James E. Plumhoff, 88, C&P Telephone supervisorJames Earl...

March 11, 1998

James E. Plumhoff, 88, C&P Telephone supervisor

James Earl Plumhoff, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland supervisor, died Saturday of complications of a stroke at Edenwald retirement community in Towson. He was 88.

Mr. Plumhoff was 14 when he joined C&P after the death of his father. He retired as supervisor of downtown repairs in 1972.

The East Baltimore native was raised in Overlea and graduated from the night school at Polytechnic Institute.

In 1933, he married Gertrude Leight and they lived in Stoneleigh until 1985, when they moved to Edenwald. Mrs. Plumhoff died last year.

He was a longtime member of Govans Boundary Methodist Church; a Mason who belonged to the Tuscan Lodge, Bonnie Blink Daylight Lodge, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple; and a member of Bykota Senior Citizens Center.

He enjoyed golf, woodworking and making stained glass.

A memorial service was held yesterday.

A son, J. Earle Plumhoff, died in 1988.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen Menzel of Timonium; a sister, Eleanor Jaeger of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 3/11/98

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