Edward Cavalier, 87, letter carrier in Hamilton

April 25, 2003

Edward "Buddy" Cavalier, a retired letter carrier who had worked at Glenn L. Martin Co., died of a stroke Tuesday at Atria Manresa, an Annapolis assisted-living facility. The Overlea resident was 87.

Mr. Cavalier was born in Philadelphia and moved to Baltimore as a child. He was raised on East North Avenue, attended parochial schools, and later earned an equivalency diploma from Polytechnic Institute.

He went to work in 1941 at the former Martin plant in Middle River, assembling bombers. He was drafted into the Army in 1945 and served in Italy before he was discharged in 1947.

He returned to Glenn L. Martin, where he coordinated work by the engineering department and the assembly line.

He left the company in 1964, and began working as a letter carrier in the Hamilton area. He was assigned to the post office in the Raspeburg section of the city. He retired in 1978.

Mr. Cavalier was a member of the Retirees Association of Martin Marietta and the National Association of Letter Carriers Oriole Branch 176. He also was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Cedmont Community Association.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Fullerton.

Mr. Cavalier was married for 48 years to the former Naomi Amos, who died in 1993.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Miller-Dippel Funeral Home, 6415 Belair Road.

Mr. Cavalier is survived by a son, Dean E. Cavalier of Stevensville.

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