Charles E. Voll Jr., 73, toll officer, war veteran

July 31, 2004

Charles E. Voll Jr., a retired state transportation authority captain, died July 24 of respiratory failure at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Hanover, Pa., resident was 73.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Edmondson Village, he was a graduate of St. Bernardine's parochial school and attended Calvert Hall College High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War and attained the rank of sergeant.

In October 1957 he joined what is now the Maryland Transportation Authority and became a toll officer at the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, which opened later that year. He remained at the tunnel until his 1983 retirement, when he left state service as a captain.

He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Hanover, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Elizabeth Breitenbach; two sons, William C. Burke of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Charles E. Voll III of Catonsville; three daughters, Sharon E. Smith of Mount Holly Springs, Pa., Linda S. Sterner of Hampstead and Betty L. Gossage of Westminster; a brother, John G. Voll of Arbutus; a sister, Mary V. Moore of Ellicott City; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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