Charles M. 'Joe' Battle, 58, hospital maintenance...

September 29, 1996

Charles M. 'Joe' Battle, 58, hospital maintenance chief

Charles M. "Joe" Battle, a lifelong Baltimore resident and retired supervisor of maintenance at the Rosewood Center state hospital, died of cancer Tuesday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. He was 58.

Mr. Battle of West Baltimore worked at Rosedale from 1978 until this year, when health problems forced him to retire.

Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Joseph Brown Funeral Home, 2140 N. Fulton Ave.

He is survived by five brothers, George Battle, John Battle, Walter Woingust, Carl Woingust and Warren Agar, all of Baltimore; three sisters, Frances Wilson and Thomasina McDuffie, both of Baltimore, and Mary Clark of North Carolina; and a daughter, Phyllis Marie of Baltimore.

Raymond F. Jaeger, 82, delivered eggs, vegetables

Raymond F. Jaeger, who delivered eggs from his Randallstown home for nearly 50 years, died Thursday of complications from a stroke at Cherrywood Manor Extended Care Center in Reisterstown. He was 82.

Since the late 1930s, Mr. Jaeger delivered eggs to doorsteps throughout the Baltimore area. During the summer, he also delivered tomatoes and corn. He made many friends in his travels and stayed in touch with a lot of them after he retired in 1988.

A Maryland native, Mr. Jaeger graduated from Bridgewater College in 1939 and worked briefly at Bethlehem Steel's Key Highway shipyard. In 1939, he married Ethel Herrera. She died in 1984.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Haight Funeral Home on Route 32 in Sykesville.

He is survived by a son, Brian Lee Jaeger of Finksburg; a daughter, Beverly Kram of Baltimore; a brother, William A. Jaeger of Elkridge; and three grandchildren.

Blanche Gooden, 84, executive in house building business

Blanche Crismer Gooden, who worked for more than 50 years in a family house building business, died of Crohn's disease Wednesday at Old Court Nursing Home. She was 84.

A native of Baltimore County and 1928 graduate of Catonsville High School, she became a bookkeeper at her father's business, Walter J. Crismer and Son, in 1930.

From 1951 until her retirement in 1983, the Woodlawn resident was its vice president.

She was on the board of Lochearn Presbyterian Church, 3800 Patterson Ave., where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, William F. Gooden Jr.; a daughter, Eileen Gooden Dix of Gamber; a brother, Daniel W. Crismer of Bel Air; a sister, Catherine C. Scott of Lochearn; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/29/96

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