C.A. 'Buck' Long, 90, C&P Telephone employeeCharles Arthur...

February 07, 1996

C.A. 'Buck' Long, 90, C&P Telephone employee

Charles Arthur "Buck" Long, a retired telephone company employee, died Saturday in his sleep at his home in Towson. He was 90.

He joined the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland as a lineman in 1923 after graduating from Polytechnic Institute and retired as an installation instructor in 1970.

The Philadelphia native, who moved to Baltimore as a child, told friends that he had climbed every telephone pole on the Eastern Shore, said a daughter, Judith Moss of Virginia Beach, Va.

He was a member of the Mount Nebo Masons in Perry Hall, the Scottish Rite of the Masons in Baltimore, the Shriners Club in Ocean City, where he had a summer home, and the C&P Pioneers.

A Masonic burial service was held last night at Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc.

Survivors include his wife, the former Eleanore Dawson Smith, whom he married in 1956; two sons, Donald Norman Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Charles Arthur Long Jr. of Crownsville; another daughter, Beverly Ann Poole of Merritt Island, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

William R. Tilghman Sr., 61, Armco Steel Co. employee

William Ronald Tilghman Sr., a retired Armco Steel Co. employee who wrote the lyrics to his high school song, died Jan. 28 of pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital. The Turners Station resident was 61.

While a student at Sollers Point High School, from which he graduated in 1953, he wrote the lyrics to the school song. After graduation, he joined Armco Steel and retired with a disability in 1986.

Services for the Baltimore native were held Saturday. He is survived by his wife, the former Cora Lyons; a son, William Ronald Tilghman Jr. of Cockeysville; four daughters, Rhonda B. Johnson of Chase, Bobbie C. Tilghman of Cockeysville, Rita S. Putty of Lutherville and Anitra D. Tilghman of Woodlawn; two sisters, Marlene Seivers of Waverly and Sandra Faust of Glen Burnie; 16 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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