Jonathan M. Chatman, 60 city housing inspector Jonathan...

March 19, 2000

Jonathan M. Chatman, 60 city housing inspector

Jonathan Maxwell Chatman, a retired city Housing Department inspector, died Monday of cancer at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 60.

Mr. Chatman, known as Maxwell, worked as a housing inspector for 30 years until retiring last year.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Chatman was a 1957 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. He attended Morehouse College and Lincoln University and briefly taught in Baltimore public schools.

FOR THE RECORD - Jonathan M. Chatman: An obituary yesterday for Jonathan M. Chatman omitted the name of his daughter, Krystal Chatman of Baltimore, from the list of survivors. The Sun regrets the error.

He worked as a waiter for Harry M. Stevens Inc., caterers at Maryland racetracks, before joining the city Housing Department in 1969.

Services for Mr. Chatman will be held at noon Friday at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway in Baltimore.

He is survived by his son, Shawn Chatman of Baltimore; and his companion, Irene Ballo.

Walter Paul Jastremski, 87, federal civil engineer

Walter Paul Jastremski, a civil engineer who had a long career with the federal government, died Wednesday of a brain aneurysm at Franklin Square Hospital. He was 87.

Mr. Jastremski was the son of immigrants from Galicia, a region of current Poland and Ukraine. He spoke Polish until he started school in Curtis Bay at age 5. As he learned English, he would come home and teach his parents.

After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1930, he studied engineering at night while working days in the General Motors plant to support his family. "He was a true self-made man of the Horatio Alger type," said his daughter, Lynlee Brock of Glen Arm.

On Thanksgiving Day 1936, he married Regina M. Phipps, who died in 1990.

Mr. Jastremski began his engineering career in the late 1930s, assigned to various flood-control projects by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He and his family lived in several locations, including Syracuse, N.Y.; Williamsport, Pa.; and Wilkes Barre, Pa.

In 1950, he moved the family to Hamilton, and started a job with systems command at Andrews Air Force Base, helping to maintain airstrips and buildings at military bases. He retired in 1979.

Mr. Jastremski loved golf, playing in amateur tournaments in California with his son, John, who died in 1993. He also sang in the choir at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Hydes and took piano lessons, learning to accompany himself as he sang Polish folk songs.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Evangelist Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes.

James Clifford Bosley, 63, electrical contractor

James Clifford Bosley, an electrical contractor, died Thursday of cancer at his Catonsville home. He was 63.

He operated Bosley Electric, a contracting firm, for 25 years.

Born in Arnettsville, W. Va., he attended schools there before moving to Baltimore more than 40 years ago.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing and playing the guitar.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fred. L. Jenkins Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Morgantown, W. Va.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joyce M. Briggs Bosley; two sisters, Healen A. Rich of Morgantown, W. Va. and Kay L. Sadilek of Joliet, Ill.; and his mother, Helen Sally Flowers Bosley of Morgantown, W. Va.

Howard R. Gallagher, 76, state MVA supervisor

Howard Raymond Gallagher, retired state Motor Vehicle Administration maintenance supervisor, died March 12 of pneumonia at a nursing home in Seminole, Fla. He was 76.

A former Carney resident who retired to Kenneth City, Fla., in 1987, he worked at MVA's Glen Burnie headquarters for 17 years and retired in 1986. Earlier, he worked at American Standard Corp. in Baltimore.

Born and raised on Fort Avenue, he was a graduate of Southern High School.

During World War II, he was a Navy gunner aboard aircraft carriers in the Pacific.

Plans for services are incomplete.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gerri Reeves Stull, whom he married in 1975; a son, Dale Gallagher of Baltimore; two daughters, Sue Wetters of Baltimore and Kathy Jones of Pasadena; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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