Charles K. HarryLocomotive engineerServices for Charles K...


April 12, 1991

Charles K. Harry

Locomotive engineer

Services for Charles K. Harry, a retired locomotive engineer, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Howard H. Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. Harry, who was 70 and moved from Lansdowne to the Carroll Lutheran Village in September, died Tuesday at the Carroll County General Hospital of heart disease.

He retired in 1981 from what is now CSX Transportation after nearly 40 years of service, most of it with the predecessor line, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Mr. Harry, who was known by his initials, C.K., was born in Mount Airy. He served in the Army in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart when he was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge.

A former commander of the Walter Howard Shaw Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, he had been a trustee of the Lansdowne United Methodist Church, to which he belonged for 50 years.

He had been an adult leader for 35 years of several Boy Scout units in the Lansdowne area and received the Silver Beaver Award -- the highest given to adults by the Scouts -- for his work.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doris L. Hesterberg; two sons, Marvin L. Harry of Pasadena and Dwight D. Harry of Finksburg; three brothers, Wilbur E. Harry of Winter Haven, Fla., Robert W. Harry of Reisterstown and Kenneth R. Harry of Hampstead; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Lansdowne United Methodist Church.

Harry J. Edwards


Services for Harry James Edwards, a quality control technician for Locke Insulators Inc. and an acting first sergeant in an Army Reserve unit, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Joseph Free Will Baptist Church, 1601 Rutland Ave.

Mr. Edwards, who was 45 and lived on Bucknell Road, died unexpectedly Monday at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center.

He had worked for the insulator company since 1971. In 1966 he joined the Army and served in Vietnam until 1967. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Mr. Edwards came to Baltimore and attended the Bay College of Maryland.

He served in a receiving center battalion of the Army Reserve at the Sheridan Armory.

He joined St. Joseph's Free Will Baptist Church in 1985, became a deacon and worked with the young Christian league and the Tape Ministry program.

In addition, he wrote more than 50 poems.

Born in the District of Columbia, he was reared in Williamston, N.C.

His survivors include his wife, the former Mary Esther Byrd; two sons, Gemius Jus-Jan Edwards and Tsanonda J. Edwards, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Arseendra Quinnoneiss Edwards of Baltimore; three brothers, Donald, Larry and Joseph James, all of Williamston; a sister, Mary James of Williamston; a grandson; and foster relatives in North Carolina.

Conrad J. Heimbach

Had realty business

A Mass of Christian burial for Conrad J. Heimbach, a retired real estate broker, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue.

Mr. Heimbach, who was 86, died Tuesday of heart failure at his home on Gibbons Avenue.

He retired nearly 20 years ago from C. J. Heimbach Realty and sold the business, which he had operated since 1945.

Earlier, he worked for the old Glenn L. Martin Co. and at the Washington Navy Yard.

Born in St. Paul, Minn., Mr. Heimbach was reared in Romania and came back to this country, to Baltimore, at the age of 21. He spoke five languages.

From 1978 until the mid 1980s, he was a member of the Baltimore City Commission on Aging.

A member of the Highland Clipper Club, he was an Orioles fan and a pinochle player. He always attended Oktoberfest celebrations.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Marie Frisch; a daughter, Berta M. Parker of Dayton in Howard County; a son Joseph C. Heimbach of Towson; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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