Stanley L. CahnAdvertising executiveStanley L. Cahn, an...

April 11, 1995

Stanley L. Cahn

Advertising executive

Stanley L. Cahn, an associate of famed Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine, died Sunday at Keswick from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 86.

Mr. Cahn was vice president of Bodine & Associates, which published seven books featuring Mr. Bodine's photography of landscapes and people in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay area. He is the first person acknowledged in Mr. Bodine's "Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater."

The books were published from 1952 to 1971, beginning with "My Maryland" and ending with Harold A. Williams' "Bodine, A Legend in His Time."

Mr. Cahn, a Baltimore native, graduated from City College in 1925. He studied typographical arts at Carnegie Institute of Technology and graduated in 1927.

Although he ventured into publishing, his primary business was advertising. He inherited the Adpress printing business founded in 1915 by his father, Charles Cahn, and went into the business in 1929. He later opened an advertising firm -- Cahn, Avis, Gerard & Roman -- and brought his father into the company.

Mr. Cahn continued to work in the publishing industry into his later years, finally retiring from work as a consultant at Port City Press at 84.

He was a board member of Planned Parenthood of Maryland, the Advertising Club of Maryland, Travelers Aid Society and Har Sinai Congregation.

Survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy Jane Baer; a son, Charles Cahn II of Baltimore; a daughter, Phyllis Finkelstein of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Terry Dalfemer of Baltimore; a stepson, Robert Dalfemer of Brasstown, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Memorial donations may be made to the Stanley L. Cahn Fund at the Central Scholarship Bureau, 4001 Clarks Lane, Baltimore 21215.

Edward J. Blair Sr.

Paint, building executive

Edward J. Blair Sr., a partner in Blair Bros. Painting Co. in Baltimore and co-founder of Blair & Sons Builders in Timonium, died Friday of a heart attack at his Towson home. He was 84.

The Baltimore native was a partner in Blair Bros. Painting Co. on East 33rd Street until the company was dissolved in 1987, when he retired. The company completed many public works contracts, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Towson State University and the State House in Annapolis.

One of his sons, Thomas R. Blair Sr. of Baldwin, said the company had about 150 employees during the 1950s and 1960s.

Two years after the painting company was founded, Mr. Blair helped establish Blair & Sons Builders at 2223 York Road in Timonium, with his brother Leo J. Blair of Towson and his father, Michael Blair. The company now is owned by two other brothers, Raymond Blair of Towson and Elmer Blair of Lutherville.

Mr. Blair, who attended public schools, was a member of the Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Chapter in Govans.

For nearly 50 years, he was a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Dorothy Ward; another son, Terry B. Blair of Lutherville; three sisters, Rose Cornell and Gertrude Abrahams of Baltimore and Anne Darby of Portland, Ore.; two other brothers, Michael Blair of Lutherville and William Blair of Stoneleigh; and 12 grandchildren.

A son, Edward J. Blair Jr., and daughter, Patricia Anne McAllorum, predeceased him.

Memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Church.

Carolyn Marie Miller

Supply coordinator

Carolyn Marie Miller, a supply coordinator at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died Friday of cancer at Manor Care Ruxton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Joppa resident was 62.

The former Carolyn Marie Trader, a Baltimore native, had also worked in the dietary department at Fallston General Hospital.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road.

She is survived by her husband, Dewey B. Miller; a son, Frank W. Miller of Woodbridge, Va.; two daughters, Cheryl A. Rambo of Conowingo and Carol L. Miller of Baltimore; a brother, John Trader of Hydes; and two grandchildren.

Nancy Ann Thomas

19-year-old student

Services for Nancy Ann Thomas, a 19-year-old Catonsville Community College student, were to be held at 1 p.m. today at Laurel Presbyterian Church.

Miss Thomas, a Laurel resident, was killed Friday in a plane crash in Eldersburg. She was a clerk at Spencer's Gifts in Laurel Centre Mall.

Born in Baltimore, she was a 1994 graduate of Laurel High School.

She is survived by her parents, A. Ann and James R. "Bobby" Thomas of Laurel; a sister, Ginger G. Brown of Columbia; a friend, David M. Christie of Laurel; and two nieces.

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