William D. Peacher Sr., 79, builder, insurance...

May 28, 1999

William D. Peacher Sr., 79, builder, insurance agent

William D. Peacher Sr., a Harford County home builder, died Tuesday of heart and kidney failure at Fallston General Hospital. He was 79 and lived in Hickory.

During his 30 years as builder, beginning in 1965, he built post offices and homes in such developments as Heritage Woods, Springdale, Brook Hill Farms and Overshot.

Mr. Peacher, whose father owned Peacher's Bakery in Dundalk, was born in East Baltimore and graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1938.

During World War II he served in the Navy aboard merchant vessels in the Atlantic and Pacific. After he was discharged in 1945, he was an insurance agent for 20 years.

He was a member of the National Home Builders Association and attended Bel Air United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 W. McPhail Road, Bel Air.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Jan Taylor; two sons, William D. Peacher Jr. and Scott H. Peacher, both of Hickory; a daughter, Pamela Robb of Hickory; two brothers, the Rev. Eric H. Peacher of Timonium and Charles A. Peacher of Perry Hall; four sisters, Mildred Peacher of Glen Arm, Grace Lassahn of Snellville, Ga., June Grden of Jarrettsville and Ruth Davis of Lutherville; and seven grandchildren.

Harry Lee Jordan III, 39, church musician

Harry Lee Jordan III, a church musician, died May 21 of an AIDS-related illness at his Southwest Baltimore home. He was 39.

Mr. Jordan, a founder and director of Pittsburgh's Gay Men's Chorus, was music director of Elderslie-St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on Pimlico Road in Northwest Baltimore.

He was accompanist of the New Wave Singers of Baltimore from 1994 to 1998 and performed with the Positive Voices of Baltimore and the Baltimore Men's Chorus.

Born in Pittsburgh, he attended Boyce Community College and Duquesne University.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. June 4 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 5501 Silver Hill Road, Forestville.

He is survived by his father, Harry Lee Jordon Jr. of Waldorf; two brothers, William Poole Jr. of Philadelphia and Gerald Jordan of Pittsburgh; and three sisters, Mary Blackwell of Pittsburgh, Dora Haynes of Indian Head, and Francene Jordan of Waldorf.

Richard Peter Dawson, 55, printing firm lithographer

Richard Peter Dawson, a lithographer, died of a heart attack Saturday at his Lutherville home. He was 55.

Mr. Dawson had been employed at Westland Printers in Burtonsville for the past 17 years.

Earlier, he worked at John D. Lucas Printing Co. in Baltimore.

Born in McKees Rocks, Pa., he graduated from Towson High School in 1961.

He enjoyed working with wood, making furniture and gardening.

Funeral services were held Tuesday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara A. Sherman, whom he married in 1965; two sons, Richard S. Dawson of Sparks and David B. Dawson of Middletown, N.J.; his mother, Mary Dawson of McKees Rocks; and a brother, Robert P. Dawson of Austin, Texas.

Pub Date: 5/28/99

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