G. Edward Kerr Jr., 75, Hollins Market merchant G...

March 24, 2000

G. Edward Kerr Jr., 75, Hollins Market merchant

G. Edward Kerr Jr., who sold beef at a stall in Hollins Market in Southwest Baltimore, died Sunday at Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury after a fall. He was 75 and had lived in Ocean City for six years.

The Catonsville resident retired to Kent Island in 1973.

Beginning in the 1930s, he worked for the family meat-cutting business -- G. Edward Kerr & Sons -- at the market at Hollins Street and Carrollton Avenue. In 1963, he sold the stall and became an agent for Monumental Life Insurance Co.

Born in Baltimore, he attended St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery School in Irvington and Calvert Hall College.

He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945 as a sergeant. He was a past commander of the Kent Island American Legion Post.

In 1948, he married Audrey Hogan.

A Mass was offered Wednesday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, G. Edward Kerr III of Cockeysville, Casey K. Kerr of Abingdon and Richard P. "Chuck" Kerr of Manteo, N.C.; three daughters, Judith Kropfelder of Stevensville, Margaret P. "Sissy" Kerr of Severna Park and Sally Ann Kerr of Friday Harbor, Wash.; a brother, Paul G. Kerr of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Julia Ahern of Ridgewood, N.J., and Mary Ann Rowe of St. Mary's; and 10 grandchildren.

Mitchell I. Windsor, 84, plumbing supply firm owner

Mitchell I. Windsor, owner of an industrial valve and plumbing supply firm, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his Ellicott City home. He was 84.

In the 1950s, he founded Admiralty Supply -- later known as Adsuco Inc. -- in Northeast Baltimore. He retired in 1995.

Born in Oriole in Somerset County, he attended local schools there and the American Mortuary College in New York. He moved to Baltimore as a young man and worked for the John J. Fahey funeral home on Light Street in southern Baltimore. He was a purchasing agent for valves and fittings at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s old Key Highway ship repair yard and its Sparrows Point plant in the 1940s.

He served in the Army in the Panama Canal and in Hawaii.

In 1947, he married Bernadette Clark.

A Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 3755 St. Paul St. in Ellicott City.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Roger M. Windsor of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Robert M. Perkins Sr., 84, salesman, merchant marine

Robert Mitchell Perkins Sr., a retired clothing salesman, died Monday of an embolism at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 84 and lived in Lutherville.

Based in Baltimore, he was the mid-Atlantic sales representative for Hubbard Co., a men's clothing manufacturer, from 1946 until his retirement in 1977.

Born in Fort Pierce, Fla., he attended Savannah, Ga., schools.

Mr. Perkins served in the Merchant Marine from 1932 to 1946. He received the Merchant Marine Defense Bar and the Military Combat Bar for service in the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean. The Russian government awarded him a medal in 1995 on the 50th anniversary of the convoy on which he served to Murmansk.

While on a freighter carrying war materials, he was torpedoed off the North African coast. He was rescued from a lifeboat by another ship in the convoy.

In 1943, he married Lillie Ellen Crumbacher. She died in 1993.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his three sons, Robert Mitchell Perkins Jr. of Lutherville, John T. Perkins of Sparks and William D. Perkins of Woodstock, Ga.; a daughter, Vicky Bennett of Lutherville; a sister, Sarah Cook of Savannah; and six grandchildren.

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