William G. Duling, 89, inspector at steel company

May 26, 2006

William G. Duling, a retired steel company inspector and sports fan, died Monday of stroke complications at Future Care Chesapeake in Arnold. He was 89.

Mr. Duling was born and raised in Gormania, W.Va., and earned a bachelor's degree in 1938 from what is now Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va.

He taught in a one-room West Virginia schoolhouse for several years before coming to Baltimore to work for Westinghouse Electric Corp. He was an inspector at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant for 30 years before retiring in 1977.

A former Abingdon and Dundalk resident, Mr. Duling moved to Arnold in 1997. He was an avid Orioles and Baltimore Colts fan, liked hunting and rode his bicycle until he was 79.

He was a member of Inverness Presbyterian Church in Dundalk.

His wife of 45 years, the former Dorothy May Hennemann, died in 1999.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Barranco & Sons Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway.

Survivors include a son, William G. Duling Jr. of Oakland; three daughters, Linda M. Brockson of Arnold, and Judy Dilley and Kitty Dilley, both of Oakland; a sister, Betty Moore of Summer, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

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