Retired CSX manager
Services for Raymond A. Varieur, retired intermodal sales manager for CSX Transportation, will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.
Mr. Varieur, who was 64, died Tuesday of cancer at his home on Spruce Run Court in Ellicott City.
He retired in 1988, having begun work at what was then the Baltimore and Ohio railroad in Michigan in the early 1960s.
In Baltimore since the early 1980s, he had also worked in Ohio after starting with the B&O.
Earlier, he worked in Michigan for the New York Central Railroad.
He was a member of the Traffic Club of Baltimore and two retired railroad employee groups, the RABO Club -- for those from the B&O -- and Cheers, which takes members from throughout the industry.
A native of Detroit, who served in a bomb disposal unit in the Army during World War II, he also had been a member of the parachute squadron of the Michigan Civil Air Patrol when the fund-raising group was started just before the war.
He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Ann Heikes; three daughters, Patricia Varieur of Columbus, Ohio, Laurie Macpherson of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Judy Hill of Ellicott City; a son, Michael Varieur of Ellicott City; and a brother, Arthur Varieur of Westview, Mich.
Mr. Varieur was a member of the newly organized Trinity Lutheran Church of Howard County, which is conducting the service, and the family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church at P.O. Box 206 in West Friendship 21794.
Native of Baltimore
Services for Marlene H. Bloodsworth, a native of Baltimore, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro, N.C.
Mrs. Bloodsworth, who moved to Goldsboro from the Baltimore area in 1961, died of pneumonia Tuesday at a Goldsboro hospital. She was 55.
The former Marlene Hall attended Catonsville High School and worked at local businesses, including the Calvert Distillery, as a young woman.
She also had served as a Sunday school teacher at the Halethorpe Community Church.
Her husband, Robert D. Bloodsworth, a retired Air Force master sergeant, works for the General Electric Corp.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Robert D. Bloodsworth Jr. of Goldsboro and William R. Bloodsworth of Wendell, N.C.; her mother, Lillian M. Hall of Brooklyn Park; and a brother, Noel R. Hall of Salisbury.