Clement G. Vitek, 76, longtime Sun chief librarianClement...

September 21, 1996

Clement G. Vitek, 76, longtime Sun chief librarian

Clement G. Vitek, retired chief librarian of the Baltimore Sun, ,, died Tuesday of cancer at the Hospice of Baltimore's Gilchrist Center at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Parkville resident was 76.

He began his newspaper career in 1938 as a copy boy. In 1941, he joined Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River. He was drafted into the Navy in 1944 and was stationed at the Naval Air Station at Norfolk, Va., until being discharged in 1945.

He returned to the newspaper as assistant librarian and was named chief librarian in 1949. He retired in 1985.

During his career as chief librarian, he mounted the effort that transformed the "morgue," as news libraries were then called, into a modern information and resource center.

In the late 1960s, he instituted a microfilming program aimed at putting on microfilm the library's collection of some 24 million clippings and launching a preservation effort of the collection's nearly 6 million news photographs.

In recognition of his many industrywide contributions to news libraries, he was awarded in 1984 the Joseph F. Kwapil Memorial Award of the Newspaper Division of the Special Libraries Association.

Born in East Baltimore, Mr. Vitek was a graduate of Kenwood High School and attended Baltimore Business College and Loyola College.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Evans Chapel of Memories, 8800 Harford Road, Parkville.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Grace Easter; a son, Brent G. Vitek of Baltimore; a brother, Donald Vitek of Rosedale; a sister, Dorothy Matheny of Rosedale; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Hammond Skipwirth "Skip" Carr, a real estate executive and former president of the Anne Arundel County Board of Realtors, died Sunday of a heart attack at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 70 and lived in the Round Bay community in Severna Park.

He began his real estate career in 1954 and founded Hammond S. Carr and Associates Inc. in 1958. In 1985, it was merged into O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, where he was a senior vice president at his death.

He was elected president of the Maryland Association of Realtors in 1986. He was twice named Anne Arundel County Realtor of the Year and in 1987 was Maryland Realtor of the Year.

In 1958, he married Beverly Scott, who died in 1981.

Services were held Thursday.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, the former Jane Nute Cloud; a son, Hammond Scott "Chip" Carr of Severna Park; two stepsons, Timothy N. Cloud of Severna Park and David E. Cloud of Dover, Del.; three stepdaughters, Susan C. Priest of Reisterstown; Jean A. Bicks of Severna Park and Dana S. Bicks of Hot Springs, Ark.; a brother, William Lyles Carr Jr. of Bozman; ++ and 12 grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/21/96

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