William E. Bollinger Sr., 79, veteran, foreman William...

January 15, 2001

William E. Bollinger Sr., 79, veteran, foreman

William E. Bollinger Sr., a retired Rosewood State Hospital foreman and Carroll County volunteer firefighter, died Jan. 8 of respiratory failure at his Gamber home. He was 79.

For 33 years until retiring in the early 1970s, Mr. Bollinger was plumbing and heating foreman at Rosewood State Hospital, now Rosewood Center, in Owings Mills.

He was a charter member and volunteer firefighter of the Gamber and Community Fire Company, a past president of the Carroll County Fireman's Association and had been inducted into the Carroll County Firemen's Hall of Fame.

Born and raised in Uniontown, he attended Carroll County public schools until leaving in the seventh grade to help support his family.

During World War II, he served in the Army as a combat engineer and participated in the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944. He was discharged at war's end, and his decorations included the Bronze Star.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Emmitsburg and the American Legion post in Sykesville. He was also a member of the Moose and MECA.

He was married to Eva Barnes, who died in 1969. He was a longtime member of Meadow Branch Church of the Brethren.

Services were held Friday.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Blanche L. Murray; two sons, William E. Bollinger Jr. of Gamber and Dale E. Bollinger of Westminster; a daughter, Cheryl A. Fenton of Odenton; a brother, Herbert L. Bollinger Jr. of Westminster; two sisters, Dorothy Rill and Marian Barnes, both of Westminster; a stepdaughter, Sharon A. Appelby of Finksburg; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Frank Carmen Pastore, 56, singer and jazz drummer

Frank Carmen Pastore, a drummer and singer who had performed in Baltimore-area restaurants and lounges and aboard cruise ships, died Jan. 8 of undetermined causes at his Forest Hill home. He was 56.

A jazz drummer and singer, he was a member of the Frank Pastore Duo during the 1980s, and performed at Shane's in Lutherville, Chiapparelli's, Green Spring Inn and in the lounge of the Sheraton Hotel in Washington. At the time of his death, he was working as an entertainer aboard cruise ships.

From 1965 to 1972, while living in Las Vegas, Mr. Pastore was the owner of Pastore Electronics, a wholesale dealer of electronics equipment. In addition to giving private music instruction, he played drums with the Si Zentner Orchestra and had been at various times the staff drummer at the Tropicana Hotel, Caesar's Palace, the Stardust, Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn and the Aladdin Hotel.

After returning to Maryland, he earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Towson University. In the early 1990s, he took graduate courses at Peabody Conservatory, where he had studied music education in the mid-1960s. He had also studied radio and television announcing, writing and production at the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland.

Born and raised in Little Italy, he was the grandson of Italian immigrants who had established Frank Pastore & Sons, a retail and wholesale Italian grocery, in the 1700 block of E. Lombard St. The family-owned business is now operated by the third generation of family members.

He was a graduate of Patterson Park High School and was a member of Mensa.

His marriages to Lorraine Nagrabski and Aja Kim ended in divorce.

He was a member of St. Leo Roman Catholic Church in Little Italy, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday.

He is survived by a daughter, Maria Cartwright of Rosedale; two brothers, Michael J. Pastore Jr. of Parkville and Vincent Pastore of Rosedale; a sister, Shirley Marziale of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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