Raymond H. Neumann, 73, shipping freight rate clerk...

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March 29, 2002

Raymond H. Neumann, 73, shipping freight rate clerk

Raymond H. Neumann, a retired shipping freight rate clerk who also had served in the Army for 22 years, died of a heart attack March 22 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. He was 73.

A Bel Air resident, Mr. Neumann was born and raised in Cleveland, where he graduated from high school. He enlisted in the Army in 1948 and was an administrative specialist assigned to the Adjunct General Corps. He served in Vietnam, Japan, Korea and Germany, and as a special NATO courier in France and Belgium.

He retired from the service as a sergeant in 1970 with decorations that included the Bronze Star, Army Occupational Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.

In 1970, he joined Sea Land Services Inc., a subsidiary of CSX Railroad, as a supervisory freight rate clerk. He retired in 1991.

He was a lifelong baseball fan, and had pitched in Cleveland municipal leagues and in the Army, where he acquired the nickname of "No Hit Neumann," said his wife of 15 years, the former Cecilia Brown Doughty.

He also enjoyed playing golf, attending the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and carving duck decoys.

Mr. Neumann was a longtime volunteer with Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United in Bel Air, an organization that feeds the homeless in Harford County.

He was a member of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, 10 Lexington Road, Bel Air, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 6.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, William G. Neumann of Garden Grove, Calif.; a sister, Marian N. Paetzel of Lakeview, Ohio; two stepsons, Russell A. Doughty Jr. of Bowie and Ronald A. Doughty of Randallstown; a stepdaughter, Charlotte Kirk of Folcroft, Pa.; and five grandchildren. His first wife, the former Luise Buff, died in 1985 after 28 years of marriage.

Edwin Harry Hale, 77, BGE supervisor

Edwin Harry Hale, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. supervisor and World War II veteran, died Wednesday of a stroke at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 77.

An Edgemere resident for more than 50 years, Mr. Hale was born and raised in Lynn, Mass., where he graduated from high school.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard LST 263 in the European Theater. He participated in the 1944 invasion of Anzio, and attained the rank of petty officer.

Mr. Hale began his career with BGE as a field employee, and at his retirement in the 1980s was a district supervisor.

He enjoyed fishing and attending Baltimore Blast soccer games with a son, Edwin F. Hale Sr., the team's owner, who is also chairman of First Mariner Bank and the head of trucking and transportation companies.

He was an active parishioner of Inverness Presbyterian Church, 7909 Wise Ave. in Dundalk, where he sang with the choir and was a member of numerous church committees.

Services will be held there at noon today.

He is also survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Carol Feehley; another son, Barry J. Hale of Voorhees Township, N.J.; three daughters, Jane Jones of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Jean Rukert and Robin Eichelberger, both of Baltimore; a sister, Carolyn Brown of Laconia, N.H.; and nine grandchildren.

Thomas G. McCausland, 77, corporate lawyer, gardener

Thomas G. McCausland, a retired corporate lawyer and avid gardener, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Monkton home. He was 77.

He moved to Baltimore in 1952 and joined the law firm of Tydings, Sauerwein and Boyd. After two years, he moved to the legal department of Commercial Credit Corp., where he retired in 1986 as general counsel.

Born in Pittsburgh, he earned an English degree from Yale University in 1949 and a law degree from Harvard University three years later. He joined the Army in 1943, and served in New Guinea and the Philippines.

Mr. McCausland had a lifelong interest in architecture, garden design and topiary. He spent his free time developing his gardens and creating architectural features in them.

He was a board member of the Baltimore Museum of Art's Friends of the American Wing.

In 1949, he married Jean K. Black, daughter of a former president and board chairman of Black & Decker Corp., who survives him.

Private services were held yesterday.

Mr. McCausland is also survived by two sons, Montgomery McCausland of Monkton and Ian Buchanan McCausland of Los Angeles; a daughter, Ellen McCausland Lord of Providence, R.I.; and two grandchildren.

Maud Hill, 100, seamstress for Phoenix Manufacturing

Maud M. Hill, a retired seamstress, died Monday in her sleep at Villa St. Michael Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northwest Baltimore. The city native was 100 and lived in the Gwynn Oak area.

Born Maud Macer, she was raised on Hill Street and Russell Street in South Baltimore and attended public schools.

For 40 years, she made overalls for Phoenix Manufacturing Co. on Sharp Street.

Her husband of many years, Harry J. Hill, a postal employee, died in 1949.

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