Raymond A. Varieur, CSX sales manager
Raymond A. Varieur, 64, retired intermodal sales manager for CSX Transportation, died Tuesday of cancer at his home on Spruce Run Court in Ellicott City.
Funeral services were being held today at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.
Mr. Varieur 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 also had 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, he served in a bomb disposal unit in the Army during World War II. He 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.
Survivors include 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. The family suggested that memorial contributions could made to the church at P.O. Box 206, West Friendship 21794.
Marlene H. Bloodsworth, 55, a native of Baltimore who moved to Goldsboro, N.C., in 1961, died Tuesday at a Goldsboro hospital of pneumonia.
Funeral services were being held today at the Seymour funeral establishment in Goldsboro.
Mrs. Bloodsworth, the former Marlene Hall, attended Catonsville High School and worked at local businesses, including the Calvert Distillery, as a young woman.
She also was 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.
Other 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.