Herbert M. Allen Jr., 76, union local presidentHerbert...

February 18, 1997

Herbert M. Allen Jr., 76, union local president

Herbert Milton Allen Jr., who worked on Baltimore's waterfront for 42 years and was a former union local president, died of heart failure Thursday at his home in Timonium. He was 76.

A Baltimore native and 1937 graduate of City College, he enlisted in the Army in 1941 and was a sergeant with the 11th Port Battalion, which was stationed in England and in charge of transportation for the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

After the war, he returned to Baltimore and the port, where his father had worked. He began as a checker, working out of the union hall and recording cargo moving on and off ships, and moved up to the position of ship-runner, or chief checker, handling paperwork and assigning checkers to particular hatches.

He was an assistant port captain for the States Marine Isthiam steamship company in the 1960s, and a timekeeper for the Ceres stevedore company in the 1970s.

Mr. Allen was president of International Longshoremen's Association Clerks Local 953 during the 1950s.

He retired in 1987 and moved with his wife to Port Charlotte, Fla. They returned to live in Timonium in 1991.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity in Timonium, where he was a communicant.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Cecilia Rolfes; three daughters, Jacquelyn Garove of Acton, Mass., and Valerie Aylor and Sandra Goldscher, both of Lutherville; and five grandchildren.

Joseph Wayne Parker, 56, glass company worker

Joseph Wayne Parker, a glass-worker and longtime Anne Arundel County resident, died of cancer Feb. 11 at his home in Pasadena. He was 56.

Mr. Parker had worked since 1964 for Carr Lowrey Glass Co. in Baltimore.

He was born and raised in Cresaptown, Allegany County. After graduating from high school in 1959, he enlisted in the Air Force. He was discharged with the rank of airman in 1963 and moved to Baltimore.

He was a member of Jenkins Memorial Church, where services were held Sunday.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, the former Rosemary Tolson; a son, Michael Parker of Glen Burnie; two daughters, Tammi Morgan and Sherri Notargiacomo, both of Bel Air; a stepdaughter, Maria Lupo of Severna Park; his father, Samuel Parker of Cumberland; a brother, Tim Parker of Elkridge; a sister, Sharon Insley of Arbutus; and four grandchildren.

Leonard L. Matricciani, 44, Procter & Gamble official

Leonard L. Matricciani, a Procter & Gamble Co. official in Baltimore and Cincinnati, died Thursday at his home in Loveland, Ohio, after a 2 1/2 -year battle with colon cancer. He was 44.

He was the son of Leo Matricciani, the heavyweight challenger who during World War II sparred against Joe Louis in a series of USO boxing shows staged in Europe.

A native of Baltimore, he was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute, where he was co-captain of the football team. He continued to play football at Yale University, where he graduated in 1973 with a degree in architectural engineering.

In 1974, Mr. Matricciani began working for Procter & Gamble in Baltimore. He held various management positions with the company and, in 1992, moved to its corporate headquarters in Cincinnati.

He kept a summer home in Ocean City.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.

Mr. Matricciani is survived by his wife of 22 years, the former Linda Plitt; his mother, Faye Matricciani of Baltimore; a sister, Denise Matricciani, and a brother, Brian Matricciani, both of Baltimore; and a niece.

Walter G. Wilson, 92, bricklayer for 60 years

Walter G. Wilson, a retired bricklayer whose work graced many homes in Guilford and Homeland, died of complications from surgery Feb. 3 at a hospital in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 92.

Mr. Wilson lived on a 40-acre farm in Parkton and worked for more than six decades as a bricklayer before retiring in 1983 and moving to Vero Beach.

In addition to his work in the affluent North Baltimore neighborhoods, he worked on many downtown office buildings, such as the Court Square Building, and area schools.

He was born and raised in Ellerslie in Northeast Baltimore and was a graduate of city schools. He attended Maryland Institute, College of Art.

A graveside service was held Saturday at Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Evelyn Amos; and several nieces and nephews.

Pub Date: 2/18/97

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