George J. Hynes, 77, retired printer for The SunGeorge J...

October 17, 1998

George J. Hynes, 77, retired printer for The Sun

George J. Hynes, a retired Baltimore Sun printer and World War II veteran, died Wednesday of cancer at his Arbutus residence. He was 77.

Mr. Hynes, who was also a former union official with the Baltimore Typographical Union No. 12, began his career in the composing room of The Baltimore Sun Co. in 1954. He retired in 1986.

He had been a former secretary-treasurer and chairman of the union's Baltimore Sun chapter.

Born and raised in Irvington, he was a graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School.

During World War II, he served with the 214th Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion in the European Theater of operations. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of technical specialist.

Mr. Hynes was married in 1950 to the former Vivian Riggs.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 4416 Wilkens Ave., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Jackie Hynes and Viv Hynes, both of Baltimore, and Gerry Bolton of Atlanta; a sister, Agnes Macaluso of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Melvin Dorsey, 59, Pretrial Services official

Melvin Dorsey, a longtime official with the U.S. Pretrial Services office in Baltimore, died Oct. 10 of a heart attack at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 59.

Mr. Dorsey was a trainer and coordinator in the pretrial services offices from 1976 to 1996.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Dorsey graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 1957. He earned his bachelor's degree from Morgan State University in 1973 and a master's degree from Morgan State in 1980. He served in the Army from 1959 to 1962.

Mr. Dorsey was assistant director of the Baltimore Pretrial Release Services from 1970 to 1973, and was program director of the state's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services from 1973 to 1976.

After 20 years with the U.S. Pretrial Services, he was a court commissioner for the District Court of Maryland until this year, when he became a manager of a city-sponsored senior citizens program.

Mr. Dorsey was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and belonged to the Masonic Lodge. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed home improvements.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the First Apostolic Faith Church, 27 S. Caroline St.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Green, whom he married in 1994; a son, William Crisp of Dundalk; four daughters, Jocelyn Dance of Edgewood, Denise Dorsey Brown of Columbia, and Jennifer Crisp and Deborah Dorsey, both of Baltimore; his parents, Samuel and Gladys Downs of Baltimore; two brothers, Irvin Dorsey and Linwood Downs, both of Baltimore; a sister, Francine Downs of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Pub Date: 10/17/98

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