Charles RichardsonRetired railroaderCharles Richardson...

March 18, 1994

Charles Richardson

Retired railroader

Charles Richardson Sr., a retired railroader, died Tuesday of cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The West Baltimore resident was 76.

He went to work in 1946 for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad as a trackman and was stationed at the B&O's Camden yards and terminal. He retired in 1982 from the Chessie System, the B&O's successor.

He was born in Warren County, N.C., near Rocky Mount, and attended schools there. In 1941, he enlisted in the Army. After his discharge in 1945, he moved to Baltimore.

Services were planned for 11:30 a.m. today at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1063 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, with interment in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lorraine E. Turner of Baltimore, whom he married in 1947; four sons, Charles Richardson Jr., Arthur and Jerry E. Richardson and Larry Vines, all of Baltimore; a daughter, Deborah Tatum of Baltimore; seven brothers, Ellis Richardson of Hollister, N.C., and Enoch, Bennie, McKinley, Shelly, Willie and Prince Richardson, all of Baltimore; four sisters, Mamie Richardson of Washington, D.C., Roxie Meadows of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mary Robinson of Louisville and Eliza Williams of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

lTC Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236-0025.

Janet A. Stedman

Community worker

Janet A. Stedman, who was active in community affairs while living in Bethesda and abroad, died Monday of cancer at her home in Bethesda. She was 71.

Known as Jay, Mrs. Stedman volunteered for Meals on Wheels and at Brookside Gardens. She was a member of the Bridge Marathon for the Children's Hospital in Washington and of the Carderock Springs Garden Club.

She was been active in diplomatic communities in Germany and in Latin America when her husband, William P. Stedman Jr., was a member of the U.S. diplomatic corps.

She was born Janet Andreae in Baltimore and graduated from Roberts-Beach School for Girls in Catonsville. In 1943, she graduated from the University of Maryland, where she had been president of Mortar Board, an honor society, and a member of two honor societies.

A memorial service was planned for 10:30 a.m. today at Joseph Gawler's & Sons funeral home in Washington.

Besides her husband, survivors include a daughter, Diana S. Donaldson of Philadelphia; two sons, James B. Stedman of Silver Spring and Lawrence C. Stedman of Binghamton, N.Y.; and two granddaughters.

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