Doris B. Kalin, 91, bar, nightclub owner Doris B...

September 12, 2000

Doris B. Kalin, 91, bar, nightclub owner

Doris B. Kalin, former owner of several area bars and nightclubs, died Saturday of heart failure at her Pikesville home. She was 91.

Born Doris Bazensky in Baltimore, she was the daughter of a Pennsylvania Avenue grocer. She attended Baltimore public schools until leaving to help her father in his store.

She married Paul Kalin in 1930; he died in 1989.

In the early 1930s, she and her husband purchased their first nightclub, the Swing Club at Mulberry and Pine streets. The couple later owned the Night Owl on Reisterstown Road and the Miami Night Club at Gay and Fayette streets.

In 1959, they purchased the Northway, a restaurant and package goods store on Route 3 in Millersville. She retired in 1970 from the business, which is now operated by family members

Mrs. Kalin was a charter member of the Royal Sister's Society and a member of the Friendship Sisters, both social clubs. She had also been treasurer for 42 years of the Bazensky Cousins Club.

She also was a member of the Tuesday Night Social Club and enjoyed bowling and playing bingo.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by a son, Alvin G. Kalin of Lutherville; two brothers, Sidney Bazensky of Baltimore and David Bazensky of California; a sister, Rae Steller of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Lt. Gen. William W. Quinn, 92, World War II veteran

Retired Army Lt. Gen. William Wilson Quinn, a veteran of World War II and Korea, died yesterday of congestive heart failure at Water Reed Army Hospital. He was 92.

General Quinn lived in Arlington, Va., and had a second residence outside St. Michaels in Talbot County.

In World War II, he was responsible for gathering and coordinating information for the successful amphibious invasion of southern France by French and American troops on Aug. 15, 1944.

Four months later, he gave timely warning of a German offensive near the French city of Colmar and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his actions. Other decorations included the Silver Star, Purple Heart and Legion of Merit.

After the war, he played a role in the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency from the wartime spy unit, the Office of Strategic Services.

Newspaper correspondents gave him the name "Buffalo Bill" after he was given command of the 17th Infantry Regiment, known as the Buffaloes, during the Korean War. He also ran the intelligence operation for the Marines amphibious assault at Inchon on Sept. 15, 1950.

His other assignments included director of public information for the Army, deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Army and commander of the 7th Army in Germany from 1964 to 1966 when he retired. He then was a vice president of Martin Marietta's aerospace group until 1972 when he established Quinn Associates, a consulting firm.

"I would often see him having lunch in Easton with [former U.S. Sen.] Barry Goldwater," said Frank Mason, an Easton resident, "And sometimes they'd be joined by [former U.S. Sen.] George McGovern."

Born in Crisfield, where his father owned the local newspaper, General Quinn graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1933.

His memberships included the Army and Navy Club, the Chevy Chase Club and the Talbot County Historical Society.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues in Northwest Washington.

He is survived by his wife, the former Bette Williams, whom he married in 1939; a son, William W. Quinn Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Sally Quinn of Washington and Donna Quinn Robbins of Oakland, Calif; and four grandchildren.

Edwin Felton Shaver, 67, country store owner

Edwin Felton Shaver, former owner of a historic country general store, died Wednesday of complications from surgery at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 67.

Mr. Shaver, a Sharptown resident who had headed the meat department of Pantry Pride's Salisbury Mall store for 13 years, purchased the 100-year-old Bethel General Store in Bethel, Del., in 1981.

In addition to selling goods, Mr. Shaver also enjoyed chatting and joking with his customers. The store is now operated by his sons.

Born in Manheim, W.Va., Mr. Shaver was a graduate of Rowlesburg High School. He was in the Navy during the Korean War and was discharged in 1956.

In 1956, he began his career as a meat cutter, working for Food Fair in Baltimore. He was promoted to manager and worked at stores in Baltimore, Frederick and Hagerstown before joining Pantry Pride in 1968.

He enjoyed carpentry and had built four homes.

Services were held Saturday.

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