Carl W. H. Ganz, 96, Sun advertising managerCarl W. H...

September 19, 1997

Carl W. H. Ganz, 96, Sun advertising manager

Carl W. H. Ganz, retired national advertising manager for The Baltimore Sun, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at the Annapolitan, an assisted-living residence in Annapolis. He was 96.

The former resident of Wiltondale and Towson moved to Annapolis last year.

Mr. Ganz began his career in the newspaper publishing company's classified advertising department in 1920. He was promoted to assistant national advertising manager in 1937 and later to manager. He retired in 1967.

He was a Baltimore native and a graduate of city schools.

He was a member of the Country Club of Maryland for more than 50 years. He also belonged to the Boumi Temple and the Blue Lodge Chapter and Commandery.

Services will be at 11 a.m. todayat John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis.

Survivors include his wife, the former Thelma Rau, whom he married in 1925; a daughter, Janice Greenwood of Queenstown; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Harry J. Anderson, 79, attorney in Baltimore

Harry J. Anderson, a retired attorney who was active in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, died of heart and kidney failure Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 79.

The longtime Towson resident had a general law practice in the old Tower Building on East Baltimore Street from 1947 to 1982.

He was born in Wilmington, Del., and graduated from Baltimore City College in 1937. He earned bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Baltimore in 1941 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1947.

He was a member of the Bar Association of Baltimore City and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

During World War II, he served in Europe as special agent in the Army Counter-Intelligence Corps.

At the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore, he was legal counsel and a member of the parish council. He had been secretary, vice president and president of the cathedral.

Services are planned for 10 a.m. today at the cathedral, Maryland Avenue and Preston Street.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Georgia V. Klosteridis; two daughters, Karen Tsouvalos of Timonium and Harriet Wetzelberger of Cockeysville; a brother, Nicholas J. Anderson of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

William Peter Palo, 71, National Brewing worker

William Peter Palo, who worked in sales and management for National Brewing Co. for many years, died of cancer Tuesday at Anne Arundel County Medical Center. He was 71 and lived in Pasadena.

He worked for National Brewing in Baltimore from the mid-1950s until the early 1970s. He later was a manager for a beer distributor in Laurel and retired in 1987.

The native of Stamford, Conn., graduated from the University of Maryland in 1952 and married Marilyn Slanker in 1954.

Mr. Palo bought and sold former military aircraft after retiring.

A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. today at Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road, Pasadena.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William P. Palo Jr. of Pasadena; a daughter, Brenda E. Palo of Crownsville; a sister, Fay Vento of Stamford; and three grandsons.

Robert K. Robson, 77, founded Shore business

Robert K. Robson, retired chief executive officer and president of Robson-Downes Associates Inc., an Eastern Shore maker of waterproofing materials, died of respiratory failure Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Oxford resident was 77.

He founded Robson Corp. in New York City in the late 1940s. It became Robson-Downes Associates Inc. He retired in 1990.

The New York native graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy hTC and earned a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.

Early in World War II, he was a navigator for Pan American Airways, assigned to the African-Orient Division. He later joined the Navy and was discharged in 1945.

A resident of Oxford since 1952, Mr. Robson was a past commodore of the Tred Avon Yacht Club and the Cruising Club of America.

His marriage to the former Jane Henderson ended in divorce.

He was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, where services are planned for 11 a.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Anne Kemp Bartlett; two sons, Gary R. Robson of Galena and Bruce W. Robson of Salisbury; a daughter, Allison Robson-Bateman of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; a brother, Gerald Robson of Pleasanton, Calif.; a stepson, R. Dixon Bartlett III of Richmond, Va.; three stepdaughters, Elizabeth M. Bartlett and Alice Bartlett Rogers, both of Easton, and Anne Bartlett Jelich of Trappe; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Pub Date: 9/19/97

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