William Howard Kain, 72, Western Electric...

June 20, 1996

William Howard Kain, 72, Western Electric supervisor

William Howard Kain, a retired Western Electric Co. supervisor who was active in Moose lodge affairs, died Saturday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. He was 72 and lived in Glen Burnie.

At Western Electric, he supervised the installation of telephone equipment in new buildings until he retired in 1969.

He was a member of Glen Burnie Lodge 1456 of the Moose and held local and statewide offices and was a past president of the International Moose Legion. He also was active in the Boy Scouts and was president of the Glen Burnie Swim Club.

Born in Richmond, Va., he moved to Southwest Baltimore as a child and graduated in 1942 from City College. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Raymond C. Fink Funeral Home, 426 Crain Highway S.W., Glen Burnie.

Mr. Kain is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Elsie Elizabeth "Betty" Turner; two daughters, Cheryl Tippie of Glen Burnie and Carolyn Kain of Baltimore; two brothers, Earl Hadaway and Warren Hadaway, both of Glen Burnie; four sisters, Ann Rhea Reeder and Jeanne Bell of Glen Burnie, Louise Matthews of Pasadena and Jacqueline Armiger of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services for Aris J. Rellas, owner of a theatrical lighting and sound company in Phoenix, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Maryland Avenue and Preston Street in Baltimore, where he was a member.

The body of Mr. Rellas, 34, was found June 13 near Cabin John in Montgomery County. He was last seen June 3, when he left his Phoenix home to drive to a business meeting in Virginia. His death is being investigated by Montgomery County police.

Born and raised in Timonium, he graduated from Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy in 1981 and earned an associate's degree from Valley Forge Military Junior College in 1983.

He later attended the Radio Electronics and Television School in Baltimore, then earned a certificate in advanced recording techniques, electric music synthesizers and sound reinforcement from Omega Recording Studios in Rockville.

Beginning in 1989, he held jobs in the Baltimore area and in Florida until he founded AJ Productions a year ago.

"He worked seven days a week, and not only did he love his work, he was good at it," said his father, retired Baltimore County District Judge John P. Rellas of Phoenix.

Other survivors include his mother, Fay M. Rellas; a brother, Peter J. Rellas of Sparks; his maternal grandparents, Aris and Francis Mastorides of Campbell, Ohio; and a special friend, Sandra O'Keefe of Parkville.

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