John E. Thompson, 85, streetcar operatorJohn E. "Shad...

April 22, 1997

John E. Thompson, 85, streetcar operator

John E. "Shad" Thompson, a retired streetcar operator and bus driver, died of cardiac arrest Saturday at home in Baltimore. He was 85.

The native of Hamlin, W.Va., began driving streetcars in 1952 and later drove buses until failing eyesight forced him to retire in the mid-1970s. Earlier he was a bulldozer operator and truck driver.

He served in the Army from 1935 to 1937 and again during World War II.

Mr. Thompson, who was an avid vegetable gardener, was a member of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1300 for 22 years.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home, 6415 Belair Road.

Survivors include his wife, the former Doris Reynolds, whom he married in 1939; a daughter, Brenda Gail Evianiak of Essex; a sister, Virginia Childress of Christiansburg, Va.; two grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

Lewis H. Kaye, 76, bank clerk, singer

Lewis H. Kaye, a retired bank clerk and singer, died of cancer Saturday at his Northwest Baltimore residence. He was 76.

He retired from Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Co. in 1982, ending a 30-year career.

A bass baritone, he sang at St. John Episcopal Church in Glyndon for 25 years until last year, and earlier at Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Cedarcroft.

The Baltimore native and 1938 graduate of City College was a World War II Army veteran.

He was a member of Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave., where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today.

There are no immediate survivors.

Paul Seabrook Hyde, 85, a longtime educator, died of cardiac arrest April 7 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury while awaiting heart surgery.

During a 46-year career that ended in 1976, the Salisbury resident was a teacher and principal in Carroll and Cecil counties and Worcester and Wicomico counties on the Eastern Shore.

The native of Middleburg in Carroll County earned a teaching certificate from Towson State Normal School in 1931, a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College and a master's degree from Columbia University. He was a World War II Navy officer.

Services were held April 11. There were no survivors.

Pub Date: 4/22/97

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