John Gaskins, city housing inspector

March 17, 1994

John T. Gaskins Jr., a longtime Baltimore City employee, died Saturday of a heart attack at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 63.

After working for the U.S. Postal Service for several years, he joined the Baltimore Department of Social Services. He joined the Baltimore City Health Department in 1962, and then the housing department. He was a housing inspector at his death.

In 1947 he graduated from Douglass High School and in 1951 from Lincoln University, with a bachelor's degree in biology. He served in the Army from 1951 to 1952. He attended the School of Pharmacy of the University of Maryland.

Services were planned for noon today at Douglas Memorial Community Church, Lafayette and Madison avenues, Baltimore.

Survivors include his wife, the former Maxine Owens, whom he married in 1953; two sons, John T. Gaskins III and Malcolm O. Gaskins, both of Baltimore; two sisters, Saretha G. Greene of Baltimore and Marsha E. Carlisle of Oakland, Calif.; his father, John T. Gaskins Sr. of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

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