Charles F. Hemelt Jr., 82, banker, Navy veteran

April 11, 2004

Charles Francis Hemelt Jr., a retired banker and a World War II Navy veteran, died of Parkinson's disease Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 82.

Mr. Hemelt was born and raised in Baltimore and was a 1939 graduate of Loyola High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1943 from Loyola College.

He enlisted in the Navy and served aboard landing ship tanks (LSTs) in the Atlantic and Pacific. He was discharged in 1946, but remained an active reservist for several years.

Mr. Hemelt, who lived on Dunkirk Road for 54 years, went to work in 1950 at New Michaels Permanent Savings and Loan in East Baltimore. During his career there he rose to the post of bank president. He retired in 1985.

He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Baltimore City. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and Order of Alhambra.

Mr. Hemelt was a communicant and former usher and treasurer at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, Rodgers Forge, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Mr. Hemelt is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Virginia Mullins; three sons, Charles F. Hemelt III of Aberdeen, William J. Hemelt of Phoenix, Ariz., and James T. Hemelt of Washington; a daughter, Dr. Virginia Hemelt Heckmueller of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Regina A. Hemelt of Towson; and six grandchildren.

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