Milton L. Clabaugh BTC Computer specialist

October 06, 1990

A memorial service for Milton L. Clabaugh, a computer specialist for McCormick & Co., will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road.

Mr. Clabaugh, who was 39, died of cancer Monday at his home on Gorsuch Avenue.

Known as Mel, he had worked at McCormick since 1982 and taught community college courses on computers. Before going to work for McCormick, he had been an award-winning ballroom dance instructor at an Arthur Murray studio for about seven years.

Earlier, he was a computer programmer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for more than five years.

Mr. Clabaugh was born in Baltimore and graduated from the Overlea Senior High School. Although he was not deaf, he was interested in sign language and belonged to the Maryland chapter of the Lambda Deaf Alliance.

Mr. Clabaugh's companion of eight years, R. Lee Eckman, died a year ago.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Milton L. and Marie Clabaugh of the Baltimore area; a brother, James Clabaugh of the Baltimore area; and a sister, Margaret Yost of Miami, Fla.

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