Benjamin G. CaplanOwned glass companyServices for Benjamin...


July 29, 1992

Benjamin G. Caplan

Owned glass company

Services for Benjamin G. Caplan, a retired glass company owner who was active in fraternal and community groups, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros Inc., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mr. Caplan, who was 90, died Monday of complications from kidney failure at his home on Park Heights Avenue.

He and his brother, Louis, started the Caplan Bros. Glass Co. in 1922 and later the Carlo Glass Co., a subsidiary that specializes in mirrors and other interior residential glass. Though Mr. Caplan retired about 10 years ago and sold his interests to relatives, he continued to work at the businesses until May.

Known as Bucky, he was a past president of the Safety First Club and a former vice president of the Variety Club.

He had also been on the boards of the Menorah Lodge of B'nai B'rith, Buddies Inc. of the Police Boys Clubs, and Camp Glyndon for diabetic children.

His wife, the former Fannie Elinoff, died in 1976.

He is survived by a daughter, Rona C. Casel of Baltimore; two sisters, Shirley Caplan of Baltimore and Rae Mensh of Silver Spring; three brothers, Louis, Sol and Meyer Caplan, all of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Benjamin G. Caplan Memorial Fund at Sinai Hospital. Andrew T. Gray, a retired Social Security Administration employee, died July 14 of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Apollo Beach, Fla.

Mr. Gray, who was 64 and had moved to Apollo Beach nine years ago, retired in 1980 after working at Social Security headquarters in Woodlawn for about 15 years.

The native of Tarentum, Pa., served in the Navy near the end of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, the former Glenna D. Kiser; a son, Michael Gray of Seattle; six daughters, Katherine Aukerman of Lewisburg, Pa., Patricia Lee of Baltimore, Karen Gray of Millersville, Susan Hancock of Pasadena, Lorraine Martin of Severn and Carol Czumbil of Morrisville, Pa.; a brother, William R. Gray of Natrona Heights, Pa.; three sisters, Jeanne Wylie of Yukon, Okla., Kass Ellis of the Pittsburgh area and Elizabeth Lukshin of Austin, Texas; and 12 grandchildren.

Services for Mr. Gray were held Monday at the Gonce Funeral Home in Riviera Beach. The family suggested memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation.

Mary C. Wynne

Medical secretary

A memorial service for Mary C. Wynne, a retired medical secretary for the Social Security Administration, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 5610 Dogwood Road in Woodlawn.

Mrs. Wynne, 73, moved from Columbia to Plainsboro, N.J., nearly four months ago. She died July 19 of complications of cancer at home.

She retired in 1981 after working at Social Security headquarters for 20 years.

The former Mary C. Mullineaux was born in Baltimore and graduated from Catonsville High School. Her husband, James L. Wynne, died in 1963.

Survivors include two daughters, Cecile W. Boccuto of Plainsboro and Jamie C. Weaver of Mitchellville; and one granddaughter.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Medical Center at Princeton Foundation, c/o Hospice Fund, 253 Witherspoon St., Princeton, N.J. 08540.

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