Andrew H. Trost, 90, Lockheed Martin employee Andrew H...

July 10, 2000

Andrew H. Trost, 90, Lockheed Martin employee

Andrew H. Trost, a longtime Lockheed Martin employee, died July 3 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications from a stroke. He was 90.

Mr. Trost was married for more than 50 years to his first wife Lillian, who died in 1991.

In November 1993, on his 84th birthday, Mr. Trost married Helen Popp, a widow, with whom he had worked at the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Lockheed Martin Corp.

"We had one clear up until last year," Helen Trost said. "And we always invited the same people that came to the wedding."

Mr. Trost held various positions at Lockheed Martin before retiring in 1976 as a supervisor with 30 years of experience. He also was a volunteer driver for the Hereford Volunteer Ambulance Association. In May, the ambulance association presented Mr. Trost with an emeritus award for his service and dedication, his wife said.

He and his first wife lived on 8 acres in the Monkton area until the couple moved to Towson in 1983. After her death, Mr. Trost made a substantial gift to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, providing the seed money for the coronary care unit named in the couple's honor.

Mr. Trost had a keen sense of humor, his wife said, and liked to joke. He followed the stock market closely, and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing on television.

"If you had ever seen him, you would never think he was 90," Mrs. Trost said. "He really didn't look his age."

Funeral services were held Saturday.

John V. Walker Jr., 55, sold electronics equipment

John V. Walker Jr., a former Navy man and electronics manufacturers representative, died of kidney cancer Friday at home in Westminster. He was 55.

Mr. Walker was an electronics manufacturers representative for more than 25 years. For the past 15 years, he and his brother, Thomas, owned Walker Associates, a Westminster company that sold equipment to and for major electronics manufacturing companies.

Mr. Walker, his wife and daughter operated a home-based real estate business for the past 14 years.

Born in Winston-Salem, N.C., he moved to Maryland in 1956. He graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1964 and enlisted in the Navy, serving as an electronics warfare technician until 1968.

He was on the board of directors of Carroll County Board of Realtors and served on several committees. He also was a board member of Mid-Atlantic Realty Services.

Family members said Mr. Walker was well-liked in the real estate community.

"When he became ill, his friends [in real estate] set up a fund for him," said daughter Jamie Walker of Westminster. "They had a golf tournament and all the proceeds from that went to him. Everyone in the real estate community helped out."

He was a member of Church of the Open Door in Westminster.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Janet Zimmerman; a son, Jeff Walker of Westminster; another daughter, Jennie Wollnweber of Owings Mills; his parents, Ruby Turner Musick of King, N.C., and John V. Walker Sr. of Advance, N.C.; his grandmother, Ila Mae Walker, also of Advance; two sisters, Linda Smith of Lakeland, Fla., and Michelle Perches of the Woodlands, Texas; his brother, Thomas Walker of Mitchellville; and a granddaughter.

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