William R. BaileyRetired photographerServices for William...


June 20, 1992

William R. Bailey

Retired photographer

Services for William R. Bailey, a retired photographer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Enon Baptist Church, Edmondson Avenue and Schroeder Street.

Mr. Bailey, who was 80, died Monday of cancer at his home on Rosedale Road in Northwest Baltimore.

He retired in 1980 as a photographer in the training aids division at Aberdeen Proving Ground after working there and at Edgewood Arsenal for 30 years.

Earlier, he operated Bailey Studios from a shoe-repair shop he had opened in 1938 on Madison Avenue. He continued the photography business at his home until his retirement about two years ago.

Specializing in weddings and church anniversary booklets, Mr. Bailey took many of his pictures at Enon Baptist, where he had been a member since 1942. He was especially proud of a picture he had once taken of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the church.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Bailey was a graduate of what is now Carver Vocational-Technical High School.

Known as "Roadie," Mr. Bailey enjoyed bowling and bowled in a senior citizen's duck pin league at Fair Lanes Pikesville until about two years ago when his sight failed.

Survivors include his wife, the former Selma Boyd; two sons, A. Donald Bailey of Woodlawn and Rodney Makel of Baltimore; and two grandsons.

Services for Elder David L. Roane, assistant pastor of the Greater St. Stephen's Apostolic Church and a plant operator for the Genstar Stone Products Co., will be held at 11 a.m. today at the church at 1129 Montpelier St.

Elder Roane, 60, died Tuesday of kidney disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He lived on Plowline Road in Randallstown.

He worked for the stone products company for 27 years.

The native of King William County in Virginia moved to Baltimore as a youth.

He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Carter; two daughters, Keturah D. Spence and Karen D. Roane, both of Randallstown; three brothers, Bishop Ernest Roane and Lewellyn and Robert Roane, all of Baltimore; three sisters, Pastor Emma Wilkes, Evangelist Clara Mayes and Nellie Pollard, all of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Robert J. Piccirilli

Construction executive

A Mass of Christian burial for Robert J. Piccirilli, retired president of a construction business that bore his name, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church, Stiles and Exeter streets.

Mr. Piccirilli, who lived in Port St. Lucie, Fla., died Tuesday at a hospital there after a stroke. He was 71.

He moved to Florida after his retirement 24 years ago. His company built sewers and other utilities. Also, he patented a pump primer that he had developed for use by his outfit.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of St. Leo's School and Loyola High School. He served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Piccirilli enjoyed tenpin bowling in several leagues after moving to Florida.

He is survived by his wife, the former Frances Rita Mazel; two sons, Charles Piccirilli of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Robert J. Piccirilli Jr. of Chicago; a daughter, Regina Mitsos of the Chestnut Ridge area; a brother, William Piccirilli of Ellicott City;, and eight grandchildren.

William J. Evans Jr.

BG&E safety specialist

A memorial service for William J. Evans Jr., who retired as an employee safety specialist with the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road, Severna Park.

Mr. Evans, who was 64, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Severna Park.

He had worked in family-owned appliance repair, delivery and printing businesses before joining BG&E, where he worked 28 years before retiring eight years ago.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Woodlawn, he was a graduate of Catonsville High School and the Baltimore Business College.

In the 1970s, he operated a part-time charter boat business from Captain Clyde's Marina on Deep Creek off the Magothy.

He had been an instructor of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid for the Red Cross. He also was a member of the Broadneck Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

He is survived by his wife, the former Connie Moore; a son, W. Michael Evans of Baltimore; two daughters, Patricia L. Onal of Millersville and C. Alane Wagner of Severna Park; three brothers, John Evans of Severna Park and Patrick and Robert Evans, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Barbara Adams of Woodbine and Bonnie Lawrence of Ambler, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

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