Theo C. Andersen, 81, photography store co-ownerTheo C...

October 24, 1997

Theo C. Andersen, 81, photography store co-owner

Theo C. Andersen, a former co-owner of Blakeslee-Lane commercial photographers, died of cancer Oct. 16 in Palo Alto, Calif., where he had gone for treatment. He was 81 and lived in Catonsville.

He was co-owner of the North Charles Street photography company, now known as the Blakeslee Group Inc., from 1940 until he retired in 1971.

That year, Mr. Andersen went to work for Accent Displays Inc., a Baltimore company that constructs displays for industrial trade shows. He retired again in 1983 and was a consultant to the company until last year.

Born and raised in Northwest Baltimore, he attended Polytechnic Institute.

An accomplished woodworker and cabinetmaker, he had an elaborate woodworking shop in the basement of his home. Relatives and friends called him "Mr. Fix-It."

He was a communicant of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 4711 Edmondson Ave. in Ten Hills, where a memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Nov. 22.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Anne Loeber; a son, Erik C. Andersen of Mequon, Wis.; a daughter, Kristin A. Stanfield of Los Altos, Calif; a brother, Francis C. Andersen of Baltimore; and two grandsons.

Ford Albert Duncan Jr., 67, steel worker for 37 years

Ford Albert Duncan Jr., a steel worker and model train enthusiast, died of diabetes and pneumonia Monday at Sinai Hospital. The Randallstown resident was 67.

Mr. Duncan joined Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant in 1954 and held various jobs before he retired as a foreman in 1991.

A native of Parsonsburg on the Eastern Shore, he moved to Baltimore with his parents as a child and attended Douglass High School in the late 1940s. He served in the Army during the Korean War and worked at an automotive repair shop after he was discharged.

Mr. Duncan collected and repaired model trains, worked at hobby shops and operated a model train repair and consulting business from his home.

Services are planned for 11 a.m. today at Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1714 Madison Ave. in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Jean Peters, whom he married in 1967; and a daughter, Angela Duncan, both of Randallstown.

Pub Date: 10/24/97

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