Charles B. DurhamEscorted FDRCharles B. Durham, a former...

March 29, 1994

Charles B. Durham

Escorted FDR

Charles B. Durham, a former state police lieutenant who escorted President Franklin D. Roosevelt on trips through Maryland, died Friday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of heart failure.

He was 85 and lived at his Silver Mount Farm near Darlington.

He retired from the state police in 1946 after a 15-year career in the Waterloo, Waldorf and Benson barracks. He was in charge of the escort for President Roosevelt in Maryland and told of having chats with the president in the White House.

He and a sister opened the Bel Air Roller Rink in 1952, and later he became sole owner.

He was a native of the Bel Air area, his family having arrived there from England in the 1700s.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Evans Funeral Chapel in Forest Hill.

Mr. Durham is survived by two sisters, Mary Durham Hopkins of Bel Air and Catherine Orr of Durham, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

Leroy S. Applefeld

Lawyer, investor

Leroy S. Applefeld, a lawyer and real estate investor, died Saturday at Sinai Hospital of complications after surgery. He was 75 and lived in the Harper House apartments in the Village of Cross Keys.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Forest Park High School, the Johns Hopkins University, where he majored in economics, and the University of Maryland law school.

He also studied painting, jewelry making and ceramic sculpture at the Maryland Institute of Art, and religion and ethics at the Baltimore Hebrew College.

His wife of more than 40 years, the former Floraine B. Rubin, runs the Maryland You are Beautiful Program for Gov. William Donald Schaefer and ran the Baltimore's Best Program when Mr. Schaefer was mayor.

Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Other survivors include two daughters, Laurie Applefeld Segall of Baltimore and Lynn Carol Henderson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; dTC sister, Shirley Needle of Baltimore; and two grandsons.

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