William Hugo Reyer

Clergyman and Mortician

The Rev. William Hugo Reyer, 66, a former mortician and clergyman who from 1988 to 1990 was associate pastor of Halpine Baptist Church in Rockville, died of colon cancer Jan. 16 at his home in Baltimore.

Mr. Reyer was born in New York and moved to the Washington area as a child. He graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, served two years in the Marine Corps and attended American University.

He was an apprentice at Pumphrey Funeral Home in Silver Spring and Tyson Wheeler Funeral Home in Rockville then graduated from the American Academy of Funeral Directors in New York.

Later, he worked at the Rinaldi Funeral Home in Washington, operated a limousine service and then in the 1970s worked as a funeral director in Baltimore. He returned to the Washington area in 1979 to work at the Danzansky-Goldberg Funeral Home. In this period, he was increasingly active at Halpine Baptist Church. In 1988, he was ordained as a Baptist minister.

In 1990, he moved back to Baltimore, where he did mission work in the inner city and pastoral work in Towson. He retired in 1997 because of illness.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Priolo Reyer of Baltimore; four sons, Tony, of Silver Spring, Tim, of Germantown, Tom, of Hanover, and Thadd, of Middle River, Md.; and nine grandchildren.

Jerome Joseph Dushane Jr.


Jerome Joseph Dushane Jr., 57, a heating and air conditioning technician at various firms and agencies in the Washington area from the early 1970s until he retired in 2000 from the Agriculture Department, died of hepatitis Jan. 12 at a hospital in Gainesville, Fla. He lived in Leesburg.

He lived in the Washington area, in Hyattsville and later Greenbelt, from 1968 to 2002, when he moved to Florida.

Mr. Dushane, a native of Albany, N.Y., served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

In the 1970s, he was a heating and air conditioning technician at the Smithsonian Institution. From 1975 to 1991, he worked for the Seasonaire offices in Olney. He operated Dushane Heating and Air Conditioning in Hyattsville from 1991 to 1995.

He was a member of the American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose, Disabled American Veterans and the Harley Owners Group.

His marriages to Joann Hall and Celeste Enders ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen Dushane of Leesburg whom he married in 1998; two daughters from his first marriage, Debbie Brown and Rachel Brenholtz, both of Crofton; two stepchildren; two brothers; two sisters; and 10 grandchildren.