John C. HeckerStockbrokerJohn C. Hecker, a retired...

April 01, 1994

John C. Hecker


John C. Hecker, a retired Internal Revenue Service examiner and stockbroker, died Tuesday of complications from heart surgery at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. The Catonsville resident was 76.

Known as Cannan, he worked for the IRS for 30 years and retired in 1977. After passing the New York Stock Exchange examination that year, he went to work for Baker Watts and Co. in Baltimore, where he was an analyst and chartist until he retired a second time in 1992.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1935 graduate of Friends School and earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1939. He earned a law degree in 1955 from the Mount Vernon School of Law, now part of the University of Baltimore.

He served in the Navy from 1943 to 1945 as a quartermaster aboard mine-sweepers in the English Channel. He participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day in June 1944.

He was a member of the West Baltimore United Methodist Church, 5130 Greenwich Ave., where services were planned for 10 a.m. today, with interment in the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills.

Survivors include his wife, the former Marguerite L. Burchett, whom he married in 1953; and a daughter, Joy E. Hecker of Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be made to West Baltimore United Methodist Church.

Andrew G. Blasco

Poultry salesman

Andrew G. Blasco, a retired poultry salesman, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 80.

He retired about 15 years ago from Holly Poultry Inc. Earlier, he was a salesman for Dover Poultry Products and a salesman and manager of the Baltimore office of Peninsular Poultry, and a firefighter in Harrisburg, Pa.

Born in Harrisburg, he graduated from the Catholic High School there in 1931 and attended Villanova University for a year. He played professional baseball as a third baseman for the Harrisburg Senators.

He came to Baltimore in 1938 and was an organizer for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

During World War II, he served in the Army's 2nd Armored Division.

Services were planned for 10 a.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mr. Blasco is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Patricia Vera May; two sons, retired Army Col. Andrew P. Blasco of Abingdon and David P. Blasco of Sykesville; two daughters, Patricia Ann Roeder of Shawan and Bonnie Lee Rohr of New Market; two brothers, Paul Blasco of Colonia, N.J., and Edward Blasco of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; four sisters, Helen Miller of Clearwater, Fla., Elizabeth Lippi and Veronica Malesic, both of Harrisburg, and Margaret Lippi of Carlisle, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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