Harvey Gordon Jr.Electrical engineerHarvey E. Gordon Jr...


May 07, 1993

Harvey Gordon Jr.

Electrical engineer

Harvey E. Gordon Jr., an electrical engineer who was active in church and community affairs, died Sunday of cancer at Maryland General Hospital.

Mr. Gordon, who was 59, lived on Live Oak Road in Randallstown.

He was an electrical engineer at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport plant of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. He had worked for the company at BWI and other locations in the Baltimore area for nearly 35 years.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of Douglass High School, he earned his engineering degree at Howard University in 1959.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Gordon taught mathematics in the Maryland extension program of the Virginia Theological Seminary and College.

A member of Leadenhall Baptist Church for 44 years, he had been chairman of its trustee board, president of the Brotherhood, a church school teacher and a member of the senior choir and the male chorus.

He was the first president of the Laymen's Department of the Progressive Baptist Convention of Maryland.

A former resident of Pumphrey in northern Anne Arundel County, Mr. Gordon was president of the Parent-Teacher Association at Pumphrey Elementary School, president of the Patapsco Park Improvement Association and a member of the board of the county's Housing Authority in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Services for Mr. Gordon were to be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at Leadenhall Baptist Church, 1021 Leadenhall St. in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley H. Johnson; a son, Caleb T. Gordon of the Hillendale area; two daughters, Carolynn G. Harris of Reisterstown and Lynda G. Roberts of Pumphrey; a stepson, Cornelius Johnson Jr. of the Baltimore area; four stepdaughters, Kim and Karen Johnson, Cynthia J. Wood and Tanya D. Dawson, all of the Baltimore area; his parents, Clara P. Gordon of Pikesville and Harvey E. Gordon Sr. of Baltimore; a sister, Clara G. Parker of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and nine step-grandchildren. Patrick W. Judd, retired general manager of a machinery company, died Monday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications of a head injury caused by a fall from a ladder at his home on Conamara Court in Lutherville.

He was 76 and moved to the Baltimore area nearly nine years ago from Agawam, Mass.

He had retired in 1982 as general manager of the Production Pattern Co. in Chicopee, Mass. He had also been purchasing manager of the firm during his 27 years there. Earlier, he worked for 13 years for the American Bosch Corp. in Springfield, Mass. He was a life member of the National Purchasing Management Association.

A native of Westfield, Mass., where he graduated from high school, Mr. Judd served in the Navy as a machinist's mate aboard a battleship during World War II.

Services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, 200 E. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mr. Judd is survived by his wife, the former Constance Nimick; a son, Dr. Kenneth Judd of Towson; a daughter, Donna Mell of Timonium; two brothers, Frank and Edward Judd, both of Westfield; two sisters, Helen Cloutier and Julia Jarrett, both of

Westfield; and three grandchildren. Steven W. Crandell, a native of Baltimore, was killed Tuesday in an automobile accident on Houston Branch Road near Federalsburg where he had lived for about four years. He was 38.

He worked in the shipping department of Trenton Pipe and Nipple Inc. in Federalsburg. He had earlier worked for the Baltimore Asphalt Co.

He was a 1974 graduate of Dundalk Senior High School.

Services for Mr. Crandell were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg.

He is survived by his wife, the former Deborah Elkins of Baltimore; two sons, Steven Wesley Crandell Jr. and Christopher Lee Crandell, both of Baltimore; his mother, Katie Elzey Crandell of Federalsburg; two sisters, Bonnie Sue Crandell of Federalsburg and Deborah D. Elmore of Preston; a niece and three nephews.

Arthur D. Merkle Sr.

Bank executive

Arthur Denwood Merkle Sr., a retired Maryland National Bank official, died Monday of cancer at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was 71 and lived in Woodstock.

He retired in 1983 after a 36-year career as assistant vice president and manager of Maryland National's Randallstown branch, which began as an independent bank.

The Granite native was a graduate of the Baltimore Business College.

He served in the Army in Europe during World War II, reaching the rank of technical sergeant.

Since his retirement, he had been a volunteer patient representative in the emergency room of Baltimore County General. He was also active in the Randallstown-Pikesville Lions Club.

He was a fan of jousting since watching the sport as a child on a relative's farm.

Services for Mr. Merkle were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Granite Presbyterian Church, 10637 Old Court Road in Granite.

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