Fred M. Turner, 83, engineer, surveyorFred M. Turner, an...

November 05, 1995

Fred M. Turner, 83, engineer, surveyor

Fred M. Turner, an engineer and surveyor whose career spanned more than 50 years, died Wednesday of cancer at Cherrywood Manor Extended Care Centre in Reisterstown. He was 83.

Mr. Turner was born in Glen Jean, W.Va., and spent most of his life in southern Virginia. He moved to Owings Mills in 1992.

He was educated in private schools in Richmond and Huntington, Va., and took over the business his father started, Turner Engineering Co. He started a coal business, Mercer Coal Co. Both companies had offices in Virginia and West Virginia.

Mr. Turner's wife of 49 years, the former Frances L. Juno, died in 1982. He remained active in his business until he remarried in 1987 and moved to Chicago. He moved to the Baltimore area after the death of his second wife, Antoinette D. Turner.

Mr. Turner was Grandparent of the Year at Boys' Latin School in 1994, the year his grandson, Paul Flohr Jr., graduated.

Also surviving are a son, Fred M. Turner of Bristol, Tenn.; a daughter, Mary G. Turner-Flohr of Catonsville; three sisters, Maxine Gilmer and Mary Sergeant of Brookneal, Va., and Patricia Harris of Halifax, Va.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Oakview Presbyterian Church, Charlotte Court House, Va. Burial will be in the White family cemetery in Charlotte Court House.

Memorial donations may be made to the Boys' Latin School of Maryland Scholarship Fund, 822 W. Lake Ave., Baltimore, 21210.

Charles W. McAbee, 80, Fort Meade employee

Charles W. McAbee, who retired as an Army master sergeant in 1954, then repaired small weapons and maintained firing ranges as a civilian employee at Fort Meade until 1976, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at the Kimbrough Army Hospital there. He was 80.

He had been master of the Odenton Lodge of the Masons, patron of the Odenton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the American Legion, the Kiwanis Club in Odenton and the Moose Lodge in Zephyrhills, Fla., where he maintained a second home.

Services were held yesterday in Odenton.

He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn G. Crest; two sons, George B. McAbee of Davidsonville and Charles O. Smith Jr. of Zephyrhills; a daughter, Janet Cottrell of Zephyrhills; a brother, Robert McAbee of Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Howard J. Bauer, 71, chemist, Baltimore native

Howard J. Bauer, a chemist who retired in 1985 after 45 years with the ARMCO Steel Corp., died Wednesday of cancer at his home in the Rockland area. He was 71.

Born in Baltimore and educated in public schools, he served in the Army during World War II in a tank unit and saw action at the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded a Purple Heart and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Services were held yesterday in Timonium.

He is survived by his wife, the former Regina D. Smrcina; two daughters, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn R. Bauer of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ann M. Skiles of Rockland; two sisters, Theresa Norwood of Baltimore and Jean Terens of Reno, Nev.; and a brother, Joseph Nowakowski of Baltimore.

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