William R. Mace Jr., 73, lumber company executiveWilliam...

November 05, 1996

William R. Mace Jr., 73, lumber company executive

William R. Mace Jr., a retired lumber company executive, died Oct. 23 of lung cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Towson resident was 73.

He had been owner and president of Mace Lumber Co., which was founded by his father at the turn of the century. The business, on North Fremont Avenue in Baltimore, was destroyed by fire during the 1979 blizzard. In 1980, he joined Essex Lumber Co. as a sales executive and retired in 1988.

He was born and raised in Stoneleigh and was a 1940 graduate of Towson High School. He attended the Johns Hopkins University and earned a bachelor's degree from the Merchant Marine Academy.

During World War II, he was an engineer on cargo ships in the Pacific. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant junior grade at war's end.

Services were private.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Ruth Jones; a son, Stephen F. Mace of Towson; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Pub Date: 11/05/96

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