Joseph Ares Sr., a native of Spain who worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant for 45 years, died Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital from complications following a fall. He -- was 87.
A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Ares was being offered today at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Chapel, at 800 Oldham St. in Highlandtown.
Born in a small village outside La Coruna in Galicia, Mr. Ares was the son of a tavern owner. After the early death of his father, the boy was apprenticed to a bricklayer and left home for Cuba in 1920 while still a teen-ager.