Willie GilmoreRetired longshoremanServices for Willie...


October 10, 1991

Willie Gilmore

Retired longshoreman

Services for Willie Gilmore, a retired longshoreman and delivery service operator, will be held at 7 p.m. today at St. John's Christian Community Church, 1208 Lanvale St.

Mr. Gilmore, who was 82, was found Saturday, apparently smothered, after a break-in at his East North Avenue home.

He retired during the late 1970s as a longshoreman who worked in Baltimore for many years and as the owner of the Gilmore Trucking Service, which made deliveries for a bakery.

A native of Burnt Corn, Ala., he came to Baltimore in 1938.

His first wife, the former Costella Byrd, died in 1937, and his second wife, the former Cozette Lee, died in 1983.

He is survived by two daughters, Minner Green and Aquilla Chester, both of Baltimore; three sons, Willie J. Gilmore of Manchester, N.H., D.J. Gilmore and Prince Albert Gilmore, both of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Clara Green of Baltimore; a sister, Emma Richardson of Baltimore; 32 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.

Lester C. Danielson

Kitchen firm executive

Services for Lester C. Danielson, who retired as vice president of a kitchen cabinet company, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.

Mr. Danielson, who was 74 and lived on Dundas Court in the Parkville area, died Sunday after a heart attack.

He retired 13 years ago as a vice president of Arrow Cabinets Inc. after 26 years there, during which time he had worked as a salesman and kitchen designer.

A native of Fort Francis, Ontario, he came to Baltimore in 1941 to work at the Sparrows Point plant of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. and to play on its hockey team. He also officiated at high school hockey games.

His wife, the former Evelyn Boughter, died in 1983.

He is survived by two sisters, Edna S. Egan of Buffalo, Minn., and Donna Mae Johnson of Bloomington, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

James L. Heinz

Financial officer

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, died Sunday when he accidentally touched electrical wires while working in a tree at his home on Club Lane in Towson. He was 53.

Mr. Heinz, who had been with Dome since 1988, was 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 was controller and chief accounting officer of the Ryland Group, the national home-building firm.

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 high honors at the University of Maryland in 1966 and became a certified public accountant the same year.

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 memorial contributions to the James L. Heinz Scholarship of the St. Andrew's Society, 1615 Thames St.

Services for Mr. Heinz were held yesterday.

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