Clarence W. Stevens Sr., 74, printer for SunClarence W...

January 09, 1999

Clarence W. Stevens Sr., 74, printer for Sun

Clarence W. Stevens Sr., a retired printer for the Baltimore Sun Co., died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Fallston General Hospital. He was 74 and lived in Bel Air.

Mr. Stevens worked in the newspaper company's composing room from 1971 until his retirement in 1995. Earlier, he had worked for the Washington Post and the News American.

He was born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, where he graduated from high school. He began his newspaper career in the 1940s as a sports reporter for the Glace Bay Gazette. He later worked at the Halifax Herald where, in addition to his work as a printer, he was a union organizer and secretary-treasurer.

Mr. Stevens enjoyed bowling, traveling and camping.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m today at the Evans Funeral Chapel, 3 Newport Drive in Bel Air.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rosanna L. Turnbull whom he married in 1947; two sons, Alexander P. Stevens of West Fenwick Island, Del., and Clarence W. Stevens Jr. of Springfield, Mo.; two daughters, Jane Anne Spurrier of Westminster and Constance Kalista of Elkton; three brothers, Herbert Stevens of Glace Bay, Jack Stevens of Toronto and the Rev. Bob Stevens of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia; three sisters, Margaret Conrad and Dorothy Redmond, both of Halifax, and Hilda MacLean of Toronto; and 11 grandchildren.

Alison E. Fryer, 72, real estate agent

Alison E. Fryer, a retired real estate agent and homemaker, died Sunday of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Lutherville resident was 72.

Mrs. Fryer began her real estate career during the 1970s and worked for Chase Fitzgerald & Co. and O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors. She retired in 1988.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Junior League, the Woman's Club of Roland Park and the Little Garden Club. She had been volunteer coordinator at Children's Hospital.

She had been a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church in Monkton.

The former Alison Wolfe, who was born and raised in Roland Park, graduated from Roland Park Country School and attended Simmons College in Boston. In 1948, she married Capt. Norman Ewing Fryer Jr., a career Navy officer who died in 1990.

A memorial service was held Thursday at Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Baltimore County.

She is survived by a son, Norman Ewing "Gus" Fryer III of Lothian; two daughters, Jane Alison Fryer of Washington and Eleanor Lindsey Bramwell of Towson; and four grandchildren.

William M. Alger Jr., 57, packer, mover

William Marshall Alger Jr., a packer and mover for Hampden Moving and Storage for more than 30 years, died at his home Tuesday of an apparent hemorrhage. He was 57.

Mr. Alger took pride in his packing abilities, said his niece April Hansen. "He always said he could pack crystal without breaking it," she said.

He was a member of the Barnburners Social Club, and his favorite pastime was socializing with friends. He also loved his cat Tilly, golfing and horseshoes.

Mr. Alger lived with his sister on Morling Avenue in Hampden, a few houses from where he grew up.

He attended Baltimore public schools and received a high school equivalency degree.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at A. Alan Seitz Jr. Funeral Home, 3818 Roland Ave.

He is survived by his parents, William and Margaret Alger of Hampden; a sister, Barbara Hansen of Hampden; five nieces; and four great-nieces and great-nephews.

Lawrence A. Deel, 81, W. R. Grace plumber

Lawrence A. Deel, a retired maintenance plumber, died Wednesday at Oak Crest Village retirement community. He was 81.

The former Ellicott City resident, who had resided at the Parkville retirement community since 1996, was employed for nearly 30 years as a maintenance plumber at W. R. Grace & Co.'s research laboratory in Clarksville. He retired in 1989.

Born in Mobile, Ala., Mr. Deel moved to East Baltimore as a child. He attended city public schools until the eighth-grade when he left to help support his family.

During World War II, he served in the European theater of operations as an Army Air Corps mechanic. He was discharged in 1945. In 1952, he married the former Marie Fahrman, who died last year.

Mr. Deel was an avid vegetable gardener and enjoyed setting up his annual Christmas garden that featured old Lionel Standard-Gauge electric trains.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Oak Crest Village Chapel, 88 Walther Blvd. in Parkville.

He is survived by a daughter, Judith North of Parkville; a stepson, Robert Svehla of Ellicott City; and four grandchildren.

Pub Date: 1/09/99

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