John C. Doub Sr., 83, McCormick executive John C. Doub...

March 18, 2001

John C. Doub Sr., 83, McCormick executive

John C. Doub Sr., a retired McCormick & Co. vice president and board member, died of respiratory failure Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He was 83 and lived in the Murray Hill section of Baltimore County.

Mr. Doub began his career with McCormick in 1941 as a plant worker and was promoted to general manager of the grocery products division. He later was vice president of purchasing and was elected to the company's board in 1978. He retired in 1981.

Born and raised in Hagerstown, he was a graduate of Hagerstown High School. He received a bachelor's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1941.

During World War II, he joined the Army Air Forces and flew B-17 bombers as a pilot in the Pacific. He was discharged at war's end with the rank of major.

Mr. Doub was a former member of the board of Central Savings Bank and was a member of the Elkridge Club and the Johns Hopkins Club.

He was a parishioner and past chairman of the board of trustees of Grace United Methodist Church.

Mr. Doub was an avid bay sailor.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Margaret Simmons; three sons, John C. Doub II of Marblehead, Mass., James C. Doub of Baltimore and David S. Doub of Andover, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

Raymond Frank Gornik, 72, lighting specialist, engineer

Raymond Frank Gornik, a retired lighting specialist, engineer and avid golfer, died Tuesday of a brain hemorrhage at Sinai Hospital. He was 72.

Born the grandson of Slovenian immigrants, he grew up in Cleve- land. At 18, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and remained a member of the Marine Reserves after his discharge from active duty in 1948.

In 1950, he was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and was sent overseas. He was honorably discharged in 1951 as a sergeant and was awarded the Korean Service Medal.

After a brief stint working as a roofer, he enrolled in the former Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, where he received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in 1954 and a graduate degree in engineering administration in 1957.

He married Sally Chadderdon, a nurse, in 1957, and a year later the couple moved to Baltimore, where he worked for Westinghouse Electric Co. He developed a specialty in commercial lighting sales and eventually formed his own company, Lumeneering Systems, in 1971 before becoming a partner in Chesapeake Lighting in the early 1980s.

An avid golfer, he was a member of Turf Valley Country Club. His son, the Rev. Mark R. Gornik of New York City, said his father played golf four times a week and was on his way to the course when he died.

"He wanted to die on the golf course," his son said. "That's what he always said."

He was a longtime and active member of Central Presbyterian Church, 7308 York Road, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Donations can be made to Sandtown Habitat for Humanity, 1300 N. Fulton Ave., Baltimore 21217.

In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by two daughters, Susan R. Massey and Karen J. Gornik, both of Cleveland; and two grandchildren.

Donald W. Kraus, 69, statistical analyst for state

Donald W. Kraus, a retired statistical analyst and model train collector, died of a stroke Friday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He was 69.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated from St. Paul's Boys School in 1950 and received a degree in business administration from Loyola College in 1954.

In 1957, he married Birdie E. Berwanger. Soon after, he began working for the state and eventually became responsible for calculating its unemployment figures.

"He was pretty adept at telling you all of the facts and figures," his wife said. "Like the fact that Johns Hopkins was the biggest employer in the state, and things like that."

He also loved trains and was a member of the Train Collectors Association. When moving to a condominium in Mays Chapel from a house he and his wife shared on Weatherbee Road for 30 years, he made sure his trains would have a place, his wife said.

"We had to make sure there was a big enough closet for those trains," she said. "Most of them are prewar trains."

He was also a member of the Doric Masonic Lodge and Boumi Temple. As a member of the Paint and Powder Club, an amateur theatrical group that raised money for charities, he enjoyed performing and had served as a treasurer of the group.

He began working part-time almost a dozen years ago at Wilson Lighting, making lamps out of vases, and continued doing that after his retirement from the state about seven years ago. He was a communicant at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at The Chapel of St. Paul's School, 11152 Falls Road.

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