Edward Schorr Jr., 88, Sun advertising salesman

July 12, 2006

Edward Schorr Jr., a retired Baltimore Sun advertising salesman and decorated World War II pilot, died of pulmonary failure July 5 at an Atlanta hospital. The former Guilford resident was 88.

Mr. Schorr was born in Baltimore and raised in Hamilton. He was a 1936 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and was a lithographic draftsman for Owens-Illinois Can Co. in Canton before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1940.

Trained as a B-17 pilot, Mr. Schorr was assigned to the 8th Air Force in England and flew 35 combat missions over France, Holland and Germany.

He rose to the rank of lieutenant, and his decorations included the Air Medal with five clusters and the European Theater of Operations Ribbon with three stars.

He was an advertising salesman for the newspaper for 47 years as before retiring in 1992 and moving to Cumming, Ga.

He enjoyed deer and rabbit hunting, making reproductions of antique furniture and listening to opera. While in Baltimore, he attended performances of the Baltimore Opera Company.

Services were held Saturday in Cumming.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Mary Jane Staiti; a son, Edward James Schorr of Cumming; a sister, Kathryn Eichof of Westminster; and two grandchildren. A daughter, Marie Schorr Macsherry, died in 1994.

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