Service today for James Heinz, Dome Corp. officerA...


October 09, 1991

Service today for James Heinz, Dome Corp. officer

A memorial service for James Lawrie Heinz, director of finance and chief financial officer of the Dome Corp., the real estate and profit-making arm of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, will be held at 1 p.m. today at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave.

Mr. Heinz, who was 53, was killed Sunday when he accidentally touched electrical wires while working in a tree at his home on Club Lane in Towson.

With Dome since 1988, he also served as its corporate secretary-treasurer and oversaw accounting and finance work at several subsidiaries. From 1966 until 1978, he was manager of the Baltimore office of the accounting firm Touche Ross & Co. Until 1980, he served as controller and chief accounting officer of the Ryland Group, the national home-building firm.

From 1981 until joining Dome, he operated his own certified public accounting firm and was active in real estate development.

James D. M. McComas, president of the Dome Corp., said, "We deeply regret the tragic death of Jim Heinz. Jim made many wonderful contributions to Dome Corp., and was highly respected and liked by us all."

Born in Washington and reared in Arlington and Manassas, Va., he had been a member of the Virginia Air National Guard while in high school.

He earned an accounting degree with honors at the University of Maryland in 1966 and became a certified public accountant the same year.

Vice president of the University of Maryland chapter of the Beta Alpha Psi honorary accounting fraternity, he also was a member of the Maryland and American institutes of Certified Public Accountants, the American Management Association and the Financial Executives Institute.

Mr. Heinz is survived by his wife of 28 years; the former Phyllis L. Fitting; a son, James Fitting Heinz of Towson; a daughter, Krista Lynn Heinz of Towson; his mother, Doris H. Heinz of Richmond, Va.; and a sister, Mary Kathleen Strickland of Richmond.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the James L. Heinz Scholarship of the St. Andrew's Society, 1615 Thames St. Graveside services for retired Air Force Maj. Joseph J. Kramp, who also was retired from his own manufacturing business, will be held at 10 a.m. today in the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Mr. Kramp, who was 75, died Friday in his sleep at his home on Wildwood Lane in North Baltimore.

In 1970, he retired as the owner of Introspect Inc., which manufactured sewer line inspection equipment that he had invented. Earlier, he worked at the Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

He retired in 1958 as a major in the Air Force, having enlisted in the Army in 1940. Commissioned after completing flight training, he flew B-17 and B-29 bombers in the North Africa, China-Burma-India and Pacific theaters, including 13 low-level incendiary raids over Tokyo.

His decorations included the Silver Star and the Soldier's Medal.

During the 1980s, he worked as a weekly volunteer at the Travelers Aid Society desk at BWI.

He was a former commander of the Baltimore chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars.

He liked to travel, manufactured lenses for telescopes that he gave to schools, and claimed to have read all of Louis L'Amour's novels about the West.

A native of Newburgh, N.Y., he attended New York University before joining the Army.

He is survived by his wife, the former Helen McSherry Jones; three sons, Raphael Semmes Kramp and Joseph John Kramp Jr., both of Baltimore, and John Marshall Semmes of Arizona; three sisters, Rosemary Newman of Bozeman, Mont., Eloise Knise of Newburgh and Doris Wallace of Morristown, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

Delores Mae Hood

Arundel school custodian

Services for Delores Mae Hood, who had worked as a custodian at Anne Arundel County schools in the 1970s and early 1980s, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

Mrs. Hood, who was 59, died Monday of cancer at her home in Millersville.

The former Delores Mae Smith was a native of Cumberland who was reared in Brooklyn Park and attended Glen Burnie High School.

Her first marriage to Richard R. Harris ended in divorce.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry C. Hood; four sons, Richard R. Harris Jr. of Millersville, Lewis D. Harris of Arnold, Kevin W. Harris of Pasadena and Randy L. Harris of Severn; two daughters, Katherine M. Price of Arnold, and Linda M. Batts of Baltimore; two brothers, G. Robert Smith of Severn and Harry W. Smith of Denton; three sisters, Rosalie S. Lohrmann of Pasadena, Nancy B. Rogall of Baltimore and Priscilla A. Guy of Annapolis; and 12 grandchildren.

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