Harry S. White

December 16, 1991

Harry S. White, a retired Baltimore fire lieutenant and a member of the Maryland Baseball Oldtimers Association Hall of Fame, died Saturday at Baltimore County General Hospital of respiratory failure.

Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the St. Joseph Monastery Parish, 251 S. Morley Street, Baltimore.

Mr. White, who was 84, lived in Catonsville.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. White grew up playing sandlot baseball. A hard-hitting first baseman, he played minor league baseball in Hagerstown for two years after graduating from the Polytechnic Institute in 1927.

He became a firefighter in 1930, beginning a 34-year career in the city fire department. As a lieutenant, he received a back injury while fighting a fire. The injury forced him to retire in 1964.

From 1964 to 1972, Mr. White worked for Maryland National Bank a vault attendant.

He was a member of Baltimore Fire Officers Association Local 964 and was active in the Oldtimers Baseball Association of Maryland, which inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 1978.

Mr. White also was an active member of the St. Joseph Monastery Parish.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, the former Lois Heath; a stepdaughter, Barbara M. Miller of Severn; and two sisters, Mary Merson and Leona Vaccaro, both of Baltimore.

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