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September 02, 1994

David M. Beran Sr.

Steelworkers official

David M. Beran Sr., a union official and motorcycle enthusiast, died Monday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Baltimore resident was 37.

Mr. Beran, an industrial mechanic at SCM Chemicals in South Baltimore, was recently re-elected president of United Steelworkers Local 14019.

Born in Baltimore and reared in Harford County, he was a 1973 graduate of Bel Air High School. He worked at Eastern Stainless Steel from 1976 to 1986 and at SCM since then.

He had recently completed a four-year restoration of his Federal Hill rowhouse, doing all of the work except the electrical wiring. Earlier, he had helped build his parents' home in Harford County.

"He was a very talented person," recalled his father, Joseph J. Beran of Bel Air. "He'd take old motorcycles, take them apart and rebuild them, as well as old automobiles."

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9:15 a.m. today at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 812 Reckord Road, Fallston, with interment in Highview Cemetery.

Other survivors include his wife of 16 years, the former Jayne Stampone; two sons, David and Bobby Beran, all of Bel Air; his mother, Domenica M. Beran; a brother, Joseph J. Beran Jr. of Westminster; a nephew; and a niece.

Louis E. Flaig Jr.

Westinghouse executive

Louis E. Flaig Jr., a retired executive, died Wednesday of cancer at his Millersville home. He was 65.

He retired in 1991 as investment management executive at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport plant of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. He had worked for Westinghouse or a subsidiary since 1952.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and the University of Maryland College Park. He earned a master's degree in personnel management at George Washington University and served in the Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Flaig was a member of the National Management Association and had received the Outstanding Individual Member Award of LTC the American Society for Performance Improvement in 1983. He had also been a member of or volunteer in community groups, including Junior Achievement, the Little League Umpires Association, the Boy Scouts, the March of Dimes and the Westridge Community Association.

He also taught or lectured at Catonsville Community College, the University of Baltimore, George Washington University, Chesapeake Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Ave., Glen Burnie.

Mr. Flaig is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Irene J. Cogswell; a son, David C. Flaig Sr., and a daughter, Susan R. Halley, both of Pasadena; and five grandchildren.

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Ruth A. Greene

Assistant principal

Ruth A. Greene, retired assistant principal in the Baltimore school system, died Aug. 26 at her home in the Guilford Towers Apartments. She was 76.

She retired in 1976 after many years as an elementary school teacher, secondary school mathematics teacher, department head and assistant principal.

The Washington native, who came to Baltimore as a child, graduated from Douglass High School and what is now Coppin State College. She earned a bachelor's degree at the then-Morgan State College and a master's degree at New York University. She also did graduate work at Atlanta and Boston universities and the University of Wisconsin.

A memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore. She is survived by two sisters, Lavlette G. Campher of Baltimore and Evelyn L. Greene of Washington; three nephews; a niece; and two grandnephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Child First through the Queen Esther Circle at Union Baptist Church.

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