Theodore C. Moore, 75, mechanical engineerTheodore C...

May 30, 1999

Theodore C. Moore, 75, mechanical engineer

Theodore C. Moore, a mechanical engineer who helped to air-condition downtown Baltimore in the 1950s, died of cardiomyopathy Wednesday at his home in Towson. He was 75.

Mr. Moore graduated from Polytechnic Institute and went on to receive his engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1952. By then, he was working for the Trane Co., selling large cooling systems for businesses and institutions.

Shortly after he graduated, the boom hit.

"Almost all the older buildings downtown were converted to air-conditioning over those next few years," said Henry Lewin, who worked with Moore at Trane. "By 1960, there weren't many that didn't run on Trane systems. Ted was right in the middle of all that."

Among dozens of major projects Mr. Moore was involved in was the cooling of the Lord Baltimore and Emerson hotels, Charles Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the U.S. Veterans Administration.

After retiring from Trane in 1975, he went on to found his own consulting company and later joined Fedor-White Associates Inc., where he worked until his death last week.

When not involved in engineering projects, he enjoyed boating and tending to the collection of bird and animal feeders arrayed around his home.

Mr. Moore was a longtime member of Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge 116, as well as the Baltimore Engineers' Club.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, with burial in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum Chapel, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.

Mr. Moore's wife of 30 years, the former Bermer E. Newberry, died in 1998.

He is survived by a son, Michael E. Moore of Towson; two brothers, John and James Moore of Baltimore; and a sister, Catherine Kelbaugh of Baltimore.

Alfred J. Marzetti, 71, manager with CSX railroad

Alfred J. Marzetti, a retired CSX railroad official who was active for many years in amateur theatricals, died Tuesday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson from complications of diabetes. The Mays Chapel resident was 71.

Mr. Marzetti, who began his railroading career with the then-Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in his native Ashland, Ky., in 1946, was manager of manpower control at the time of his retirement in 1988.

Known as Bob, he had held railroad posts in Huntington, W.Va., before coming to Baltimore in 1966. In 1986, he was transferred to Jacksonville, Fla., the home of CSX Transportation Inc., which is CSX Corp.'s railroad unit. He worked there until his retirement. He returned to the Baltimore area and settled in Mays Chapel in 1997.

Mr. Marzetti enjoyed singing and tap dancing and began performing as a 6-year-old in Ashland.

He later appeared on television and radio in Kentucky, and after moving to Baltimore, joined the Matthews Players at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in 1967.

He appeared in many of the drama group's productions and remained a member until the mid-1980s.

Mr. Marzetti also enjoyed writing poetry.

He was a graduate of high school in Ashland, and attended the University of Kentucky.

A former communicant of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Notre Dame Council.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, where he was a member.

Mr. Marzetti is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Oriana Castrucci; three daughters, Angela Marzetti Steinmetz of Hunt Valley, Juliana Marzetti Hawes of Taneytown and Victoria M. Marzetti of Destin, Fla.; two brothers, Lawrence Marzetti of Annapolis and Dante Marzetti of Ashland, Ky.; and four grandchildren.

William L. Bowman, 62, retired BWI airport Sky Cap

William L. Bowman, who worked as a Sky Cap at Baltimore-Washington International Airport and later as a part-time driver for a Baltimore funeral establishment, died Tuesday of kidney failure at his Southwest Baltimore residence. He was 62.

Mr. Bowman was employed as a Sky Cap at BWI for 10 years until retiring on medical disability in 1996.

At the time of his death, Mr. Bowman was a part-time driver for Nutter Funeral Homes Inc.

Earlier, he had driven delivery trucks for Hauswald's Bakery.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, Mr. Bowman was a graduate of Carver Vocational Technical High School.

A sports fan, he enjoyed watching and attending boxing matches and baseball and football games.

Services will be held at noon Tuesday at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 3459 Park Heights Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Odessa Young; three daughters, Renee Bowman and Fandreia Bowman, both of Baltimore, and Odyssey Bean of Woodlawn; his mother, Ethel Bowman of Baltimore; a sister, Dorothy Carson of North Carolina; and two grandchildren.


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