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November 08, 1992

William E. Peterson

Harbor pilot

Capt. William E. Peterson, a retired harbor pilot and docking master whose career in the maritime industry spanned more than 50 years, died Oct. 2 at the Salisbury Nursing Home.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Peterson, 85, was offered Oct. 5.

The native of Baltimore had a master of oceans license and began his maritime career while in his teens. Before World War II, he worked as a merchant seaman on the Bull Line in New York. During the war, he piloted ships for the U.S. Coast Guard, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.

After World War II, he worked for the Curtis Bay Towing Co. and Baker Whitely Towing Co. as a harbor pilot and docking master. He was a member of the Seafarer's International Union and the Maryland Association of Pilots.

His wife, the former Jean M. Marovich, died in 1973.

He is survived by a daughter, Lynda E. Peterson Jr. of Libertyville, Ill.; a son, William E. Peterson Jr. of Salisbury;, and four grandchildren.

Harold Turkel

Social Security worker

Harold Turkel, a retired Social Security Administration employee, died Oct. 9 at North Oaks Life Care Community, where he had lived since December 1990.

Services for Mr. Turkel, 72, were conducted Oct. 11.

Born in Omaha, Neb., he graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Arts and Sciences in 1941 and the College of Law in 1943. He was admitted to the Nebraska bar in 1943.

He worked for the Payment Centers of the Social Security Administration in Chicago and Kansas City before he was transferred to Baltimore in 1952. Mr. Turkel retired in 1979 as a retirement and survivors insurance liaison officer after 34 years with the agency.

He was a member of the Mountain Club of Maryland, Temple Emanuel and Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Trudy Kirchhausen; two sons, Steven C. Turkel of Mount Airy and James S. Turkel of Ellicott City; a brother, Leo Turkel of Austin, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Roland R. Larmore

Telephone engineer

Roland Robert Larmore, a retired engineer for Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., died Sept. 18 of cancer in Richmond, Va.

Services for Mr. Larmore, 74, were conducted Sept. 21.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Boys Vocational School, Howard and Center streets. After graduation, he began working for the Glenn L. Martin Co. and then moved to Western Electric. He later took a position with C&P, retiring as an engineer with 43 years of service.

As a young man, he was active in St. Mathias Church as president of the Young People's Fellowship. Mr. Larmore also was an elder of River Road Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at McGuire's Veterans Hospital for more than 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Wilson Larmore; three sons, Roland Robert Larmore Jr., David Wilson Larmore and Frederick Clinton Larmore, all of Richmond; a brother, Clinton S. Larmore of Baltimore; two sisters, Evelyn C. Ingman and R. M. Rathburn, both of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Eugene E. Tuer

Deputy sheriff

Eugene E. Tuer, a retired Baltimore deputy sheriff, died Tuesday of heart disease at St. Joseph Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial for the 63-year-old South Kenwood Avenue resident was offered yesterday.

He retired in 1991 after 25 years as a deputy sheriff. Earlier, he had worked as a construction inspector for the Department of Public Works. Long active in Democratic politics, he was a candidate for clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in 1978 but lost in the primary.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of St. Michael's School on Wolfe Street and served in the Navy during World War II.

Though he lived in Northwood for many years, he moved to Highlandtown in 1984 and was active as a volunteer and fund-raiser at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and at St. Michael's Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary C. Johnson; three sons, Eugene W. Tuer of Elkton, and Patrick and Christopher McDonough,both of Carney; a daughter, Gail A. Simpkins of Bel Air; his mother, Margaret Tuer of Essex; two brothers, Charles C. and Timothy T. Tuer, both of Bel Air; a sister, Irene Luedecke of Richmond, Va., eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.


Larry J. Naples

Retired salesman

Larry J. Naples, a retired salesman and Severna Park resident since 1979, died of cancer Friday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 53.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Naples will be offered at 1 p.m. tomorrow at St. John the Evangelist Church, 689 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

Mr. Naples, a Youngstown, Ohio, native, retired as an assistant regional supervisor for Scott and Fetzer Co., a vacuum sales company based in Cleveland, Ohio, earlier this year.

From 1986 to early in 1991, he worked as a salesman at Lee Oldsmobile Inc. on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie. In the mid-1980s, after living in Hagerstown for a short time, he moved to Glen Burnie and opened a vacuum cleaner business.

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