Karl E. Miller Sold building products

October 17, 1990

Services for Karl E. Miller, a retired building products sales official who was active in historic restoration, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestertown.

Mr. Miller, who was 87, died Monday of cancer at the restored Federal-era home on Water Street in Chestertown where he had lived since 1970.

He had retired in 1970 in Baltimore as district sales manager for the GAF Corp. building products division after working for the company and its predecessor, the Ruberoid Co., for many years.

A native of upper New York state who moved to Baltimore as a youth with his family, he was a 1925 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and lived in Guilford before his retirement.

He and his wife received awards as outstanding citizens from the Kent County Chamber of Commerce for their work in restoration and gardening.

Mr. Miller had been active, as secretary of Preservation Inc., in the restoration of the Buck-Baccus Store Museum and of houses on Cannon Street.

During the 1980s, he and his wife helped to care for downtown parks.

Mr. Miller also collected American antiques and Baltimore silver.

He is survived by his wife, the former Irma Fisher, and a brother, James F. Miller of Baltimore.

John H. Heagy

Firefighter, contractor

Services for John H. Heagy, a retired firefighter and former building contractor who operated a wine and cheese shop, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Dulaney Valley Home of Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld Inc., 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mr. Heagy, who was 63 and lived on Durham Road in Fallston, died Monday of cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He retired from the Baltimore Fire Department after 32 years' service in 1982 and then began operating Heagy's Wine and Cheese in Jarrettsville, with his wife.

In 1952, he began working on the side as a carpentry subcontractor on houses as the John H. Heagy Construction Co. He taught his sons the trade.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School and worked as a machinist for the Baltimore Broom Machine Co. before joining the Fire Department.

His work as a machinist was interrupted by service in the Army in World War II in a military police unit that served in the occupation of Germany.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lorraine C. Shea; a daughter, Patti I. Rohe of Monkton; three sons, John T. and James G. Heagy, both of Phoenix, and Steven M. Heagy of Parkville; a sister, Aleda C. Mills of Fallston; and 12 grandchildren.

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