Dale George Brodt, 85, packing expert Dale George...

October 18, 2001

Dale George Brodt, 85, packing expert

Dale George Brodt, a packing expert who worked for the former Martin Marietta and Westinghouse Electric Corp., died of lung cancer Oct. 11 at Eden Garden Assisted Living in Little River, S.C. He was 85.

Mr. Brodt had lived in the Idlewood neighborhood for 62 years before moving to Little River this month. He retired in 1980 after 11 years with Westinghouse, and earlier had worked for many years at Martin Marietta.

The South Baltimore native was a graduate of Southern High School and served as a military policeman in the Army during World War II.

He enjoyed building miniature dollhouses, carving ducks, and fishing. He was also an avid Orioles and Ravens fan.

Mr. Brodt was a parishioner of the Reformed Lutheran Church in Baltimore.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Margaret Keeling; a son, Dean Brodt of Little River; a daughter, Gale Hoffman of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and a grandson.

Services were held Monday.

Jacqueline Rita Meekins, 72, railroad secretary

Jacqueline Rita Meekins, a retired railroad secretary, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at her daughter's home in the Queen Anne's County community of Queen Anne. She was 72 and had lived in White Marsh.

She worked for the CSX Railroad and its predecessor, the Baltimore and Ohio, for many years. She retired in 1989 as administra- tive secretary to the vice president of the transportation department in downtown Baltimore.

Mrs. Meekins was born Jacqueline Rita Cody in Medford, Mass., and was raised in Charleston, S.C., where she graduated from high school.

She was a member and former official of the Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Railroad Business Women. She also belonged to the Parkville American Legion.

Her marriage to Morgan Meekins ended in divorce.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road, where she was a member.

She is survived by two sons, Lawrence Morgan Meekins of Rosedale and Mark Allen Meekins of Ocean City; a daughter, Cynthia Ann Meekins of Queen Anne; two sisters, Doris Marie Walker and Elizabeth Cody Martin, both of Parkville; and two grandchildren.

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