William Springer, store owner, dies
Services for William Springer, who had been a store manager and owner, will be held at noon today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.
Mr. Springer, who was 77, died Monday of cancer at his home in the Park Place Apartments in Northwest Baltimore.
He retired in 1973 as owner of two stores in Lexington Park that he started 25 years earlier, Springer's Men's Shop and Bill's Discount Store.
Earlier, he had worked in Baltimore as an assistant buyer in the men's department for Epstein's Department Stores. He returned to Epstein's after retiring from his own business and worked as an assistant manager of the Light Street store and then the Fallstaff store until 1984.
Born in Baltimore, he attended City College and served during World War II in the state unit that replaced the National Guard when the Guard was called into federal service.
While in Lexington Park, he was a member of the Navy League, an adult leader in the Boy Scouts and president of the Chamber of Commerce. He also was active in the Elks Lodge, serving as chairman of the Building Committee and as Royal Knight. The lodge named him Elk of the Year in 1954.
After returning to Baltimore, he was a member of the Brotherhood and the Senior Men's Club of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and was active at the Pikesville Senior Center.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lorraine Millison; a daughter, Geraldine Roberts of the Woodmoor area; a son, Jay Allen Springer of Bremerton, Wash.; a brother, Irvin Springer of Fort Myers, Fla.; three grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.
The family suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Sinai Home Hospice Service.
George E. Cardwell
Former career soldier
Services for George E. Cardwell, who retired as a property manager and earlier as an Army staff sergeant, will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave., Essex.
Mr. Cardwell, who was 63, died unexpectedly Monday at his home on Holly Grove Road in Middle River.
He retired about two weeks ago after working more than five years for the Mount Royal Management Co. Earlier, he worked briefly as anagent for the Sun Life Insurance Co. of America and for about 10 years as an operations manager for the Hecht Co., handling the parking garage and various support functions at the Howard Street store.
In 1965, he retired from the Army after 20 years of service, including duty in Korea during the war there.
A native of Mascot, Tenn., he settled in the Baltimore area about 30 years ago.
The former president and charter member of the Baltimore East Camp of the Gideons, also served as secretary of the Sunday school program at the Seneca Baptist Chapel in Middle
He was also a sports fan who ran sports programs at several Army posts and later officiated at softball and baseball leagues in Harford and Cecil counties and on the Eastern Shore. He was a member of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Golf Club.
Mr. Cardwell is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Forster; two sisters, Evelyn Louise Kusel of Chase and Donna Marie Jordan of Knoxville, Tenn.; and three brothers, James C. Cardwell Jr. of Baltimore, Robert L. Cardwell of Sioux City, Iowa, and William J. Cardwell of Knoxville.