Louis R. Radford, 74, sheet metal worker, veteran

October 07, 2004

Louis R. Radford, a retired sheet metal worker and Korean War veteran, died of cancer Saturday at Sinai Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 74.

Mr. Radford was born and raised in Richmond, Ky., and left school in the eighth grade to help support his family.

He joined the Army in 1952 and saw combat with a Special Forces unit in Korea, attaining the rank of sergeant.

Mr. Radford moved to Baltimore and became a sheet metal worker at the state's Rosewood Center in Owings Mills in 1969. He retired in 1990.

He enjoyed fishing, attending Orioles games and spending time with his family.

Services were Monday.

Survivors include a son, William A. Radford of Lexington, Ind.; a daughter, Vicki Johnson of Marysville, Ind.; and four grandchildren. His marriage to the former Louise Kowlick ended in divorce.

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