E. Robert MarlowUnion officialE. Robert Marlow...

April 20, 1995

E. Robert Marlow

Union official

E. Robert Marlow, secretary-treasurer of the International Chemical Workers Union, died Monday of cancer at his home in Essex. He was 57.

Mr. Marlow also maintained a home since 1992 in Akron, Ohio, where the union has headquarters.

As secretary-treasurer, he supervised the union's financial affairs. He was the union's regional vice president in Washington from 1988 until 1992.

While in Washington, he headed the union's legislative and political action department, lobbying Congress and working with other unions and consumer groups on legislation.

He joined the union in 1960, when he started working at the Lever Bros. Co. plant in East Baltimore. He held several posts in Local 217 at the plant, then, in 1968, became the local's president, a post he held 20 years.

A native of North Wilkesboro, N.C., he came to the Baltimore area as a child with his family and attended Kenwood High School. He served in the Army in the late 1950s.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave., Essex.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanne Luhn; two daughters, Penny Jeanne Marlow Brown of Perry Hall and Candyce Jill Marlow Pospisil of Chase; a son, Jason Russell Marlow of Essex; two sisters, Betty Jean Yow of North Wilkesboro and Ethel L. Bloom of Essex; and four grandchildren.

William S. Ryder

Inventory clerk

William S. Ryder, a former Riviera Beach resident who was a security guard in Florida, died April 13 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla., after being shot by an intruder at his home. He was 69.

The Essex native moved to Bradenton in 1988.

From 1976 to 1985, he was an inventory clerk at United States Gypsum Co. Earlier, he worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant and the U.S. Postal Service, and had been a Baltimore County police officer.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Helen F. Kahler; three sons, William C. Ryder of Pasadena, Harry F. Ryder of Glen Burnie and Joseph F. Ryder of Bradenton; two daughters, Estella F. Crowell of Baltimore and Rose H. Mewshaw of Glen Burnie; two sisters, Ann Heill of Pasadena and Evelyn Saffer of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Robert Earl Lee

Maintenance chief

Robert Earl Lee, a master plumber who was superintendent of maintenance at Mount St. Joseph High School, died Monday of complications of Parkinson's disease at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home in Oakland. He was 87.

The Baltimore native moved to Deep Creek in 1971 after he retired from the Irvington high school where he had worked since 1957.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Lillian Holtschneider; a daughter, Lillian Roberta Mitchell of Deep Creek; a son, Robert Edward Lee Sr. of Catonsville; a sister, Florence L. Gardner of Hagerstown; two brothers, Harry Lee of Silver Spring and Donald F. Lee Sr. of Sykesville; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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