Gilbert C. Hooper Jr., 63, chairman of the board of a manufacturing company and a former restaurant owner, died Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of cancer.
A memorial service was being held this afternoon at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St.
Mr. Hooper lived on Ruxlea Court in Ruxton. In 1966, he purchased Maryland Etching Co., now Technigraphics of Maryland Inc., which manufactures name plates, control panels and similar items.
He was a former president of the National Association of Name Plate Manufacturers and also served several times on its board.