Hartman H. Simmons, 85, painter, worked for GSA Hartman...

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January 09, 2002

Hartman H. Simmons, 85, painter, worked for GSA

Hartman H. Simmons, a retired painter who worked for the federal General Services Administration, died Jan. 2 of Alzheimer's disease at a retirement community in Raleigh, N.C. The former Riviera Beach resident was 85.

Before his 1975 retirement, Mr. Simmons was assigned to GSA duties at the Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn.

Born in Holbrook, Ariz., and raised in Solley, Anne Arundel County, Mr. Simmons was a graduate of Glen Burnie High School. He worked for the Maryland Biscuit Co. before taking a job painting ships during World War II at the Curtis Bay Coast Guard yard.

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He formerly attended Grace Baptist Church of Sunset Beach in Pasadena. In 1980, he moved from Riviera Beach to Lake Gaston, N.C., and since 1992 had resided at Springmoor retirement community.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Lorraine Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, 5608 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn.

Mr. Simmons is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Dorothy Elmore; a son, LeRoy Simmons of Asheville, N.C.; a daughter, Carolyn S. Schmidt of Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Dorothy Smith of Pasadena and Edith Sisson of Riviera Beach; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Albert Cutler, 90, laundry equipment supplier

Albert Cutler, founder and former president of a Baltimore metered laundry equipment supply company, died of complications from dementia Monday at the Manor Care Ruxton nursing home. He was 90 and lived in Pikesville.

In 1941, he established Albert Cutler Co. Inc., which supplies and maintains coin-operated washing machines and dryers in apartment houses. He retired in 1976, and the company now is operated by his son, Stuart Cutler of Pikesville.

Born the son of Russian immigrant parents in Baltimore and raised on East Lombard Street, Mr. Cutler was a graduate of City College.

He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, and fought in the Okinawa and Guadalcanal campaigns.

Mr. Cutler's philanthropic interests included Associated Jewish Charities, Israel Bonds and Save-A-Heart. He was a past grand master and member for 65 years of Jefferson Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Bonnie View Country Club, and enjoyed spending time at a second home he kept in North Miami, Fla.

Since 1956, he had been a member of Beth-El Congregation.

Mr. Cutler was married three times, and all of his wives are deceased: Faye Silver and Faye Borshay, and Sadye "Syd" Weinstein, to whom he was married for half a century until her death last year.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

In addition to his son, Mr. Cutler is survived by two daughters, Loraine Weinstein of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Sandi Costick of Santa Fe, N.M.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Jack C. Haldeman II, 60, writer of science fiction

Jack C. Haldeman II, a science fiction writer who lived for several years in Baltimore, died of cancer Jan. 1 in Gainesville, Fla. He was 60.

Born in Hopkinsville, Ky., he lived in Alaska as well as Maryland before moving to Gainesville in 1979.

He graduated from high school in Bethesda, and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.

In Baltimore, Mr. Haldeman worked for a time as a technician at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and lived for several years on Southway in Guilford. He worked as a librarian and coordinator of computer applications at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

He was author or co-author of eight science fiction novels and wrote dozens of short stories. The most recent novel, High Steel, was published in 1993. He was chairman of the 1974 World Science Fiction Convention in Washington.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Theatre of Memory, 65 N. Main St. in High Springs, Fla.

Survivors, all of Gainesville, include his wife of seven years, the former Barbara Perry; a daughter, Lorena Haldeman; and a brother, Joe Haldeman, also a science fiction writer. Two previous marriages ended in divorce.

Elicia Yvette Tate, 36, factory worker, singer

Elicia Yvette Tate, a factory worker and church choir singer, died Monday at Sinai Hospital after an asthma attack. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 36.

At her death, Miss Tate was employed assembling cosmetics at Procter & Gamble's Hunt Valley plant. Earlier, she had worked as a temporary for Manpower.

Born and raised in Baltimore, she attended city public schools.

Known as Kitty, she enjoyed cooking and entertaining.

She was a member of New Psalmist Baptist Church, 4501 Old Frederick Road, where she sang in the choir. Services will be held at the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Survivors, all of Baltimore, include her son, Walter A. Crosby; her father, David R. Tate; her mother, Diane Tate; and a sister, Valerie Brockington.

Columbus O. Lee Jr., 85, bank vice president

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