Arthur E. Mormann, 95, telephone company engineer...

March 16, 2000

Arthur E. Mormann, 95, telephone company engineer

Arthur E. Mormann, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. engineer, died Monday of heart failure at Charlestown Community in Catonsville. He was 95.

Mr. Mormann, who lived in Lochearn for 50 years and wrote a history of it, had lived at the retirement community, since 1987.

He joined C&P in 1922 and retired in 1969.

During the Cold War in the mid-1950s, he helped design the DEW Line, an early-warning radar line that extended across Alaska.

Born in Lansdowne, he was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

He joined the Boy Scouts in 1918. An Eagle Scout, he was a scoutmaster and a Baltimore Area Council executive board member.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Liberty Road and Masonic organizations.

In 1930, he married Catherine M. Ludwig, who died in 1986.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel at Charlestown, 713 Maiden Choice Lane.

He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn M. Manning of Hunt Valley and Donnette M. Cole of Delray Beach, Fla.; a sister, Netha Abate of Towson; four grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

Michael T. Baronella, 29, Western District policeman

Michael T. Baronella, a Baltimore police officer and Owings Mills resident, died Monday of cancer of the esophagus at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. He was 29.

Mr. Baronella, who had been on medical leave, had been a patrol officer in the Western District since 1993.

Born in Randallstown, he graduated from Randallstown High School in 1988 and earned an associate's degree in criminal justice from Catonsville Community College in 1990.

In 1997, he married Amy Townsend, also a police officer assigned to the Western District.

He was a member of Grace Bible Baptist Church, 1518 N. Rolling Road in Catonsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Alyssa M. Baronella and Payton E. Baronella; his parents, John C. Baronella and Diane M. Baronella of Randallstown; a sister, Angela M. Baronella of Randallstown; his paternal grandmother, Katherine Baronella of Woodmoor; and his maternal grandfather, Joseph E. McCue Jr. of Reisterstown.


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