Orman Hamilton Jr.
Auditor, IRS agent
Services for Orman T. Hamilton Jr., a retired Internal Revenue Service agent and state auditor, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
Mr. Hamilton, who lived at the Hampton Plaza Apartments in Towson, died of cancer Thursday at the Loch Raven Veterans Hospital. He was 73.
He retired in 1975 as a field auditor for the Maryland Department of Employment Security. In 1967, he retired after 20 years with the IRS. Earlier, he was a postal clerk.
Born in Baltimore, he was reared in the city and in Gamber. He was a graduate of St. Martin's School in Baltimore and St. John's High School in Westminster. He also studied at the Baltimore College of Commerce, Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and the University of Colorado.
During World War II, he served in the Army's 87th Infantry Division and saw action in the Battle of the Bulge and elsewhere in Europe.
His memberships included the Parkville Post of the American Legion, the Charles Evering Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Inc., the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Maryland Council of the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his wife, the former Irene Zeller; four daughters, Mary Jane Bosse of Abingdon, Patricia Komin of Tampa, Fla., Susan Haslip of Shrewsbury, Pa., and Judy Madore of Perry Hall; a son, David O. Hamilton of New Freedom, Pa.; and nine grandchildren.
Edward R. Veditz
Edward R. Veditz, a former Baltimore County police sergeant who then worked in the travel industry, died July 2 after a heart attack at his home in Lehigh Acres, Fla.
Services for Mr. Veditz, 69, were held Thursday.
Since moving to Florida in 1983, he worked to arrange tours through travel agencies and about three months ago became president of the Fleetwood Travel Corp.
While living in Parkville, he had been president of the Baltimore County Travel Agency.
In the late 1970s, he retired as a county police sergeant after serving in the Towson, Parkville and Fullerton districts at various times since the late 1940s.
Born in Baltimore, he joined the Army in 1941 and served in a ceremonial cavalry unit in the Washington area until shipping out to North Africa, Italy and France. His decorations included a Purple Heart.
He frequently returned to Meru, France, north of Paris, for its Liberation Day celebrations on the anniversary of his arrival in the town as the first Allied soldier.
Though they greeted Mr. Veditz as their liberator, townspeople later had to hide him from returning Germans until the main body of American troops arrived.
Mr. Veditz was active in the Army Reserve and retired in the early 1970s as a captain. He also served for a time in the National Guard.
A former commander of the Parkville Memorial Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, he was a charter member of the Parkville Post of the American Legion and a member of the International Police Association.
Mr. Veditz frequently led parades in Parkville and elsewhere in the county, riding a large white horse.
Survivors include his wife, the former Shirley Rogers; a son, Mark E. Veditz, who is serving in the Navy at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; a daughter, Deborah Griffith of The Plains, Va.; three brothers, Harry A. Veditz of Pikesville, Thomas E. Veditz of Westminster and Raymond Veditz of Williamsburg, Va.; three sisters, Alice Martin of Phoenix, Dorothy Maven of Westminster and Evelyn Lochard of Rotunda West, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Jesse W. Clary
Jesse W. Clary, who became active in the real estate business in Montgomery County after his retirement as a Navy chief petty officer, died July 4 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville.
Graveside services for Mr. Clary, who was 63 and a Gaithersburg resident, were held Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery.
He had worked for Robert L. Gruen Inc. in Silver Spring for about three years after being associated with other firms. In the early 1980s, he operated his own real estate firm in Calverton. He was a former president of the Montgomery County Board of Realtors.
A native of Odum, Ga., Mr. Clary had lived in Howard and Montgomery counties since retiring from the Navy in 1965 after 20 years' service.
Fond of both square and round dancing, he was a member of the Square Riggers in Springfield, Va., and the Diamond Wheels and Diamond Turns, both in Maryland City.
Survivors include a son, Jeffrey S. Clary of Catonsville; a daughter, Leslie Bauer of Dayton ; his mother, Ada Clary of Odum; five brothers, Bob Clary of Stillwater, Okla., Kelly Clary of Atlanta, Revis Clary of Odum and Sammy and Gene Clary, both of Jessup, Ga.; three sisters, Virginia Anderson of Jessup, Ga., Aletha Anderson of Odum and Eleanor Harvey of Atlanta; three grandchildren; and a companion, Betty Wilson of Gaithersburg.
Mary M. Rider