Irvin N. Dashiells Musician, salesman

November 15, 1990

Services for Irvin N. Dashiells, a musician and retired jewelry salesman, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mr. Dashiells, who was 78, died of cancer Monday at his home on Hartmont Road in the Catonsville area.

He retired in 1974 after many years of selling jewelry, which he would take to customers' homes.

He taught music, played saxophone and led bands after being certified as a saxophone teacher by the Kaspar School of Music while still in his teens.

The Baltimore native, who switched from the violin to the saxophone when he was 11, became the leader of the Charm City Orchestra about 15 years ago.

Survivors include his wife, the former Marie M. Brinn; three sons, Irvin N. Dashiells Jr. of Key Largo, Fla., Frederick P. Dashiells of Baltimore and Terry A. Dashiells of Melbourne, Fla.; four daughters, Deborah Reddinger of Pasadena, Denise Kelehan of Baltimore, Geraldine Connelly of Catonsville and Diann Heffler of Arbutus; a brother, Milton F. Dashiells of Baltimore; and several grandchildren.

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