Robert L. Doory Sr., 76, Martin Marietta analystRobert L...

March 16, 1996

Robert L. Doory Sr., 76, Martin Marietta analyst

Robert L. Doory Sr., a retired financial analyst for Martin Marietta Corp. who was active in his church, died of cancer Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 76.

Mr. Doory went to work in 1938 in Middle River for what was then the Glenn L. Martin Co. and retired in 1985. He was a member of the Martin Marietta retirees' association.

Mr. Doory, a longtime Northwood resident, was an usher and former president of the Holy Name Society at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church. He was a member of the Notre Dame Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Post Cana group, an organization of widows and widowers that meets at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church.

Born in East Baltimore and raised in Govans, Mr. Doory was a 1938 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. During World War II, he served in counterintelligence with the Army. He was a member of the Parkville American Legion.

Mr. Doory's wife of nearly half a century, the former Leona Klima, died in 1991.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Doory will be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Matthew Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Woodbourne Avenue, to which the family suggested memorial donations.

He is survived by two sons, Robert L. Doory Jr. and Timothy J. Doory, both of Homeland; a daughter, Susan D. O'Laughlen of Lutherville; and six grandchildren.

G. Leon Hunt, 76, jazz, Ellington enthusiast

G. Leon Hunt, a jazz enthusiast and Duke Ellington devotee, died Tuesday of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 76.

Mr. Hunt was a founding member in the late 1940s of the Interracial Jazz Society and was a member for many years of the Left Bank Jazz Society.

Friends said he amassed one of the largest Ellington record collections on the East Coast. He was a member of the Duke Ellington International Jazz Society and had planned to attend its annual conference and concert in Canada this summer.

Mr. Hunt retired last year from the city registrar of wills office, where he had worked 12 years. Earlier, he was an insurance agent with Prudential Insurance Co., Golden State Mutual Insurance Co. and Ashburton Insurance Ltd. He began his career as an accountant for Parks Sausage Co.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, Mr. Hunt had polio in his youth. He graduated from Douglass High School and attended Morgan State College. Because of his personal knowledge of the difficulties that disabled people face, he worked for their cause as a member of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's Commission on Disabilities.

Mr. Hunt was a devoted family man and was nicknamed "Uncle Buster" by relatives.

He was a communicant of St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church, 1546 N. Fremont Ave., where a Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 10: 30 a.m. today. He is survived by three brothers, Martin Hunt of Reisterstown, and Howard Hunt and Donald Hunt, both of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

J. Edward Friskey, 56, computer programmer

J. Edward Friskey, a retired computer programmer who was formerly business manager of the German Orphans Home, died of AIDS on Feb. 19 at his Butchers Hill residence. He was 56.

Mr. Friskey retired last year as computer programmer for the Patterson Neighborhood Improvement Association.

He had been a programmer for the First National Bank, Monumental Life Insurance Co. and Meals On Wheels. From 1968 to 1981, he was business manager of the children's home in Catonsville, where he had volunteered as a teen-ager. Born and raised in Catonsville, Mr. Friskey was a 1957 graduate of Catonsville Senior High School and attended the University of Virginia. He served in the Army's Chaplain Corps from 1962 to 1965.

He enjoyed sailing and was a member and treasurer of the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Baltimore.

A memorial service is planned for 10: 30 a.m. today at Memorial Episcopal Church, West Lafayette Avenue and Bolton Street, where he was a longtime communicant.

He is survived by a brother, John Friskey of Catonsville; a sister, Janet Reid of Chalk Hill, Pa.; a nephew; three nieces; and special friend, Jimy Perez.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to Moveable Feast, which provides meals for people who have AIDS.

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