Ogden C. GormanWorld War II pilotOgden Chenault Gorman, a...


July 13, 1992

Ogden C. Gorman

World War II pilot

Ogden Chenault Gorman, a decorated World War II bomber pilot who flew approximately 50 missions over Europe, died yesterday of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 70.

Services for Mr. Gorman will take place at 4 p.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas' Church on St. Thomas Lane in Owings Mills.

After graduating from St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Del., in 1940, Mr. Gorman, a Baltimore native, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and flew two tours of duty in British Halifax bombers over Europe.

Mr. Gorman was awarded the British Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944 for bringing back a heavily damaged bomber and crash-landing on an English beach.

When the war in Europe was over, he transferred to the U.S. Army Air Corps as a captain and flew B-25 bombers with the expectation of flying missions in the Pacific. The war ended before he flew a combat mission.

After leaving the Army Air Corps, Mr. Gorman worked for nine years as manager for the Paris office of United States Alliance. He later worked in Luxembourg for Emery Air Freight and then moved to Baltimore and worked for Prudential Alliance, a freight line, from 1965 until the 1970s.

Fifteen years ago, he joined Walker-Wilson Travel Agency in Baltimore and served as vice president until his death.

Mr. Gorman belonged to the Greenspring Valley Hunt Club.

His first wife, the former Carol Stettinius, died last year. They were married for 44 years.

He is survived by his second wife, the former Betsy McLane Fisher; four sons, Peter C. Gorman of Eldersburg, Ogden P. Gorman and Geoffrey N. Gorman, both of Santa Fe, N.M., and Mark Gorman of Sitka, Alaska; two stepsons, Thomas H. Cover of Baltimore and McLane F. Cover of Boston; a brother, Aubrey Gorman of Camden, Maine; and five grandchildren.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Wellness Community-Baltimore, P.O. Box 65247, Baltimore 21209.

Charles A. Wilson

Retired carpenter

Services for Charles A. Wilson, a carpenter for more than 30 years, will take place at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Derrick C. Jones Funeral Home, 4611 Park Heights Ave.

Mr. Wilson, who lived in the 700 block of E. 20th St., died of cancer Friday at his daughter's home in Baltimore. He was 71.

For more than three decades, Mr. Wilson worked as a carpenter in the Baltimore area and was a member of Local 544 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. Among the projects he worked on was construction of the Hyatt Regency on Light Street. He retired in 1985.

During the 1960s, Mr. Wilson managed a rock-and-roll band called "Ricky and the Chips" that performed in the Baltimore area and for Operation Champ, a city-sponsored summer program for children.

Mr. Wilson was born in Portsmouth, Va., and reared in Baltimore and graduated from Carver Vocational High School.

He married the former Eva Storey in the 1940s. She died in 1988.

Mr. Wilson is survived by four daughters, Carolyn M. Ham, Juanita Wilson, Loretta Shaw and Sharon Collier Wilson, all of Baltimore; a son, Charles R. Wilson of Baltimore; a sister, Ann Handy of Portsmouth; two brothers, Earl Wilson of Baltimore and the Rev. Freddy Wilson of Cleveland; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Paul Castleman

Security manager

Services for Paul Castleman, a security manager for Kmart Corp., will be held at 1:45 p.m. tomorrow at Arlington Cemetery Chapel in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Castleman, who lived in Crofton, died Wednesday of a heart attack at North Arundel Hospital. He was 54.

Since 1978, Mr. Castleman had worked as a security manager for Kmart in Crofton.

From 1956 to 1978, Mr. Castleman was a cryptographer for the Air Force and served in Germany, Turkey and Vietnam. He left the Air Force as a master sergeant working at the National Security Agency headquarters, near Fort Meade.

Mr. Castleman, who was born and graduated from high school in South Bend, Ind., was actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America and had been scoutmaster for Troops 931 and 939, both of Crofton.

He was married to the former Catherine Schnarble of Columbia. They divorced four years ago.

He is survived by a daughter, Debbie Castleman of Columbia; two sons, Louis Castleman and Greg Castleman, both of Crofton; a sister, Alice May of Mishawaka, Ind.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21201.

Gertrude G. McKella

Laboratory technician

Services for Gertrude Gordon McKella will be held 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the New Psalmist Baptist Church, Franklin and Cathedral streets.

Mrs. McKella, a laboratory technician for the state health department's Bureau of Laboratories, died Friday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications from polymicitis, a rare disease that deteriorates muscles and bones. She was 64.

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