Charles Temes dies at 95


owned AAA Lamp Co.Graveside...

September 27, 1991

Charles Temes dies at 95; owned AAA Lamp Co.

Graveside services for Charles Temes, who became known as "Charlie the Lamp Man" in 60 years of selling and repairing lamps and shades, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Parkwood Cemetery, 3310 Taylor Ave.

Mr. Temes, who was 95 and lived at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center, died Thursday of a heart ailment at Sinai Hospital.

Owner of the AAA Lamp Co. on East Cross Street, he worked one day a week even after moving to Levindale in Dec. 1990 after his second hip fracture.

Previously, as a resident of Christ Church Harbor Apartments, another home for the elderly, he continued to work daily.

He started the business in the 300 block of North Eutaw Street and moved to the 200 block of West Saratoga Street. For a time, he operated shops both on Saratoga Street and at Cross Street but kept only the Cross Street shop after the death of his wife, the former Etta Bandy, in 1986.

A native of Austria, he moved to New York City as a child with his family and came to Baltimore as a young man while working as a traveling salesman.

He is survived by two sons, Irving Temes of Parkville and Simon Temes of Lutherville; a daughter, Shirley A. Joyce of Pasadena; and four grandchildren.

G. R. Vaughn Jr.

BG&E fuel coordinator

Services for G. Richard Vaughn Jr., a fuel coordinator for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills.

Mr. Vaughn, who was 58 and lived on Deer Park Road in Reisterstown, died Monday of cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

With the company for more than 35 years, he worked with coal to be used in generating plants.

A native of Reisterstown, he was a 1951 graduate of Franklin High School and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Vaughn was a member of the board of trustees of the Deer Park United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Margaret Frazier; three daughters, Melanie Johnson of Merritt Island, Fla., Mary Trump of Citra, Fla., and Julia Hanes of Clearwater, Fla.; three sons, Scott Vaughn of Westminster, Frank Hanes of Indianapolis and Edward Hanes of Lakeland, Fla.; three sisters, Marguerite Bosley of Owings Mills, and Anna Wolfkill and Shirley Stierhoff, both of Reisterstown; and six grandchildren.

Sister Corinne

Chaplain, educator

A Mass of the Resurrection for Sister Mary Corinne Steigers, R.S.M., a chaplain and former director of pastoral care at Mercy Medical Center, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today in the chapel of Mercy Villa, 6808 Bellona Ave.

Sister Corinne, who was 67 and lived in the convent at Mercy Medical Center, died Tuesday of complications following heart surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

On the staff at Mercy since 1983, she served as director of pastoral care until 1989.

In the 1970s she became administrator of Mercy Villa, her order's retirement home, after serving parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore as religious education director and serving as a teacher or principal of schools in Maryland and Alabama.

The former Alice Margaret Steigers was a native of Baltimore and graduate of Mount St. Agnes College who had done graduate work at Loyola College. She entered the Sisters of Mercy of the Union in the United States of America in 1946.

She is survived by two nieces, Linda Jragonuk and Susan Murphy; and four nephews, Bryan, Kevin, Terrence and James Murphy. All are of Baltimore.


John W. Kraemer

Mail carrier

A Mass of Christian burial for John W. Kraemer, a retired mail carrier who managed an Ocean City condominium building, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, 1704 Old Eastern Ave. in Middle River.

Mr. Kraemer, who was 70 and had lived since 1978 at the Sails II Condominium, which he managed, died Wednesday at the Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury of a heart ailment.

He moved to Ocean City after his retirement in 1978 as a mail carrier in Highlandtown. A postal employee for 31 years, he started as a railroad mail clerk aboard trains between Washington and New York.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, he worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta, before becoming a postal worker.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

In Ocean City, he was a member of the St. Luke's-St. Andrew's Parish Council and an usher at St. Luke's Church, where a Mass was offered last night.

An honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus, he belonged to the Ocean City Parish Council and was a former grand knight of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Council. He was a former district deputy for the Knights of Columbus on the Eastern Shore and a former faithful navigator of the Msgr. Edward Mickle Assembly of the Fourth Degree in Salisbury.

Mr. Kraemer was also a charter member of the Ocean City Lodge of the Elks.

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