Andrew S. Calder, a retired machinist who worked for several area breweries, died of pneumonia Monday at St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Southwest Baltimore. The former Catonsville resident was 98.
Mr. Calder was born and raised in Latrobe, Pa., where he attended public schools.
"His original name was Caladaro, but the family changed it in 1940 to Calder because it sounded more American," said Cathy Moylan, a granddaughter.
In 1927, Mr. Calder married Ann McCarthy, and the couple moved to Baltimore. Mrs. Calder, a retired Social Security Administration worker, died in 1996.
Mr. Calder was a machinist for the old Gunther Brewing Co. and later for Carling Brewing Co. in Lansdowne. He retired in 1970.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a founder in the early 1960s of the Rod and Deer Cinch in Crapo, Dorchester County. He was 98 when he shot his last deer, family members said.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Funeral Home, 736 Edmondson Ave.
Mr. Calder is survived by three sons, Donald J. Calder of Herndon, Va., Andrew E. Calder of Wingate, Dorchester County, and Kenneth J. Calder of Riverdale; 15 other grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Another son, Thomas Calder, died in 1997.