William C. Franz, 76, supply company founder William C...

May 29, 2000

William C. Franz, 76, supply company founder

William C. Franz, who was a partner in a Timonium firm that specializes in industrial supplies, died Wednesday of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson. He was 76 and lived in Lutherville.

In 1961, Mr. Franz helped found McCleary-Franz Co. Inc., which supplies industrial equipment such as conveyor belts and forklifts. The business started in Waverly and moved to Timonium. He retired in 1994.

Mr. Franz was born in East Baltimore and graduated from City College in 1941. He was attending the Johns Hopkins University when he was drafted into the Army during World War II. He served in the Pacific and returned home in 1946.

Two years later, he received an engineering degree from Hopkins and married Louise Wise. The union ended in divorce in 1968.

Mr. Franz was affiliated with Boy Scout Troop 742 in Lutherville. He was active in the Parkville American Legion post and played for its golf team, the Sandblasters.

He enjoyed gardening and traveling, and visited more than 60 countries.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Franz is survived by two sons, Douglas Franz of Cockeysville and Gordon Franz of Mount Washington; a companion, Nina Bryant of Lutherville; and four grandchildren.

Doris Helene Young, 76, Hampden waitress

Doris Helene Young, a waitress at a popular Hampden restaurant and tap room for nearly 30 years, died Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital of complications from a heart attack. She was 76.

Until her retirement about 10 years ago, Mrs. Young had cultivated a roster of regulars at Frazier's Restaurant and Tap Room, in the 800 block of W. 33rd St.

"She definitely had a loyal following," said Norman Greenspun, owner of Frazier's. "She was a tiny, neat woman who knew all the customers -- who wanted a Budweiser and who wanted a dry martini with their lunch," Mr. Greenspun said.

"She was actually good for my business because she had lots of repeat customers, people who came for the food and her," he said.

Among those Mrs. Young waited on were the news crews from several television stations.

Before working at Frazier's, she worked at the El Paso Restaurant, now closed, when it was on West 36th Street. She worked there about 12 years, her family said.

"I would watch my mother come home from work, and I swore I'd never go into that line of work," said a daughter, Alice Chalfante of Cocoa, Fla. "She would be exhausted, but she made good tips. It was very hard work, though."

Born in Mount Washington, Mrs. Young attended public schools. She met her future husband, Walter Jerome Young, when she was a young woman. Mr. Young died in 1975.

After she retired, Mrs. Young took it easy. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch at 3501 Chestnut Ave. in Hampden and discussing the events of the day with passers-by.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, 3601 Falls Road.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by another daughter, Tina Alexander of Overlea; a son, Duke Goodspeed of Baltimore; and numerous grandchildren.

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