Richard J. Rayman, 51, Pitney Bowes vice president...

October 09, 2001

Richard J. Rayman, 51, Pitney Bowes vice president

Richard J. Rayman, a retired vice president of sales at Pitney Bowes Inc. in Baltimore, died Oct. 2 after a stroke at his home in Catonsville. He was 51.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Rayman attended St. Mark's Parochial School in Catonsville and Mount St. Joseph High School, then earned a bachelor's degree in business at Duke University. After graduating from college, he worked during the 1970s as a real estate salesman in Ocean City, said his cousin Arlene Oberholtzer of Baltimore.

In the late 1970s, he joined Pitney Bowes, a mailing and business machine company, as a salesman and later became vice president of sales. He kept homes in Miami and Philadelphia, in addition to Catonsville. He retired in 1995.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Park Avenue and Saratoga Street.

Mr. Rayman is survived by an uncle and several cousins.

Charles J. Dempsey, 80, Haas Tailoring executive

Charles James Dempsey, a World War II veteran and retired vice president of Haas Tailoring Co. who created a program to train welfare mothers for jobs in the clothing industry, died Oct. 2 of a heart attack while vacationing in North Conway, N.H. The Lutherville resident was 80.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Dempsey was a 1940 graduate of City College and worked for Remington Typewriter before enlisting in the Army in 1942.

He served with the 36th Infantry Division, nicknamed the Texas Division, in North Africa and Europe, including campaigns in Italy and the Rhine, and saw combat during the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

Two weeks after he left the Army in 1945, Mr. Dempsey went to work for Haas Tailoring as an entry-level bookkeeper. He spent 41 years with the company before retiring in 1986 as vice president and treasurer.

The 104-year-old company, which made custom suits for clients ranging from Gen. George S. Patton and the Temptations to former President Bill Clinton, was sold by the Haas family two years ago and its Baltimore operation closed in midsummer.

After his retirement from Haas, Mr. Dempsey worked with the city to implement the Needles Trade Corp., a program at Edmondson High School where he taught for several years and helped to find jobs in the clothing industry for mothers on welfare.

"It was part of a program to get people off of welfare and working, and give them salable skills to become independent," said a daughter, Clare Berent of Cranleigh, Surrey, England.

In 1968, Mr. Dempsey was a co-founder of the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity in Timonium, where he remained an active member. He taught religious education there, and at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Baltimore and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville.

Mr. Dempsey was active in the American Legion's B&O Post No. 81, and was a former Maryland vice commander.

His hobbies included photography and travel, and he had a lifelong love of trains, his daughter said.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Church of the Nativity, 20 E. Ridgely Road, Timonium.

Mr. Dempsey also is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Mary K. Haas, who is not related to the Haas Tailoring family; and another daughter, Kathryn Bailey of Hampstead.

Stanley R. Heady, 45, longtime NSA employee

Stanley R. Heady, a longtime employee of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, died Friday of cancer at his home in Columbia. He was 45.

Born in Freeport, Texas, Mr. Heady was raised in Broomfield, Colo., where he was an Eagle Scout and an accomplished debater in high school. He attended the University of Colorado on a scholarship, earning his undergraduate degree in 1978 with majors in economics and political science and taking part in the ROTC program. He earned a master's degree from George Washington University in 1984.

While at the University of Colorado, he met his future wife, the former Patricia Toops. The couple moved to Maryland shortly after graduation to start their careers and married in 1981. They would have celebrated their 20th anniversary tomorrow.

Mr. Heady had worked for NSA since 1979, and also served for 20 years in the Army reserves, where he attained the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Mr. Heady enjoyed gardening, visiting Civil War sites and learning about the past.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today at New Hope Lutheran Church, 8575 Guilford Road in Columbia, where Mr. Heady had been a cantor, usher and choir member.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Christopher John and Michael Gould Heady, and a daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Heady, all of Columbia; his parents, Orville and Verlene Heady of Lake Jackson, Texas; two brothers, Mark Heady of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Bruce Heady of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.

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