Robert L. GorsuchManager for storesServices for Robert...


May 14, 1991

Robert L. Gorsuch

Manager for stores

Services for Robert LeRoy Gorsuch, a retired traffic manager for a chain of variety stores, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Dulaney Valley Home of Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld Inc., 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mr. Gorsuch, who was 79 and lived on Lake Vista Circle in Cockeysville, died Saturday at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green after an illness of several months.

He retired 14 years ago as regional traffic manager after working for many years for City Products Co.

He had appeared before the Interstate Commerce Commission to represent the company, which was then supplying merchandise to franchised stores bearing the Ben Franklin name.

A native of Charleston, S.C., who was reared in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and held a law degree from the University of Baltimore.

Mr. Gorsuch was a member of the Hunt Valley Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Louise Cathcart; a daughter, Barbara J. Reisinger of Sparks; and a granddaughter.

James F. Everett

Advertising manager

Graveside services for James F. Everett, retired general manager of an outdoor advertising company in Baltimore, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.

Mr. Everett, who was 82 and lived on Carroll Road in Monkton, died early yesterday at the Manor Care Ruxton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a series of strokes.

He retired almost 20 years ago as general manager of the Baltimore operations and as vice president of Donnelly Advertising Corp.

He became an executive at Donnelly after the Boston company bought the Morton Outdoor Advertising Co., where he was sales manager.

During World War II, he worked not only for Morton but also for the Rittenhouse Fuel Co. and at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard at Sparrows Point.

Following his retirement, he worked for almost 10 years as an administrative assistant to the Baltimore County executive.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and attended Western Maryland College.

He was a member of the baseball and football teams at both schools and was a pitcher and shortstop on minor league baseball teams.

A former president of the Overlea Lions Club and the Advertising Club of Baltimore, he also was a founder and former president of the Manor Rod and Gun Club.

His wife, the former Gertrude Muir, died last Sept. 20.

He is survived by two sons, Donald H. Everett of Davidsonville and James F. Everett Jr. of New Freedom, Pa.; a sister, Mildred Plumhoff of Overlea; and six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Charles B. Colmore

Manager for soap firm

Services for Charles B. Colmore Jr., a watercolorist and retired sales official for Procter & Gamble Co., will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

Mr. Colmore, who was 78, died Sunday of cancer at his home on Fenchurch Road.

He retired in 1965 at the age of 52 as district manager in the Northeast for the soap company, for which he worked for 30 years. He had served in the 1940s and 1950s as district manager in North and South Carolina. From 1952 until 1960, he was sales manager of a subsidiary in the Philippines.

After his retirement, Mr. Colmore began doing watercolors that were sold in galleries in Baltimore and Maine. Many of them were seascapes of the coast of Maine, where he spent his summers.

A Baltimore resident since 1976, he was a lay reader and former vestryman at the Church of the Redeemer.

He was also a tennis player who served as a chair umpire for United States Lawn Tennis Association. He officiated several Davis Cup matches and became known for his stentorian voice.

Born in Havana, Cuba, he was known as "Bish" during his student days at the Kent School in Connecticut because his father served as Episcopal bishop of Puerto Rico.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaretta Erikson Davis; a son, C. Blaney Colmore III of La Jolla, Calif.; two daughters, Sylvia deMurias of Somerville, Mass., and Jean Perrine Catlin of Andover, Mass.; two stepsons, William Bowdoin Davis of Baltimore and J. Staige Davis of Shelburne, Vt.; two sisters, Sarah C. Adams of Lexington, Ky., and Margaret C. Dunn of Providence, R.I.; and 13 grandchildren.

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