William Leroy Dunstan, 84, engineer and carpenter...

April 18, 2000

William Leroy Dunstan, 84, engineer and carpenter

William Leroy Dunstan Sr., a retired drafting engineer and carpenter, died Sunday of emphysema at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 84.

A resident of Jacksonville in Baltimore County since 1954, Mr. Dunstan retired in the 1970s from Laird, Rock & Small residential builders, where he had been a carpenter for eight years. Earlier, he had been a drafting engineer since the late 1940s for Leary Manufacturing Co. in Baltimore.

FOR THE RECORD - William L. Dunstan: An April 18 obituary for William L. Dunstan misstated the residence of his daughter, Eleanor Dunstan Davis. She lives in Frederick. The Sun regrets the error.

Born in New York City and raised on Barclay Street in North Baltimore, Mr. Dunstan was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

During World War II, he joined the infantry and served with the 29th Division. He was wounded at Omaha Beach during the Normandy invasion and was decorated with the Purple Heart. He was discharged in 1945 as a sergeant.

An avid golfer, he played at Longview Golf Course in Timonium and Pine Ridge.

He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3911 Sweet Air Road, in Phoenix, where services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Dorothy Krieger; two sons, William L. Dunstan Jr. of Reisterstown and Albert K. Dunstan of Baldwin; a daughter, Eleanor D. Davis of Timonium; six grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.

Daisy Lee Caldwell, 77, telephone company employee

Daisy Lee Caldwell, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland employee and church organist, died Thursday from complications of a stroke at Future-Care Old Court in Randallstown. She was 77.

The longtime Randallstown resident had worked for 30 years as a C&P service representative until retiring in 1988. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America.

Until her stroke in February, Mrs. Caldwell, who played piano and organ, had been the organist for First Christ Baptist Church in Randallstown.

Earlier, she had been organist at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington. Locally, she had been organist at Cornerstone Baptist, Wildwood Parkway United Methodist, Morningstar Baptist, Mount Zion United Methodist and Union Bethel African Methodist Episcopal churches.

Born Daisy Lee Markley in Flat Rock, N.C., she moved to Washington where she graduated from Dunbar High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from Minor Teachers' College, now part of Howard University.

She was married in 1949 to Burley Caldwell, who died last year.

She was a member and organist of Falls Road African Methodist Episcopal Church, where services were held yesterday.

She is survived by her son, Benjamin Caldwell of Philadelphia; special friends Deborah Hammond of Randallstown and Barbara Carrington of Pikesville; and nieces and nephews.

Horace John Kick Jr., 74, founded heating company

Horace John Kick Jr., founder of a Hampden heating and air-conditioning company and ship modeler, died Wednesday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 74.

In 1958, he established Kick Sheet Metal Co. He closed the business two years ago and retired.

A Roland Park resident, he was born in Libertyville, Ill., and graduated from high school there.

In 1944, he joined the Navy and was assigned to the crew of the LSM-29 (landing ship medium) as a motor machinist. He served in the Pacific and participated in the Leyte, Luzon and Okinawa invasions. He was discharged in 1946.

He moved to Baltimore in 1951 and married Margaret "Peggy" Dakshaw in 1956.

In the basement workshop of his Wilmslow Road home, Mr. Kick built models of World War II naval vessels, tugboats and shrimp boats.

Working from ship's plans, he fashioned motorized model ships that were built to a quarter- or half-inch scale.

His model of his former ship, the LSM-29, is on display aboard the carrier Yorktown, which is moored at Patriot's Point Naval Museum in Charleston, S.C. He also displayed his models at Navy reunions.

He was a member of the American Legion in Hampden.

Services were held yesterday at Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home Inc. in Hampden.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Kick is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Shortt of Towson and Deborah Louise Smedley of Perry Hall; five brothers, Ralph Kick of Ringwood, Ill., Harold Kick and David Kick, both of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Thomas Kick of Marshall, Wis., and Louis Kick of Yorkville, Ill.; a sister, Grace Zimmerman of Pardeeville, Wis.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Donald M. Jett, 85, homebuilder

Donald M. Jett, a Baltimore-area homebuilder who was a leader in Maryland Scottish Rite, died Thursday of cancer at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. He was 85.

Mr. Jett was born in Baltimore and graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1938. He attended the University of Baltimore and Loyola College and received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in the 1940s.

He married Lillian G. Knapp in 1934. She died in 1994.

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