Carl C. Fulco Sr. dies


masonry contractor was 79A Mass of...

January 14, 1992

Carl C. Fulco Sr. dies; masonry contractor was 79

A Mass of Christian burial for Carl C. Fulco Sr., an award-winning masonry contractor, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue.

Mr. Fulco, who was 79 and lived on Hamlet Avenue, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital of kidney failure.

He retired about five years ago as president of Carl C. Fulco Inc., but he remained chairman of the board of the stone and brick masonry company he started in 1968.

From 1951 until 1968, he was a partner in Fulco and Weber Stone and Brick Contractors and had operated his own stone contracting company for three years before that.

His companies had worked on such projects as the original Eastpoint Shopping Center. The companies and the craftsmen, including Mr. Fulco himself, won 20 craftsmanship awards from the Building Congress and Exchange.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and studied drafting at the Maryland Institute.

He became a member of Local 1 of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen in 1927 as an apprentice stonemason.

Then he worked on such projects as the stone wall at Druid Hill Lake and repointing the steeple of the First Presbyterian Church.

However, business was slow and he also managed delicatessen stalls at Lexington Market.

With the start of World War II, he worked for contractors at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center and an airport in Orlando, Fla., and then as a draftsman at the Bethlehem Fairfield shipyard and at the former Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta Corp.

At the end of the war, he worked on plans for steelwork by Dietrich Brothers Inc.

In 1989 he was named an honorary life member by the Building Congress and Exchange, which he had served as a judge and photographer for the craftsmanship awards committee.

He also was a trustee of the health and welfare pension fund of Local 1 of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, and was active in the Mason Contractors Association of Baltimore and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America.

A member of the Knights of Columbus, he was also an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist and a former president of the Manresa Retreat Group at St. Dominic's Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rose M. Walzog; two sons, Carl C. Fulco Jr. of Baltimore and Frederick L. Fulco Sr. of Parkville; a daughter, Fillippa L. Mullin of Baltimore; two brothers, Frank Fulco of Parkville and Marion Fulco of Lutherville; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Edward W. Doherty

Church adviser

A Mass of Christian burial for Edward W. Doherty, a former diplomat who became an adviser to the United States Catholic Conference, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Owensville .

Mr. Doherty, 77, died Friday at a hospital in Washington after a blood vessel burst. He was a resident of Owensville.

From 1975 to 1986 he was a foreign affairs adviser to the Washington-based administrative arm of the Roman Catholic bishops. He helped to write the 1983 pastoral letter that described nuclear deterrence as "morally acceptable," but later he came to disagree with that position.

In retirement, he wrote extensively for Catholic publications and contributed a chapter to the 1988 book, "A Catholic Bill of Rights," published by Sheed and Ward.

He had joined the State Department after World War II as an economist, and at various times was chief of the economics section of the U.S. mission in Berlin; counselor for economic affairs at the embassy in Tokyo; chief of mission in Seoul, Korea, and a member of the Policy Planning Staff. From 1969 to 1974, he was consul general in Munich, West Germany.

Born in St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Doherty graduated with honors from St. Louis University and obtained a master's degree in business administration from Harvard. He was also a graduate of the National War College.

In the 1930s, he worked as an economist for an investment counseling firm in New York City and taught economics at Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart.

He worked for the Office of Price Administration at the start of World War II. He then served as an officer in the Navy, commanding a gun crew on a merchant ship in a heavily attacked convoy in the Atlantic and commanding a landing ship at Iwo Jima. Later, he accepted the surrender of two small Japanese islands.

He was a member of the Anne Arundel County library board; Alpha Sigma Nu, a Jesuit honor society; the Harvard Club of New York and the Officers Club at the Naval Academy.

He is survived by his wife, the former Georgie V. Hazard; a son, Christopher Doherty of Munich, Germany; a daughter, Moira Doherty Ridenbaugh of Tracys Landing; and two grandsons.

Rev. Chesley Daniel

Episcopal priest

Services for the Rev. Chesley V. Daniel, a Baltimore native who was an Episcopal priest in Calvert County, will be held at 11 a.m. today at All Saints Parish in Sunderland.

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