Charles J. Meninger Jr., 54, Beth Steel worker

April 11, 2002

Charles Joseph Meninger Jr., a recently retired steel worker, died of cancer Sunday at his Eastwood home. He was 54.

He worked at the Sparrows Point plant of Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 37 years, most recently in the rod mill.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown and Eastwood, he was a graduate of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parochial School and, in 1966, Dundalk High School.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, where he was a member.

He is survived by his wife of five years, Dawn Marie Niewiadomski; three sons, Daniel Meninger, Christopher Meninger and Cole Meninger, and a daughter, Kimberly Braun, all of Baltimore; a sister, Phyllis Palmisano of Casselberry, Fla.; and five grandchildren. A previous marriage to Glenda Morgan ended in divorce.

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