Edward H. Krausch
Longtime Sun employee
Edward Howard Krausch of Severn, a former employee of The Baltimore Sun who started working in the mailroom at age 14 and stayed for 51 years, died April 17 of a heart attack at home. He was 78.
Born in Baltimore and reared in northwestern section of the city, Mr. Krausch joined The Baltimore Sun in 1927. Four other members of his family worked for the newspaper company at the time.
Mr. Krausch left his job only once -- to join the U.S. Army Air Forces, where he served as a medic during World War II from 1943 to 1945. He retired from the newspaper mailroom in 1978.
"The only job he ever had in his life was The Sunpapers," said Charles St. Clair, his son-in-law. "He was a quiet type of person. After he retired, he had a hobby of building little handmade houses for Christmas gardens, and sold them at flea markets."
Mr. Krausch was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 40 in Glen Burnie and Post 276 in Severn. He was also active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 160 in Severn, where he was especially proud to be a member of the Military Order of the Cooties.
He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Ruth Pyle, 90, of Severn; a daughter, Virginia Ruth St. Clair of Severn; a stepson, Walter Pyle, also of Severn; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Betty J. Wilson
A memorial Mass for Betty J. Wilson, a teacher and a former research associate for the Baltimore school system, will be held at 7 p.m. May 3 in St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, 901 Poplar Grove St.
Mrs. Wilson, who was 62, died of breast cancer April 13 at Deacon Medical Center in Baltimore.
Born in Dorseytown, she earned a bachelor's degree from Morgan State University in 1972 and a master's degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1975.
An avid traveler, she was one of 23 delegates selected by the United States-China People's Friendship Association to participate in a program in China studying education, health care and family life.
Mrs. Wilson was a board member of the Young Women's Christian Association and the Lafayette Community Center. She was also a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels and president of the Traveler's Club.
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Karl Wilson of Baltimore; a son, Jimmy Wilson of Baltimore; a daughter, Patricia Cutchember of Baltimore; three brothers, Alvin, Grafton and Larry Wilson of Dorseytown; three sisters, Kathleen Snowden of New Market and Penny Ziegler and Tony Dorsey, both of Mount Airy; and one granddaughter. Services for Doris E. Rorapaugh, who had been a clothing inspector, store clerk and college employee, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Westchester and Rockwell avenues, Catonsville.
Mrs. Rorapaugh, who was 74 and a resident of Meyers Drive in Catonsville, died of heart disease Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital.
In the late 1970s, she was a technician in the equipment room in the Physical Development Center of the Catonsville Community College.
In the 1960s and early 1970s, she worked in the children's clothing section of the G.E.M. department store in Catonsville.
As a young woman, she had been an inspector for L. Greif & Bro., the clothing manufacturer.
A Baltimore native, the former Doris E. Davidson was a member of the United Methodist Women at Trinity United Methodist Church.
Her husband, Laurance A. Rorapaugh, is a retired marketing representative of the Hendler Creamery Co. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Richard John Rorapaugh of Carlsbad, Calif.; a brother, John Edward Davidson of Chalfont, Pa.; and a granddaughter.
H. S. Hoskins
Taught math at Poly
A memorial service for H. Stanhope Hoskins, a retired math teacher from the Polytechnic Institute who taught for 38 years, will be held at 1 p.m. May 4 at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave.
Mr. Hoskins, 89, died Wednesday at his Roland Park Place home after a short illness.
In addition to teaching calculus and trigonometry at Poly, he had been a guidance counselor and finally chairman of the math department before his retirement about 20 years ago.
A native of Fallston, he was a 1921 graduate of City College. He received a bachelor's degree in art from the Johns Hopkins University in 1925 and a master's degree in art from Columbia University in 1936.
Mr. Hoskins, a former Cedarcroft resident, was on the vestry of St. David's Church and was a volunteer for the Red Cross Bloodmobile for 15 years.
He was also a member of the St. George Society, Johns Hopkins University Senior Alumni Association and the Retired Teachers Association.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Virginia Donelson; two daughters, Jane Bollman of Towson and Anne Bonk of Lake Forest, Ill.; a sister, Ernestine Montejo of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.