Luther J. Perry Sr.Baking firm supervisorLuther J. Perry...

April 13, 1994

Luther J. Perry Sr.

Baking firm supervisor

Luther J. Perry Sr., a retired baking company supervisor, died Sunday of complications from hydrocephalus at Halifax Memorial Hospital in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. The former Morgan Park resident was 82.

He came to Baltimore in the late 1950s and worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant before going to work for the Ward Baking Co. on Edmondson Avenue, bakers of Tip-Top Bread. He retired in 1979 and moved to Ahoskie, N.C.

He was born in Colerain, N.C., and was educated in public schools there. He attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College.

During World War II, he worked in the shipyards of the Newport News (Va.) Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.

A son Clay C. Perry, bureau chief of The Harford Sun, described him as "A very kind man. I remember being with him with my brother when he saw a kid near Lexington Market who needed a pair of shoes. He didn't know the kid but he took him into a shoe store and bought him a pair of sneakers.

"That's the kind of guy he was. If he could help anybody, he would. He wanted to reach out and help people, and by no means was he a wealthy man."

Services were planned for today at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Colerain where he was a member for many years.

Other survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Nina C. Clay from Roxboro, N.C.; three other sons, Len S. Perry of Rockville, and Luther J. Perry and A. Ricardo Perry, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Dr. Yolande P. Marlow of Levittown, Pa.; a brother, Charles R. Perry of Colerain; a sister, Beatrice Mitchell of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Luther J. and Nina C. Perry Endowed Scholarship Fund, Morgan State University Foundation, Baltimore 21239. John Bruno Lioi, a retired taxi inspector with the Maryland Public Service Commission's transportation division, died of pneumonia Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson. The Middle River resident was 59.

He was born and reared in Little Italy and attended St. Leo parochial school there. He later attended Patterson High School before working as a laborer and truck driver for several businesses.

In the late 1950s, he went to work for the City of Baltimore, first as a greenskeeper with the Department of Recreation and Parks, then as a water meter reader for the Department of Public Works. Later, he was a taxi inspector for the PSC, a post he held for nearly 28 years before retiring at the end of last year.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered 9:30 a.m. today at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, 5310 Harford Road, Baltimore.

He is survived by two sons, John David Lioi of Middle River and Frank B. Lioi of Abingdon; three brothers, Andrew A. Lioi and Gerard P. Lioi, both of Baltimore, and Paul J. Lioi of Orlando, Fla.; and two granddaughters. William H. Stevens, a retired railroad worker, died Sunday of pneumonia at Fort Howard Veterans Hospital where he had lived since 1991. He was 83.

He was born on William Street in South Baltimore. His family was among the first to live on Linden Heights Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, moving there in 1920. He remained in his boyhood home until he moved to Carney to live with a niece in 1983.

He attended Arlington Elementary School and Forest Park High School until he left to get a job to help support his mother and two sisters. He joined the Baltimore and Ohio railroad in 1939 as a file clerk at the carrier's Central Building at Baltimore and Charles streets. He retired in 1971 as a claims investigator.

During World War II, he was a sergeant in the Army Air Forces and saw duty in China, Burma and India.

Services were planned for 10 a.m. today at Evans Funeral Chapel, 8800 Harford Road, Baltimore.

Mr. Stevens is survived by three nieces, Bette J. Stevens of Carney, Barbara Gallagher of Baltimore and Mary Ellen Stevens of Silver Spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maryland School for the Blind, 3501 Taylor Ave., Baltimore 21236.

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