William Fremd, 77, firefighter, WWII veteran William...

November 05, 1999

William Fremd, 77, firefighter, WWII veteran

William Fremd, a retired Baltimore City firefighter and World War II veteran, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at the Augsburg Lutheran Home in Lochearn. The former longtime Southwest Baltimore resident was 77.

He began his 38-year career with the city Fire Department in 1947 at No. 53 Engine in Edmondson Village. He spent the last 15 years of his career working at No. 2 Engine on Light Street, where he retired in 1985 with the rank of lieutenant.

Born in Germany, he immigrated to Baltimore with his family in 1925 and settled on Christian Street, where he lived until moving to the retirement home last year.

He attended city public schools until ninth grade to help support his family. He later worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corp's Key Highway shipyard until being drafted into the Army in 1942. He served with the Office of Strategic Services in Europe until being discharged in 1945.

He had been active with the Boy Scouts, and was given the organization's Silver Beaver Award. He also was active in Little League baseball.

He had been a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.

He was married in 1942 to Katherine Swanner, who died in 1997.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. Fremd is survived by a son, Rodney W. Fremd of New Market; a brother, Walter Fremd of Timonium; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Coley Manford Fulford, 74, corrections officer

Coley Manford Fulford, a retired Baltimore County corrections officer, died of a heart attack Monday at Franklin Woods Rehabilitation Center. He was 74 and lived in Middle River.

He retired 10 years ago as an officer at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson after 20 years of service. Earlier, he had worked at the former Glenn L. Martin Co. aircraft manufacturing plant in Middle River.

Born in Aurora, N.C., where he attended local schools, he moved to Baltimore in 1944.

In 1945, he married Eunice Bafford, who survives him.

He was a member of Middle River Baptist Church, 610 Middle River Road, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

He is also survived by a daughter, Shannon Clark of Perry Hall; a brother, Joseph Fulford of Fredericksburg, Va.; and two grandchildren.

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