George Flower Jr. Industrial supervisor

December 27, 1990

A Mass of Christian burial for George Flower Jr., a supervisor for environmental services at the Eastern Stainless Corp., will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Church in Fullerton.

Mr. Flower, who was 55, died Monday at Franklin Square Hospital, where he had been hospitalized after a stroke Friday.

He lived in Perry Hall for 10 years but had spent most of his life in Sparrows Point, a community overshadowed by the Bethlehem Steel mills.

He graduated from Sparrows Point High School, worked as a machinist in the mills and joined the U.S. Army in 1958.

Mr. Flower spent two years in the service before returning to the Sparrows Point area. There he married Romana E. Byrnes of Hamilton. Mr. Flower continued working at the mill and received several promotions, but without a degree he was unable to obtain a management position.

He attended night school at the University of Baltimore and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in industrial management in 1970. Shortly afterward, Bethlehem Steel appointed Mr. Flower supervisor of its safety division. He left the company in 1984 and joined Eastern Stainless Corp., where he worked until his death.

During his spare time, Mr. Flower coached Little League baseball for the Perry Hall Recreation Council.

In addition to his wife of 28 years, Mr. Flower's survivors include two sons, George Flower III of Edgemere and John L. Flower of Overlea; a daughter, Courtney L. Flower of Perry Hall; a sister, Mary F. Sweeney of Dundalk; and a granddaughter.

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