Charles R. BardoffRetired salesmanServices for Charles R...


April 14, 1992

Charles R. Bardoff

Retired salesman

Services for Charles R. Bardoff, a retired wholesale appliance and advertising salesman who had helped operate a family hardware business in Hampden, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Danzansky-Goldberg Memorial Chapels in Rockville.

Mr. Bardoff, a Baltimore native, died Sunday of emphysema at his home in Silver Spring. He was 64.

He retired about one year ago as a salesman for the Zamoiski Co., where he had returned to work in the late 1980s. He had been on that company's sales staff from the late 1950s until the mid-1970s.

Between the two periods with Zamoiski, he was vice president of the Douglas Distributing Co., a Washington appliance firm. He was in the advertising business with his own agency in Washington for a time and later sold for an agency in Los Angeles. Before joining Zamoiski, he was a partner in Bardoff's Hardware Store, a Hampden business started by his father.

Mr. Bardoff was a graduate of City College. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

He enjoyed golf as a member of the Greencastle Country Club in Silver Spring. He remained a Colts fan after he moved to the Washington area.

He is survived by his wife, Edith M. Bardoff; one son, Michael Bardoff of Baltimore; one daughter, Gina Jarboe of Hyattsville; two sisters, Frona Bardoff Allen of Baltimore and Rosa Lea Finstein of Pikesville; one brother, Morris Bardoff of Los Angeles; and one granddaughter, Stacey Lutz of Hagerstown.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Jewish Social Service Hospice in Rockville.

Elizabeth Blackford

Chemistry teacher

Elizabeth Blalock Blackford, who had been a teacher in Virginia and West Virginia and a resident of the Baltimore area since the early 1930s, died April 6 of heart failure at Church Hospital. She was 86.

Mrs. Blackford, who lived on Weatherbee Road in Towson, taught chemistry at schools in Alexandria, Va., and Salem, W.Va., before her marriage to Chester Blackford. Mr. Blackford retired as a central office engineer for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. before his death in 1977.

The former Elizabeth Blalock was a native of Culloden, Ga. She wasreared in Jonesboro, Ga., and was a 1925 graduate of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta.

A brother, Dr. Alfred Blalock, professor emeritus of surgery at the Johns Hopkins medical school and co-developer of the Blue Baby operation, died in 1964. Another brother, Edgar Blalock of Jonesboro, who was long a Georgia legislator, survives her.

Other survivors include three sons, Chester Blackford of Cape Coral, Fla., George Blackford of Easton and Robert Blackford of Severna Park; one sister, Georgia Blalock of Jacksonville, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

No services were planned. The family suggested that memorial contributions to benefit the Alfred Blalock Chair could be made to the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

R. S. Maykrantz Sr.

Social Security official

Services for Russell S. Maykrantz Sr., a retired Social Security Administration supervisor and former parts manager for two Baltimore Buick dealers, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Loring Byers Funeral Directors Inc., 8728 Liberty Road in Randallstown.

Mr. Maykrantz, who had lived in Towson for the past eight years, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital after a heart attack. He was 82.

A resident of Woodlawn for many years, he retired in 1973 after about 12 years at the Social Security headquarters there.

He worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now the Martin Marietta Corp., during World War II. Later, he was the parts department manager for Kelly Buick and Rea Keech Buick.

The Baltimore native was educated in public schools.

As a Mason, he was a member of the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Alice Goldsmith; one son, Russell S. Maykrantz Jr. of Hebron; one daughter, Patricia A. Long of Woodlawn; one sister, Ida Balladarsch of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rockdale.

Donald L. Dawson

Retired engineer

A Mass of Christian burial for Donald Lewis Dawson, who retired in 1983 as an engineer at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant and had a career as a teacher, will be offered at 11:15 a.m. today at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Roanoke, Va.

Mr. Dawson, who was 67, died Friday of cancer at his home near Roanoke.

He was a resident of Maryland from 1953 to 1989, living in Dundalk until the mid-1960s and then in Joppatowne.

After his retirement in 1983, he taught at Essex Community College.

Before moving to the Baltimore area, he taught high school courses in chemistry, physics and math in Somonauk, Ill.

The native of Charleston, Ill., was a graduate of Eastern Illinois State University and earned a master's degree from the University of Illinois.

During World War II, he served as a Navy pilot in the Pacific area.

He sang in the Chorus of the Chesapeake for 25 years.

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