George Broderick Loden, 80, lumber industry manager...

March 01, 2001

George Broderick Loden, 80, lumber industry manager

George Broderick Loden, a retired lumber industry manager, died Sunday of heart failure at Catonsville Commons. The lifelong Catonsville resident was 80.

Before his retirement about 15 years ago, he was mill foreman for the John S. Wilson Lumber Co. in Catonsville. He had earlier been plant manager for the F. Bowie Smith Co., a Southeast Baltimore wholesale lumber company.

As a young man, he was assistant mill superintendent of C. O. Wurzberger & Sons , cabinetmakers in Westport. He built home and shop interiors, cabinets and church steeples.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 1942 and was stationed in the Pacific. He was discharged after the war with the rank of staff sergeant.

In 1943, he married Gloria Wurzberger, who survives.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 27 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, where he was a member and worked with the Catholic Youth Organization, and helped build floats for the church's unit in Catonsville's 4th of July parade.

He is survived by four sons, James Loden and Timothy Loden, both of Columbia, Jeffrey Loden of Catonsville and Rick Loden of Dallas; a brother, Daniel J. Loden of Towson; a half-brother, Albert F. Wheltle of Ellicott City; a half-sister, Dr. Margaret Wheltle of Ellicott City; and five grandchildren.

Jesse C. Caine, 66, butcher at area supermarket

Jesse C. Caine, a longtime Baltimore butcher and Pikesville resident, died Sunday of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. He was 66.

Mr. Caine was chief meat cutter at the Metro supermarket in the Greenspring Shopping Center on Smith Avenue in Baltimore County, where he had worked since 1995. Earlier, he worked for the Farm Fresh supermarket chain.

Born and educated in Scotland Neck, N.C., he moved to Baltimore in 1953.

He was a 45-year member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local No. 27.

Mr. Caine enjoyed cooking and was known for his barbecued ribs, chicken and pork loin, which he prepared for family and friends and served with collard greens.

He also liked steamship cruises and visiting casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., and Las Vegas.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Estep Brothers Funeral Home, 1300 Eutaw Place.

He is survived by three brothers, Frank Caine of Randallstown, Marshall Anderson of Virginia Beach, Va., and Melvin Anderson of New York City; five sisters, Barbara Sykes and Burnetta Anderson, both of Bear, Del., Mary Hyman and Annabell Webb, both of Scotland Neck, and Mildred Jones of Richmond, Va.; his longtime companion, Angela Brown of Pikesville; a stepson, James Brown of Baltimore; and two stepdaughters, Tonya Brown and Tina Brown, both of Catonsville.

Stephen H. Nance II, 54, state police trooper

Stephen Henderson Nance II, a retired state trooper, died Sunday of complications after a heart transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 54 and lived in Parkville.

A member of the Maryland State Police for 21 years, Mr. Nance was assigned to protective services for the late state Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein and General Assembly sessions. He was also an instructor at the state police academy.

He retired for medical reasons in 1991.

In the 1990s, he moved to Montana and worked on a ranch before returning to Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore and reared in Homeland, he graduated from Loyola High School and magna cum laude from what is now Towson University.

Earlier in his college career, he attended Mount St. Mary's College, where he formed its first lacrosse team and was team captain and coach. His father, Harry M. Nance, who died in 1971, was an All-American lacrosse player at the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Nance was a history buff and visited Civil War battlefields and famous locales in the West.

He was a member of the Army Reserve in the 1960s, the Maryland State Police Association and the Fraternal Order of Police.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane in Texas.

He is survived by his mother, Virginia Goeller Wilson of Baltimore; a sister, Carole Nance Bentley of New Port Richey, Fla.; a stepbrother, Thomas B. Rich of Baltimore; and two stepsisters, Lynn Wilson Warfield of Timonium and Brooke Wilson Murphy of Ocean Pines.

Howard L. Weller Jr., 82, maintenance supervisor

Howard L. Weller Jr., a state maintenance supervisor, died Monday of a heart attack at his Belair-Edison home. He was 82.

In the 1970s, he retired as maintenance superintendent for the O'Conor State Office Building complex on West Preston Street, where he had worked for 27 years.

Nineteen days after he retired, he joined the nonprofit Neighborhood Housing Services and did maintenance work in the Butchers Hill-Patterson Park neighborhoods.

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