen.
Mary H. Komesaruk, 83, a resident of Annapolis for 16 years and previously a resident of Riverdale for 32 years, died Oct. 15, 2002 at her home after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 10, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Komesaruk retired as a nurse from the Prince George's County school system. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, where she was active in the senior group. Her interests included travel, gardening and crafts.
On June 14, 1942, she married Michael Komesaruk.
Also surviving are a daughter, Diane Pinkos of Export, Pa.; two brothers, Adam Dudzinski of Pennsylvania and Andrew Dudzinski of West Virginia; one sister, Ann Netzko of New Jersey; and two grandchildren.
She was the daughter of the late Simon and Anastasia Rudmanian Dudzinski and the mother of Michael Komesaruk Jr., who died in 1978.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 tonight at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave. A Mass of Christian burial will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.
Alice J. Neale, 96, a resident of Annapolis since 1977, died of natural causes Oct. 15, 2002 at the Ginger Cove Health Center after a brief illness.
Born July 12, 1906, in Jersey City, N.J., and raised in Haddonfield, N.J., Mrs. Neale was a 1928 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. That year she married John Milton Neale, a pension consultant in New York. Mr. Neale died in 1995.
For many years, dating back to World War II, she was active in the volunteer programs of the American Red Cross at both the South Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter and at the national headquarters in Washington, D.C., where she was the first recipient of the Clara Barton Award.
Surviving are one son, Jay Neale of Severna Park; and one grandson.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Friendship Hall, Ginger Cove, 4000 River Crescent Drive, Annapolis. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 4700 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215-3231.
Oliver Thompson Jr.
Oliver Robert "Ollie" Thompson Jr., 97, of Annapolis and formerly of Baltimore, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 14, 2002 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mr. Thompson was born April 28, 1905, and educated in Taylors Island in Dorchester County. He worked for the former Pennsylvania Railroad for 40 years. His interests included sports.
He was the widower of Odella Thompson.
Surviving are his friend, Jeanette Johnson of Annapolis, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at Reese and Sons Mortuary, 821 West St., followed by burial at Bestgate Memorial Gardens on Bestgate Road.
Juanita Leola Threadgill, 73, of Crofton, died Oct. 13, 2002 at her home. The cause of death was unavailable.
Ms. Threadgill was born July 18, 1929, in New York and attended New York City public schools. She retired as a cook from New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in White Plains, N.Y. Subsequently she worked at the Abraham & Straus department store in Security, N.Y.
She was a member of Christ Temple in White Plains. After moving to this area in 1998 she became active at the O'Malley Senior Center, taking history classes and trips. Her interests included travel and cooking.
She is survived by a sister, Alma Wright of White Plains. She was the sister of the late Joseph Threadgill and Elizabeth Wilson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in White Plains. Local arrangements are by Hardesty Funeral Home in Gambrills. Memorial contributions may be made to the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113.
Wilbur Harvey Unger, 84, a longtime resident of Severna Park, died of heart failure Oct. 14, 2002 at Future Care-Chesapeake in Arnold.
The son of the late Conrad and Catherine Unger, Mr. Unger was born Jan. 21, 1918, and raised in Baltimore. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II.
He retired after a lengthy career as a General Motors worker at the Broening Highway plant in Baltimore.
His interests included fishing, gardening, photography and music, especially the big band style.
Surviving are a sister, May Hardesty of Severna Park, and longtime companions, Kenneth and Edith Kralic of Severna Park, with whom he resided.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tonight at Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, where services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093-5142.
Sandra Kay Webb, 50, of Jessup and formerly of Centreville, died of congrestive heart failure Oct. 15, 2002 at North Arundel Hospital.
Ms. Webb, who was known as "Sandy," was born Feb. 4, 1952, in Annapolis, the daughter of the late Mary Louise and Ralph A. Erwin. She attended Annapolis schools and worked as a dispatcher for the Yellow Checker Cab Co. for 10 years.
She was known for her friendliness and enjoyed reading and spending time with the family and her cats.
Surviving are two sisters, Beverly Armiger of Edgewater and Adria Erwin of Odenton; her stepmother, Viia Erwin of Odenton; her fiance, Jay T. Branham of Jessup; and three stepchildren, Stephen, Daniel and Sarah Branham, all of Annapolis. She was the sister of the late Michael Erwin.
Visitation is from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave., where services will follow. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403.