Clarence Brunt Sr., 78

Factory worker

May 02, 2007

Clarence Edward Brunt Sr., a retired factory worker who enjoyed traveling across the country, died of respiratory failure Saturday at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 78.

Mr. Brunt was born in Baltimore and raised in Fairfield. He was a 1946 graduate of Douglass High School, served in the Army and had attended Pennsylvania State University.

He worked for 35 years at Harbison-Walker Refractories Co. on East Patapsco Avenue in Brooklyn, until retiring in 1986.

A Boarman Avenue resident for 46 years, Mr. Brunt enjoyed reading, bowling and traveling throughout the United States in his Winnebago recreational vehicle with his wife of 52 years, the former Valetta Detroit Vaiden.

FOR THE RECORD - An obituary for Clarence Edward Brunt Sr. in yesterday's editions omitted from the listing of survivors one of his seven daughters, Vera Taylor of Baltimore. The Sun regrets the error.

He also enjoyed cooking for family and friends, and was known for rock cornish game hens, collard greens and macaroni and cheese.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, 1601 Druid Hill Ave., where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday.

Also surviving are four sons, Clarence E. Brunt Jr., James Neale and Berkley Sampson, all of Baltimore, and Samuel J. Brunt of Miami; six daughters, Wendy Neale, Mary Smith, and Barbara Brunt, all of Baltimore, Valerie Hurt and Karen Jones, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and Veronica Servance of Atlanta; 31 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Another son, Winston Neale, died in 1999.

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