Harry A. Dundore, 88, established Diecraft Inc.Harry A...

January 22, 1998

Harry A. Dundore, 88, established Diecraft Inc.

Harry A. Dundore, a retired industrialist and former chairman of the Baltimore County Planning Board, died of pneumonia Jan. 5 in Boca Raton (Fla.) Community Hospital. He was 88.

Mr. Dundore, a resident of Boca Raton since 1970, established Diecraft Inc., a precision machining concern in Sparks, in 1932. The company, which was an important supplier to the defense and aerospace industries, was acquired by Bausch & Lomb in 1966. He retired in 1969.

In 1960, he was appointed to the planning board by Baltimore County Executive Christian H. Kahl and, in 1963, was reappointed by County Executive Spiro T. Agnew, a longtime friend and business associate.

It was under Mr. Dundore's leadership that the county completed its first master plan and comprehensive zoning map. He resigned in 1966.

Mr. Dundore also played a prominent role in the relocation of St. Paul's School from Mount Washington to its Brooklandville campus in 1952. He served on the school's board from 1955 to 1970.

He was born in the Rossville section of Baltimore County, graduated from Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree from Maryland Institute, College of Art.

A golfer, fisherman and waterfowl hunter, he had a summer home in Ocean City for years.

He belonged to the Baltimore Country Club, the Ocean City Yacht and Country Club, the Ocean City Light Tackle Club, Green's Island Gun Club in Dorchester County and the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club in Boca Raton.

Graveside services were held Jan. 12.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Marion Green; a son, Harry R. Dundore of Easton; and two grandsons.

Marguerite Griffin, 89, homemaker, churchwoman

Marguerite Griffin, a homemaker and churchwoman, died of heart failure Thursday at Church Home, where she had lived for the past year. She was 89.

The former Marguerite Turner attended Hardin-Simmons College in her native Abilene, Texas, in the 1920s and worked as a teacher.

She married John Griffin in 1937, and they moved to Tyaskin in Wicomico County in 1972.

Mrs. Griffin was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Tyaskin, where she was involved in many activities and was music director from 1978 to 1990.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Margaret's Chapel in Church Home, 101 N. Bond St.

Her husband died in 1979. She is survived by three sons, John B. Griffin Jr., James Griffin and Peter E. Griffin, all of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Wilbur S. Wright, 89, B&O crane operator

Wilbur S. Wright, a retired crane operator for Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, died of heart failure Saturday at North Arundel Hospital. The Severn resident was 89.

A native of rural Dorsey in Anne Arundel County, he was a crane operator at the B&O's Mount Clare Station from 1925 until he retired in 1972.

He was a lifelong member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Hanover.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, the former Louanna Davis, whom he married in 1928; a son, James S. Wright of Fayetteville, Ala.; two daughters, Mabel Dailey of Glen Burnie and Audrey Dailey of Severn; two sisters, Rachel Mae Wright and Sarah Lucille Cook, both of Dorsey; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 1/22/98

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