William R. Miles Sr., 82, NSA division director William...

April 11, 2000

William R. Miles Sr., 82, NSA division director

William R. Miles Sr., a retired National Security Agency division director and former Navy submariner, died Sunday from complications of heart-bypass surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 82 and lived in Catonsville.

After 17 years at the NSA at Fort Meade, he retired in 1973.

Born and raised on Walbrook Avenue in West Baltimore, Mr. Miles attended Polytechnic Institute before he enlisted in the Navy.

He spent his entire career aboard submarines and, during World War II, completed 13 patrols in the Pacific. After the war, he participated in the 1946 test of the atomic bomb at Bikini Atoll and surveillance of North Korea during the Korean War.

He retired from the Navy as a chief petty officer in 1956.

Mr. Miles was a member of the Submarine Veterans of World War II, the Fleet Reserve Association, the Phoenix Society and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He had been deacon and treasurer of Catonsville Baptist Church, 1004 Frederick Road, where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Frances Leach; a son, William R. Miles Jr. of Tamarac, Fla.; a daughter, Gail M. Ford of Finksburg; a brother, Edward S. Miles of Catonsville; a sister, Marie Snair of Ellicott City; three granddaughters; and three great-grandsons.

Fabian Lee Bailey, 36, carpenter, contractor

Fabian Lee Bailey, a carpenter and football fan, died Saturday of complications of a heart ailment at his Armistead Gardens home. He was 36.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Bailey was a self-employed Baltimore-area home improvement contractor.

The Armistead Gardens native was a graduate of Patterson High School. He enjoyed working out and attending football games.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Schimunek Funeral Home, 3331 Brehms Lane, Baltimore.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his parents, Jessie Bailey and Corrine Bailey; a brother, Tony Bailey; nieces and nephews; and special friend Rebecca Mills, all of Armistead Gardens.

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