Charles H. Byron III, 75, carpenter, hunter

August 09, 2002

Charles H. Byron III, a retired carpenter who worked for several local construction companies, died of undetermined causes Saturday at Mercy Medical Center. He was 75.

Mr. Byron, who lived on East Cross Street in South Baltimore for many years, was known as "Ike."

He was born and raised on East Ostend Street. He enlisted in the Army after graduating from Southern High School and served with the tank corps at Fort Bragg, Ky.

After being discharged with the rank of corporal, Mr. Byron went to work as a carpenter. He was employed with a number of Baltimore construction firms, such as Harvey Construction Co. and Baltimore Contractors.

He retired in 1992 and early this year was awarded his 55-year service pin by Carpenter's Local 101.

Mr. Byron was a member of Stoney Creek Fishing and Hunting Association in Pasadena, and Masonic Temple Waverly Lodge 152. He enjoyed hunting and spending time at the club, family members said.

Funeral services were private.

Mr. Byron is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Mary T. Sheldon; two sons, James W. Stanley and J. Charles Byron, both of Baltimore; two daughters, Mary Catherine Nesbitt of Orange Park, Fla., and Cynthia McShane of Wenonah, N.J.; three brothers, Wesley Byron of Baltimore, Kenneth Byron of Catonsville and Rodney Byron of Pasadena; a sister, Olga Raysinger of Brooklyn Park; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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