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September 25, 1994

Charles A. Lusby Sr.

Baltimore firefighter

Charles A. Lusby Sr., a retired acting-lieutenant in the Baltimore Fire Department and a former national commander of the 29th Division Association, died Wednesday of cancer at his home in Arbutus.

Mr. Lusby, who was 76 and was called "Dutch," retired in 1977 after 30 years with the department.

He landed with the 29th Division -- a National Guard unit from Maryland and Virginia -- at Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day. He was a member of the 111th Field Artillery Battalion, which lost 11 of its 12 guns on its way to the beach and gave the last one to another artillery unit that had rescued it from a sinking landing craft.

Mr. Lusby, a forward observer, and the other members of his unit fought as infantrymen until the unit could be resupplied with artillery pieces and ammunition. He remained in the guard after the war as a master sergeant with decorations that included the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

In addition to having served as national commander of the 29th Division Association, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Veterans Corps of the 5th Regiment of the Maryland National Guard.

He was born in Randolph, Mass., and reared in Baltimore, where he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute.

He was a carpenter at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. Shipyard at Sparrows Point before becoming a fireman.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary C. Greger; two sons, Charles A. Lusby, Jr. of Greenwood, Del., and John N. Cicone of Parkville; two daughters, Linda Cullison

of Edgewood, and Gayla Roche of Westminster; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Beulah Baumstein

Political activist

Beulah Baumstein, a longtime social and political activist, died of lung cancer Sept. 16 at Sinai Hospital. The Nanticoke, Pa., native was 76.

cut,l Mrs. Baumstein volunteered for many years at the Concord House, helping to organize trips for senior citizens who lived at the complex. She worked with many local and national political organizations.

The former Beulah Fried is survived by her husband of 54 years, Marvin I. Baumstein of Baltimore; a daughter, Carol Baumstein of Newton, Mass.; a son, Jay Baumstein of Berne, N.Y.; a brother, Norman Fried of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Services were held Sept. 18.

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