Harry Howard Ford, 75, Western Electric supervisorHarry...

September 14, 1999

Harry Howard Ford, 75, Western Electric supervisor

Harry Howard Ford, a retired Western Electric Co. supervisor, died Wednesday of cancer at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 75 and lived in Forest Park.

Employed at Western Electric from 1946 to 1982, he retired as a safety-engineer supervisor and received perfect attendance awards on numerous occasions.

Born in Blackstone, Va., Mr. Ford came to Baltimore as a child and was a graduate of Carver Vocational Technical High School. He attended the Community College of Baltimore.

During World War II, he served in the Marines as a staff sergeant in an all-black unit. In the Pacific, he made landings at Peleliu, Saipan, Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

He founded the Young Marines of Baltimore and had been a member of the Congress of Racial Equality.

At Augsburg Lutheran Church, Mr. Ford helped run a food pantry at the church where he worshiped for 38 years. He was a first aid instructor with the Baltimore Chapter of the American Red Cross.

He was married to the former Clustie Allen, a retired city public school administrator, for 32 years. She survives him.

Funeral services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today at Payne Memorial AME Church, 1714 Madison Ave., where he was an honorary member.

Other survivors include four sons, Harry H. Ford Jr., Andre Ford, El Ricco Ford, and Darryl Ford, all of Baltimore; six daughters, Audrey Amaker of Philadelphia, Paulette Harris, Fay Pearson, Yasmin Mello, LaTanya Forest and Corliss Bailey, all of Baltimore; a brother, James Ford of Jamaica, N.Y.; a sister, Jane Khattah of Baltimore; 27 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mildred Marie Menchine, 96, teacher, homemaker

Mildred Marie Menchine, a homemaker and retired teacher, died in her sleep Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice. The Glen Arm resident was 96.

She taught elementary school in Baltimore County public schools in the 1930s and 1940s.

Born in Baltimore, the former Mildred Marie Hendrichs was a graduate of Western High School and Towson State Teachers College. She also attended the Johns Hopkins University.

In 1932, she married W. Albert Menchine, an attorney who was appointed to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Mr. Menchine died in 1989.

Mrs. Menchine's son, sports historian Ron Menchine, was a radio announcer for the Washington Senators baseball team until 1971. During the early 1960s, he did the Baltimore Orioles pre- and post-game shows on WBAL radio.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Mitchell Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road.

Mrs. Menchine is also survived by a daughter, Anne M. Craig of Parkville, two grandsons and two great-grandsons.

Warren T. Young, 73, construction worker, waiter

Warren T. Young, a former waiter and construction worker, died Thursday of cardiac arrest at his West Baltimore home. He was 73.

Mr. Young worked for a Baltimore construction company until retiring in the early 1980s. Earlier, he spent about 20 years waiting tables at the Suburban Club in Northwest Baltimore and the Governor's Club on Eutaw Place.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, he was a graduate of Frederick Douglass Senior High School and served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II.

He was an avid baseball fan.

Services will be held at 12: 30 p.m. Thursday at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

He is survived by three sons, Rodney Young, Terrell Young and Leon Young; a daughter, Lisa Jones; two brothers, William Young and Donald Young; two sisters, Anna Smith and Lorraine Coleman; and a grandchild. All are of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 9/14/99

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