Clarence E. Welsh Jr., 74, owner of hauling company...

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September 24, 2001

Clarence E. Welsh Jr., 74, owner of hauling company

Clarence E. "Bud" Welsh Jr., who worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Sparrows Point for 17 years and owned and operated B&D Hauling Inc. in Baltimore for 20 years, died Friday of pneumonia at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. He was 74.

Mr. Welsh, who spent most of his life in Brooklyn Park, retired in 1986 and moved to Sarasota, where he and his wife, Dorothy May, spent their days playing shuffleboard, bowling and visiting with family, said daughter Victoria Bowen of Baltimore.

Ms. Bowen said her father collected salt and pepper shakers for many years, she said. He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Glen Burnie.

Mr. Welsh was born in Baltimore and attended local schools.

He joined the Navy in 1943 and operated small landing craft during World War II in the European arena. He ferried supplies and troops from larger ships to the shore, and carried the wounded to safety.

He met his future wife at a neighborhood dance in West Baltimore in 1946, the year he was discharged from the Navy. They married that year.

A memorial service will be held in Baltimore at a later date.

He also is survived by a son, Clarence E. Welsh III of Baltimore; two other daughters, Jane Jarkowski of Pasadena and Mary Lou Malinis of Baltimore; a sister, Dorothy B. Grubbs of Perry Hall; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation of Maryland Inc., 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Baltimore 21204.

John F. Dull, 50, fire battalion chief

John F. Dull, an Anne Arundel County fire battalion chief and a 27-year veteran of the Fire Department, died Wednesday at his Edgewater home of a brain tumor. He was 50.

Mr. Dull was born in Annapolis, and graduated from Annapolis High School and Anne Arundel Community College with an associate degree in engineering.

He graduated from the county's fire academy in 1974 and was promoted to battalion chief in 1985. He was stationed at Harwood-Lothian Station Battalion 3.

He was a member of the Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Firefighters, the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, Bow and Arrow Club and Arnold Volunteer Fire Department.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an organizer of the annual Local 1563 Burn Center Softball Tournament.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, 161 Ritchie Highway.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Bettis Dull, and a son, Matthew John Dull, both of Edgewater; his parents, Franklin H. Dull and Vera Lee Dull of Annapolis; a stepson, Nicholas Holston, and a stepdaughter, Tanya Holston, both of Gambrills; a brother, Robert L. Dull of Annapolis; and a sister, Barbara K. Barrett of Edgewater.

Contributions can be made to Metropolitan Fire Fighters Burn Fund, c/o Keith Seen, chairman, 596 Whitney Road, Severna Park 21146 or to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville 21108.

Irving E.W. Pearce, 86, shipyard supply supervisor

Irving E.W. Pearce, a retired civilian supply supervisor at the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard for more than 40 years, died Friday at Howard County General Hospital of an aneurysm. The former Lutherville resident lived at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville. He was 86.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Pearce graduated from City College in 1933 and attended the University of Baltimore. During World War II, he worked as a cryptologist in the Army Air Forces.

He was a member of the Church of the Guardian Angel in Remington in North Baltimore, where he was a vestry member and senior warden.

Mr. Pearce was also a Civil War buff, an artist and a golfer.

A viewing will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Burgee Henss Seitz Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Guardian Angel, 2629 Huntingdon Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Doris Way, who lives at Fairhaven Retirement Community; daughters Susan Pearce Brown of Cockeysville and Patricia Pearce McDonald of Westminster; and five grandchildren.

Contributions can be made to the Church of the Guardian Angel, 2629 Huntingdon Ave., Baltimore 21211.

Robert LeRoy Dennis, 76, carpenter and pastry chef

Robert LeRoy Dennis, a retired carpenter and pastry chef, died Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of an infection. He was 76 and lived in Fallston.

Mr. Dennis served as a baker, petty officer 2nd class and a gun captain of the USS Walker, a Navy destroyer during World War II.

He later worked as a pastry chef at Baltimore hotels and bakeries before starting a second career as a carpenter, making furniture and building homes. He retired from the Johns Hopkins University's carpentry shop in 1988.

In his retirement, he enjoyed landscaping and building decks.

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