Raughley L. Porter, 82, civil engineer Raughley L...

April 25, 2001

Raughley L. Porter, 82, civil engineer

Raughley L. Porter, a retired civil engineer, died Sunday in his sleep at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He was 82.

The former longtime resident of North Baltimore had lived at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville for the last year.

Beginning in the late 1940s, he headed the Baltimore Bureau of Buildings Inspection for four years and then became chief of the city Bureau of Building Construction.

Mr. Porter resigned in 1975 and became a partner in the Baltimore consulting engineering firm of Kennedy, Porter & Associates. He retired in the 1990s.

He was a past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the Maryland Association of Engineers, the American Public Works Association and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

He achieved two of his goals -- becoming a certified life master in contract bridge and shooting a hole in one in golf. The hole in one occurred in 1975.

Born in Fairfield, Pa., Mr. Porter was raised in Homewood and graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1936. He earned his civil engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1940.

During World War II, he was executive officer of the Army's 85th Engineer Battalion, which built fixed and floating bridges in North Africa and Europe. He was discharged with the rank of major.

In 1967, he married Nona Myles-Hunkin, who survives him

Mr. Porter was a deacon and elder of Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

He also is survived by two sons, John C. Porter of Monkton and Andrew A. Porter of Clarksville; a daughter, Malinda A. Donovan of Idlewylde; a brother, William Thompson of Ruxton; two stepdaughters, Patricia E. Kaiser of Homeland and Andrea N. Myles-Hunkin of North Yarmouth, Maine; and 10 grandchildren.

Margaret Weiss, 87, C&P operator

Margaret Weiss, a native Baltimorean and retired telephone company employee, died Sunday of heart failure at Dolphin View Nursing Center in South Pasadena, Fla. She was 87 and lived in Pinellas Park, Fla.

Before moving to Florida in the 1960s, she lived in Ellicott City and Edmondson Village.

Mrs. Weiss worked for Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. at its 5 Light St. building for 30 years. She retired in 1961 as a long-distance operator.

For 20 years, she was president of the Maryland Telephone Union.

Born Margaret Crocken, she attended Baltimore parochial schools.

In the 1930s, she married Louis H. Weiss, who died in 1986.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Florida.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Peggy Reynolds of Mercer Island, Wash.; a sister, Nora Cloney of Clearwater, Fla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Carroll Read Carter, 80, president of insurance firm

Carroll Read Carter, former president of Mason & Carter, a Baltimore insurance brokerage, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Guilford resident was 80.

For more than 40 years, Mr. Carter was president of the independent insurance agency that had been established by his father in 1901. He retired in 1989.

The firm on South Street is led by fourth-generation family members.

Born in Charles Village, Mr. Carter was a 1938 graduate of McDonogh School and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Army infantry in 1940 and was discharged with the rank of captain in 1946. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and was discharged again in the early 1950s.

In 1944, he married Elizabeth Johnson, who died in 1998.

Mr. Carter was a former member and president for 50 years of the Kiwanis Club of Baltimore City, and had belonged to the Baltimore Country Club and Merchants Club.

He had been on the boards of Wesley Home, McDonogh School, Maryland General Hospital, the Better Business Bureau, Junior Association of Commerce and Buddies Inc.

He enjoyed gardening and ballroom dancing.

Mr. Carter was a member and usher at Grace United Methodist Church, Charles Street and Northern Parkway, where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by a son, Clark Carter of Baltimore; two daughters, Louise Potter of Alexandria, Va., and Anne Jacobson of Columbia, Mo.; a brother, Spencer M. Carter of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

W. Donald Hooper Sr., 85, contractor and developer

W. Donald Hooper Sr. a general contractor and developer, died April 18 of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He was 85 and a Lutherville resident.

Mr. Hooper began his career as a developer, building residential and commercial properties in the late 1940s. He developed Bilary Manor in Lutherville and commercial properties in Ocean City, Baltimore, Towson and Bel Air.

"He loved to work, and was always looking for the next property to buy and develop," said his son, William D. Hooper Jr. of Arlington, Va.

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