Edward J. GlasperRed Cross custodianEdward John Glasper, a...

November 20, 1994

Edward J. Glasper

Red Cross custodian

Edward John Glasper, a retired custodian who worked more than four decades for the American Red Cross in Baltimore, died of heart failure Wednesday at Sinai Hospital. He was 80.

As a custodian for the Red Cross, Mr. Glasper performed janitorial services and drove blood supplies and volunteers to and from hospitals in Baltimore. He was on call for emergencies, helping victims of storms, fires and floods with food and medical services. He retired in 1979 after 42 years at the agency.

Relatives and a longtime friend remembered Mr. Glasper as someone who always was ready to lend a hand.

"If anybody called him, he'd go; if anybody needed him, he'd go," said Alfred Duncan, a longtime friend who met Mr. Glasper when the two were colleagues at the American Red Cross in the 1970s. "He was the nicest guy I ever met."

Lloyd Glasper of Baltimore, a nephew, said, "He was a very good-natured person, always willing to help people, whether it was running errands, taking them to church, doctor appointments or offering a ride to work."

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Glasper attended Frederick Douglass High School. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Baptist Church, where he was an usher and a member of the Progressive Men's Ministry.

He served in the Army from 1941 to 1945 and was stationed in the Philippines and Japan.

Since 1981, he had lived in the Bolton North apartment house for the elderly. He had lived in West Baltimore for many years.

Services were to be at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Trinity Baptist Church, 1601 Druid Hill Ave. Interment will be at Arbutus Memorial Park.

In addition to his nephew, he is survived by a sister, Viola Green of Baltimore; and many cousins. Robert L. Buddenbohn, a systems architect with the Social Security Agency, died of a brain tumor Friday at his home in Abingdon. He was 40.

Mr. Buddenbohn, who was born in Baltimore, began his career with the federal government shortly after his graduation from Archbishop Curley High School in 1972.

"He so enjoyed computer analysis and programming that he often filled his spare time with computer work," said Brian Todd, his lifetime companion.

Mr. Buddenbohn also enjoyed painting, carpentry and many hTC crafts. He was an avid reader and frequent writer. He briefly ran Anything Goes, a mail-order craft supply business.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 2600 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood.

In addition to Mr. Todd, he is survived by his parents, Mary Lee and Norbert J. Buddenbohn Sr. of Edgewood; a sister, Nancy Klinefelter of Parkville; two brothers, Richard H. Buddenbohn of Cub Hill and Martin D. Buddenbohn Sr. of Bel Air; and several nieces and nephews.

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