Services for William J. Kelso, a retired lieutenant in the Baltimore fire department, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 9705 Belair Road, Perry Hall.
Mr. Kelso, who was 83, died Friday at Fallston General Hospital of complications following surgery.
He was a lifelong resident of East Baltimore, living for the past 60 years on North Robinson Street.
Mr. Kelso retired in 1972 after 30 years in the city fire department's rescue squad, where he received several commendations. He spent nearly his entire career with Engine Company No. 1, based downtown at Mulberry and Paca streets.
Before joining the fire department, he worked as a clerk for the B & O Railroad and as a distribution manager for the American Ice Co. Mr. Kelso attended Baltimore City College.