D. Graham McDonaldEntrepreneur, teacherD. Graham McDonald...

May 31, 1994

D. Graham McDonald

Entrepreneur, teacher

D. Graham McDonald, a retired teacher and owner of a hair care products company, died May 20 at his home in Edmondson Village. He was 79.

He retired in 1979 after 10 years as a middle school teacher iWashington.

About six months ago, he retired as owner of the Karena Products Co., a manufacturer of hair care products that he started in 1954.

He had been a partner with a son in Nubian Naturals, Inc., a hair care products company in Baltimore.

He came to Baltimore in 1948 and managed the local branch of the Fuller Products Co., which sold cosmetics door to door, before he started his company.

Born in Clarksdale, Miss., he was reared in Chicago, where h graduated from Roosevelt University. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

He served in the Army In Italy during World War II.

His wife, the former Kathryn Lorraine Dorsey, died in 1972.

A memorial service was to be held at noon today at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Windsor Avenue and Hilton Street.

He is survived by two sons, David G. McDonald III of Baltimore and William McDonald of Upper Marlboro; three daughters, Karen McDonald of Sydney, Australia, Stephanie McDonald of Oak Park, Ill., and Diane Chavis of Peoria, Ill.; two sisters, Geneva Powell and Anna Jarman, both of Chicago; a brother, Arthur McDonald of Chicago; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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