James A. Preston, 70, pest control technician

December 15, 2003

James A. Preston, a retired exterminating company technician and Korean War veteran, died of undetermined causes Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Bolton Hill resident was 70.

Mr. Preston was born in Baltimore and raised on South Caroline Street. He attended parochial schools and enlisted in the Army in 1949. He was wounded in combat in Korea and discharged in 1950.

For many years, Mr. Preston was general manager of Monumental Moving & Storage Co. From the late 1970s until retiring in 1985, he was a senior technician for Pied Piper Pest Control.

Mr. Preston collected and distributed food and clothing for needy families. He also liked to read history and watch classic movies. He was a cat fancier.

He was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in East Baltimore.

Graveside services were held Saturday at New Cathedral Cemetery.

Mr. Preston is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Frances D. Green; two sons, Antonio Preston of Fort Washington and Robert Green of Baltimore; three daughters, Janet Preston-Ellis of Towson, Roberta Preston-Brown of Bolton Hill and Barbara Green of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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