Henry K. Schaaf, 84, worked for family's meat...

October 12, 1998

Henry K. Schaaf, 84, worked for family's meat business

Henry Karl Schaaf, a World War II veteran who had worked in his family's meat business, died Oct. 6 at St. Agnes HealthCare after a long battle with heart disease. The longtime Catonsville resident was 84.

Born and raised in Catonsville, Mr. Schaaf served aboard a Navy destroyer during World War II.

After the war, he graduated from the University of Maryland and joined Schaaf Inc., Pork and Beef, the family meat business at the Cross Street Market.

After the business was sold in 1966, Mr. Schaaf worked for West- inghouse Electric Corp. as an electronics technician.

At Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, where he resided with Naomi Schaaf, his wife of 59 years, Mr. Schaaf was TC a member of the Masonic order and was president of the Charlestown lodge. He delivered for Meals on Wheels in South Baltimore and was a member of the Charlestown Amateur Radio Club.

Services were held Saturday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Betty DeGrafft of Columbia; and two grandchildren.

George J. Perry Sr., 74, newspaper compositor

George J. Perry Sr., a former Baltimore Sun Co. printer, died Tuesday from complications of heart surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 74 and a longtime Baltimore Highlands resident.

Mr. Perry began his career in 1960 in the newspaper company's composing room as a compositor. He retired in 1985. He was a member of the International Typographical Union and active in union affairs.

He was born in Bristol, R.I., and raised in Cambridge, Mass., where he graduated from high school. Before he became a printer, he worked for many years converting coal furnaces to use gas or oil.

Mr. Perry was a member of Har Sinai Congregation in Baltimore and active in its Brotherhood.

Services were held Thursday.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Rena Ida Deitchman; three sons, George W. Perry of Somerville, Mass., George J. Perry Jr. of Baltimore and Joseph M. Perry of Randallstown; a daughter, Susan Long of Fort Ashby, W.Va.; a stepson, Brian Rudo of Sykesville; a stepdaughter, Nadine Clunie of Sun Lake, Ariz.; two sisters, Louise Campbell of Lexington, Mass., and Rose Walsh of Chelmsford, Mass.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 10/12/98

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