Charles Vernon Richter, 91, electronics repairmanCharles...

November 20, 1999

Charles Vernon Richter, 91, electronics repairman

Charles Vernon Richter, who serviced electronic equipment for the former Maryland Forest Service, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Hermitage Assistant Living Facility in Solomons. He was 91.

Mr. Richter worked for the state Forest Service, which is now part of the state Department of Natural Resources, from 1963 until retiring in 1978.

Earlier, he had worked for Joseph Zamoiski Co., installing kitchen equipment, and during the 1930s had operated a radio and electronics repair business.

The longtime Kentucky Avenue resident was born and raised on Gorsuch Avenue. He was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

During World War II, he was a civilian technician at the Patuxent Naval Air Station.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Parkwood Cemetery, 3310 Taylor Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, the former Mildred Phillips; a daughter, Betty Slingland of Solomons; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

T. Gordon Bautz Sr., 94, equipment company founder

T. Gordon Bautz Sr., former president and founder of Lutherville Supply and Equipment Co., died Sunday of prostate cancer at Oak Crest Retirement Village in Parkville. He was 94.

The longtime Lutherville resident founded the heavy equipment and industrial supply firm in 1955. He sold the business in the 1980s when he retired.

Earlier, for 25 years, he was the owner and operator of the Bautz Construction Co., which was one of the largest utility contractors on the East Coast.

Born and reared in Lauraville, he was a 1924 graduate of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and had studied civil engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.

For 45 years, Mr. Bautz had served St. Joseph Medical Center as a member and president of the hospital's advisory board, and had been chairman of the board of trustees from 1974 to 1977. He was a member of the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Board from 1989 to 1997.

He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, the former Marie Meyer; a son, T. Gordon Bautz Jr. of Islamorada, Fla.; a brother, Donald Bautz of Fort Lauderdale, Fla; a sister, Eileen Schmidt of Sherwood Forest; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Margaret Claudia Taylor, 44, social worker, clinician

Margaret Claudia Taylor, a social worker and clinician at the state Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents, died Sunday of cancer at her Charles Village home. She was 44.

At her death, Ms. Taylor worked at RICA in Catonsville, where she specialized in helping teen-age boys with psychiatric problems and was a therapist for individuals, groups and families.

From 1986 to 1991, she was a therapist and case worker at Springfield State Hospital. From 1979 to 1986, she was a therapist in protective services and foster care for the city Department of Social Services.

The lifelong Charles Village resident was a 1969 graduate of Roland Park Country School. She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from then Towson State University in 1977 and a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1979.

She was married to Jerry Allen Hobbs in 1985.

Ms. Taylor was a communicant of Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church and was an active member and past officer of the Baltimore Folk Music Society.

Services were held Tuesday.

In addition to her husband, Ms. Taylor is survived by her daughter, Juliana Taylor-Hobbs, at home; and her mother, Margaret J. Taylor of Baltimore.

Milton Edward Stanley, 82, teacher, principal for 41 years

Milton Edward Stanley, a retired Baltimore public school educator, died Sunday of Parkinson's disease at Augsburg Lutheran Home. He was 82 and a former Pikesville resident.

Mr. Stanley, whose career spanned 41 years, retired in 1978 from Dr. Bernard Harris Sr. Elementary School on Caroline Street, where he had been principal since 1969.

He joined the school system as a teacher in 1937.

He also was a former stock salesman and secretary-treasurer of Securities Inc., a small Baltimore stock brokerage firm.

The Northwest Baltimore native earned a bachelor's degree from Coppin State College in 1937 and, later, bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University's Teachers College in New York City, and a master's in education from the Johns Hopkins University.

During World War II, he served in the Army in Italy and was discharged with the rank of lieutenant.

In 1947, he married Doreva Koger, who survives him.

He was a life member, trustee and finance officer of Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church, 1206 Etting St., where services were held yesterday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Quinn Stanley of Pikesville and Bryant Stanley of New Market; three brothers, Warren Stanley, Earl Stanley and Thomas Stanley, and two sisters, Delores Hall and Elaine Hamiel, all of Baltimore.

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