Fred Wright, 88, president of manufacturing company...

November 27, 2001

Fred Wright, 88, president of manufacturing company

Fred Wright, former president of a company that manufactures picture frames and architectural moldings, died of a heart attack Saturday while vacationing in Sarasota, Fla. The Timonium resident was 88.

Mr. Wright joined Milton W. Bosley Co. in 1946. The Glen Burnie business had been founded in 1913 by his father-in-law. Mr. Wright later became its president and retired in 1977.

FOR THE RECORD - Joseph Seidman: In an obituary published in yesterday's editions, a survivor was omitted and another incorrectly identified. They are his daughter, Karyn Calvert of Owings Mills, and a sister, Linda Lerner of Boynton Beach, Fla.
The Sun regrets the errors.

Born and raised in Irvington, Mr. Wright was a 1932 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He also was a graduate of the U.S. Geodetic Survey School in Washington.

Mr. Wright worked as a building supplies salesman before enlisting in the Navy during World War II. He served in Panama and attained the rank of petty officer.

He was a member and former president and board member of the Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock, an organization that teaches young people environmental awareness and conservation through fly-fishing. The nonprofit organization was founded in Thurmont in 1940.

He was also a member of the Baltimore Country Club and the Rotary Club.

Mr. Wright was a communicant of St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church, 11856 Mays Chapel Road, Timonium, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Audrey Bosley; a son, M. Bosley Wright of Owings Mills; a daughter, Barbara Wright Tye of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Charlotte Weis of Westfield, N.J., and Katherine Beckner of Newville, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Fielding Wallace, 83, machinist, Realtor

Fielding Wallace, a retired Western Electric Co. machinist and former Realtor, died Wednesday at his Mount Winans home of complications from injuries suffered in a fall. He was 83.

Mr. Wallace worked for 38 years as a machinist at Western Electric's Point Breeze plant and retired in 1982.

In the early 1950s, he established Wallace Corp., a real estate company he operated in Mount Winans until closing the business in the late 1970s.

The Mount Winans native attended city public schools. He was married in 1938 to Mildred Patterson, who died in 1976.

A deeply religious man, he supported and attended all four churches in his Southwest Baltimore community. They included Mount Winans First Baptist Church, Mount Winans United Methodist Church, Bethany Baptist Church and Star of Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church.

A memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow at Estep Brothers Funeral Home, 1300 Eutaw Place.

Survivors include two daughters, Alisha Gantt of Dover, Del., and Ettice U. Patton of Mount Winans; two brothers, William Wallace of Silver Spring and David Wallace of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Joseph Seidman, 64, engineer, volunteer

Joseph Seidman, a retired engineer who was a computer enthusiast and community volunteer, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 64.

Mr. Seidman retired in 1994 as a senior engineer at Lucent Technologies. He began his career in 1957 at Western Electric Co. in New York and moved to Baltimore in 1964.

He was head of Western Electric's engineering practices division in Baltimore for more than 20 years. In the 1980s, he was instrumental in developing a corporate computer system that enabled engineers to communicate more efficiently.

His love of computers began in the 1970s, when he built a computer from a kit. He used his knowledge to teach others, young and old, about the benefits of technology. Mr. Seidman also volunteered at the Randallstown branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, where he reviewed computer books and recommended ones the library should buy.

Mr. Seidman was a member of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation for more than 30 years and helped introduce at the synagogue Yahrzeit, a computerized reminder system for memorial services, in the late 1980s.

He was an avid woodworker.

Mr. Seidman was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., and received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Services were Friday.

Mr. Seidman is survived by his wife, the former Carole Marks; a son, David Seidman of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Karyn Calvert of Owings Mills; two grandsons; and a niece and two nephews.

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