Melvin Leroy Carter, a steel worker for 36 years, died Thursday of a heart attack behind the West 28th Street house he had lived in for 76 of his 78 years.
Services for Mr. Carter, a lifelong Remington resident, were being held today at the Burgee-Henss Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road.
He worked for 36 years at the Dietrich Bros. steel company, starting by inspecting and cutting steel for orders and retiring in the early 1980s as manager of shipping and receiving.
In the mid-1940s, he married the former Bettie R. Hiltner, who died in 1987.
In the late 1920s and early 1930s, he was secretary of the Key Memorial Methodist Church Sunday school in Remington. He also was a charter member of the Cresmont Social Club in Remington.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara A. Fosnaught of Hamilton; two brothers, Maurice E. Carter of Cockeysville and Walter J. Carter of the Anneslie section of Baltimore County; a sister, Mildred S. Karr of Towson; and two grandchildren.