Franklin E. Holtman Sr., 69, printer

April 21, 2006

Franklin E. Holtman Sr., a retired printer and former Glen Burnie resident, died of a massive heart attack April 14 at his Stevensville home. He was 69.

Mr. Holtman was born and raised in Baltimore and attended city public schools. He learned printing while working at the old Diamond Press on East Preston Street.

In 1953, he went to work in the composing room of The Sun. He remained there until 1983, when he took medical disability after being injured on the job.

He was a member of the Baltimore Typographical Union Local 12.

A Kent Island resident since 1968, Mr. Holtman enjoyed crabbing, fishing and vegetable gardening.

Services were yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Janice Yeager; three sons, Franklin E. Holtman Jr. of Rising Sun, Timothy S. Holtman of Ridgley and Brian A. Holtman of Stevensville; a daughter, Laura A. Casey of Grasonville; a brother, William Holtman of Glen Burnie; two sisters, Melonay Barnhill of Newville, Pa., and Betty Korb of Seaford, Del.; and 11 grandchildren.

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