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March 19, 1993

T. J. Bruns Jr.

Retired police officer

Thomas J. Bruns Jr., a retired Baltimore police officer and racetrack security guard who was also a dog trainer and judge at obedience trials, died Monday after suffering a heart attack while walking near his home on Hickory Avenue in Baltimore.

Mr. Bruns, who was 70, retired from the Police Department in 1969 after 17 years of service in the Northern and Northwestern districts.

He then worked for about 15 years as a guard at the Pimlico and Laurel racecourses and at other Maryland tracks during their racing seasons.

He and his wife raised and showed German shepherd dogs. He was also a judge in this country and abroad at obedience trials sponsored by the United Kennel Club.

He was also a volunteer trainer in obedience classes sponsored by the SPCA in Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School. He served in the Navy during World War II.

Services for Mr. Bruns were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the A. Alan Seitz Funeral Home, 3818 Roland Ave. in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Fisher; two sons, Thomas J. Bruns III of Reisterstown and Robert A. Ryan of Pasadena; a daughter, Terry L. Joeckel of Baltimore; a brother, ,, Jack C. Bruns Sr. of Glen Burnie; a sister, Melvina D. Johnson of Owings Mills; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Jereleigh Archer Sr.

Personnel consultant

Jereleigh A. Archer Sr., a personnel consultant who was active in community affairs, died Saturday of heart disease at his home on Milford Avenue in Northwest Baltimore. He was 56.

He was a consultant with the firm of Drake Beam Morin Inc. for about a year.

Earlier, he had been human resources director and a vice president of MNC Financial, the parent company of Maryland National Bank. He had worked for 19 years in personnel posts with Equitable Bank NA, before its merger with Maryland National.

After moving to Baltimore in 1957, he began working as a chemist and switched to personnel work while on the staff of Lever Brothers Co.

Born in Norfolk, Va., he was a graduate of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and later studied business management at Johns Hopkins University.

A former chairman of the Baltimore Wage Commission, he also had been a member of the state commissions on black males and compensation and personnel.

He had been president of the Mental Health Association of Metropolitan Baltimore, the Family and Children's Society and Progressive Horizons.

He also had been a member of the boards of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, the Maryland School for the Deaf and the Park Heights Street Academy.

In the Boy Scouts, he had been a member of the board of the Baltimore Area Council and had held many other posts, including scoutmaster of the troop at All Saints Roman Catholic Church.

He was a member of the Pi Omega Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Services for Mr. Archer were to be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today at New Psalmist Baptist Church, Franklin and Cathedral streets in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Yvonne Sherman; two daughters, Denise and Bernita Archer, both of Baltimore; a son, Jereleigh A. Archer Jr. of Pikesville; his father, James P. Archer of Norfolk; two brothers, O'Hara Archer of Hempstead, N.Y., and Dr. Lorenzo P. Archer of Virginia Beach, Va.; and a sister, Beverly Overby of Washington.

Benjamin C. Alm Jr.

Westinghouse engineer

Benjamin Carlyle Alm Jr., a retired senior engineer for the Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Aerospace Division, died Tuesday of cancer at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 65.

The native of Omaha, Neb., graduated in 1951 from the University of Colorado with a degree in engineering physics. Recruited by Westinghouse while in college, he joined the firm as a junior engineer at its plant near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, working on advanced radar guidance systems.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

He had held a private pilot's license since the late 1960s.

He was a member of the Annapolis Council 1384 of the Knights of Columbus, St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Alcoholics Anonymous, the Anne Arundel Fish and Game Association, the Gem Cutters Guild and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

He and his wife of 47 years, the former Shirley M. Davidson, moved to Arnold in 1961 after having lived in Severna Park for about 10 years.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Alm was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist church, Ritchie Highway and Cyprus Creek Road in Severna Park.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, April T. Alm of Dundalk and Jennie C. Burgdorf of Berlin, Germany, and his mother, Tess M. Holt of Edgewater.

The family suggested memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or the Anne Arundel Medical Center Hospice.

Francis P. Dorr Sr.

Service station operator

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