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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1999
William L. Ollerhead, retired Chessie System Inc. senior vice president and former deputy director of the Maryland Port Authority, died Monday of a massive heart attack at North Collier Hospital in Naples, Fla. He was 76.Mr. Ollerhead, a tall and commanding presence whose broad New England accent revealed his origins, joined Baltimore and Ohio Railroad as assistant vice president for foreign traffic in 1962, and a year later was named vice president for freight sales.He was promoted to head the general merchandise department and also supervised the railroad's nationwide sales force.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
Roy L. Barker, a retired Chessie System chief clerk and World War II veteran, died Sept. 2 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville of complications from a stroke. He was 91. The son of Murvin Barker, a city police officer, and Marie Barker, a homemaker, Roy Lyman Barker was born in Baltimore and raised in Waverly. After graduating in 1941 from City College, he went to work as a clerk for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He then joined the Army and trained with the 88th Glider Infantry in Sturgis, S.D. Mr. Barker then volunteered for parachute infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga. After completing jump school, he was assigned to the 515th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 13th Airborne Division.
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April 10, 1997
Eleanor T. DeMoss, who retired from the public relations and advertising department of the Chessie System after a 44-year career, died of Alzheimer's disease Monday at home in Rodgers Forge. She was 89.She went to work in the railroad's commercial development department when she was 16. She transferred to the public relations department and retired in 1968.She was born Eleanor Talbott in East Baltimore and educated in city schools. Her forebears came to Maryland in 1648."She was very proud of the fact that her ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 during the defense of Baltimore, the Mexican and Civil wars," said her nephew, Nicholas B. Talbott of Catonsville.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Arthur E. Dase, a retired Chessie System supervisor and longtime Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer, died May 19 of heart failure at his winter home in Seminole, Fla. He was 91. "I always thought that Arthur was devoted to two things: his family and the railroad," said Robert W. "Bob" Breiner, who worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and later Chessie System. "He was also well-liked by the other railroaders. " The son of John Dase, a toolmaker, and Leona Dase, a homemaker, Arthur Earl Dase was born in Springfield, Ohio.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
Roy L. Barker, a retired Chessie System chief clerk and World War II veteran, died Sept. 2 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville of complications from a stroke. He was 91. The son of Murvin Barker, a city police officer, and Marie Barker, a homemaker, Roy Lyman Barker was born in Baltimore and raised in Waverly. After graduating in 1941 from City College, he went to work as a clerk for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. He then joined the Army and trained with the 88th Glider Infantry in Sturgis, S.D. Mr. Barker then volunteered for parachute infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga. After completing jump school, he was assigned to the 515th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 13th Airborne Division.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | August 21, 1992
John T. Collinson, a fourth-generation railroader who headed the Chessie System and Seaboard System railroads before his retirement as vice chairman of CSX Corp., died yesterday in Cleveland after a brief illness.Mr. Collinson, 66, had been battling cancer and was admitted to University Hospital in Cleveland Wednesday night because of chest pains, according to CSX spokesman Thomas E. Hoppin.He retired in 1987 after a 41-year career that began with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, in routine engineering "grunt work" that included maintenance inspection, walking the tracks, and accident investigation, according to a son, Donald L. Collinson.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | June 20, 2007
Robert C. McGowan, a retired CSX official who had guided the affiliation of the Baltimore & Ohio and the Chesapeake & Ohio railroads in the 1960s, and also was in charge of the top-secret congressional bunker underneath a West Virginia resort hotel, died of Parkinson's disease Monday at the Brightwood Center in Lutherville. He was 83. Mr. McGowan was born and raised in Bloomfield, N.J. His college studies at Bucknell University were interrupted during World War II, when he enlisted in the Navy and served as an ensign aboard a destroyer in the South Pacific.
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July 22, 2006
Millard W. Hodges, a retired Chessie System civil engineer and a World War II veteran, died Thursday of respiratory failure at the Westminster home of a daughter. He was 82. Born and raised in Southwest Baltimore, Mr. Hodges was a 1942 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He attended the University of Dayton. Mr. Hodges began his railroad career in 1942 with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces. He attained the rank of sergeant and was a radio operator and aviation mechanic.
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November 21, 1990
Services for J. Richard Hickman, retired assistant vice president and general manager of Real Estate and Industrial Development for the Chessie System, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.Mr. Hickman, who was 67, and lived in the Winthrop House Condominium on Charles Street, died Monday of cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.He retired in 1983 after working for 19 years for the Chessie System in Baltimore. He also had worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad in Pikeville, Ky., and in West Virginia.
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December 22, 2004
Howard T. King Jr., a retired Chessie System railroad photographer and museum volunteer, died Dec. 15 of complications from a fall after heart surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Halethorpe resident was 77. Born in Baltimore and raised in Halethorpe, he attended Baltimore County public schools and worked as a clerk for the old Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at its Charles Street headquarters. In the 1940s, he served in the Army Air Forces. After returning to the railroad, he became a staff photographer, working closely with its public relations and publications divisions.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2011
John Andrew Moag Sr., a retired CSX executive who volunteered at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church and the Franciscan Sisters, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Blakehurst retirement community resident was 80. Born in Detroit and raised in Chicago, Mr. Moag was a 1949 graduate of St. Norbert High School in DePere, Wis. He served in the Army in Heidelberg, Germany, in internal affairs and, after being discharged in 1954, went to work in the mailroom of the Illinois Central Railroad in Chicago.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 25, 2010
Raymond Henry Holter Jr., a retired Chessie System executive whose more than four-decade railroad career began on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the late 1920s, died Saturday of a heart attack at St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Loreley resident was 100. Mr. Holter was born at home on his parents' 13-acre farm in Upper Falls, where he spent his early years. In 1922, the family purchased a 134-acre farm in Loreley, where he lived the remainder of his life. He attended Towson High School until he was 14, when he dropped out to help his father run the farm.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | June 20, 2007
Robert C. McGowan, a retired CSX official who had guided the affiliation of the Baltimore & Ohio and the Chesapeake & Ohio railroads in the 1960s, and also was in charge of the top-secret congressional bunker underneath a West Virginia resort hotel, died of Parkinson's disease Monday at the Brightwood Center in Lutherville. He was 83. Mr. McGowan was born and raised in Bloomfield, N.J. His college studies at Bucknell University were interrupted during World War II, when he enlisted in the Navy and served as an ensign aboard a destroyer in the South Pacific.
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April 28, 2007
Robert F. Hochwarth, a retired railroad lawyer who had been senior counsel at CSX and was an avid sports fan, died of pulmonary disease Wednesday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. The Mays Chapel resident was 76. Mr. Hochwarth was born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville. He was a 1949 graduate of Loyola High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1953. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955 and attained the rank of corporal. He then enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Law. After earning his law degree in 1958, he clerked for Judge William Horney of the Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis before joining the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's corporate finance department in 1961.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,Sun Reporter | January 8, 2007
Even as state officials prepare to track Baltimore foster children with a new $67 million computer system today, they are contemplating $10 million worth of repairs to fix serious glitches and shortcomings that have already surfaced. Baltimore's Department of Social Services will be the last of the state's 24 jurisdictions to implement "Chessie," the Children's Electronic Social Services Information Exchange. The city agency is also the largest, with 6,500 foster children and 800 caseworkers, making it more prone to chaos should the new system falter.
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July 22, 2006
Millard W. Hodges, a retired Chessie System civil engineer and a World War II veteran, died Thursday of respiratory failure at the Westminster home of a daughter. He was 82. Born and raised in Southwest Baltimore, Mr. Hodges was a 1942 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He attended the University of Dayton. Mr. Hodges began his railroad career in 1942 with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces. He attained the rank of sergeant and was a radio operator and aviation mechanic.
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April 28, 2007
Robert F. Hochwarth, a retired railroad lawyer who had been senior counsel at CSX and was an avid sports fan, died of pulmonary disease Wednesday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. The Mays Chapel resident was 76. Mr. Hochwarth was born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville. He was a 1949 graduate of Loyola High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1953. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955 and attained the rank of corporal. He then enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Law. After earning his law degree in 1958, he clerked for Judge William Horney of the Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis before joining the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's corporate finance department in 1961.
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March 30, 2006
Joseph S. Reppert, a retired Chessie System executive secretary, died in his sleep Monday at his Timonium home. He was 83. Mr. Reppert was born and raised in Buckhannon, W. Va., where his father was the city's sheriff. After graduating from high school in 1941, he moved to Baltimore when he took a job with the Calvert Distillery. Two years later, he went to work in the office of Col. Roy B. White, who was president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, as an executive secretary. He was later assigned to the office of the railroad's secretary and ended his career in 1991 with successor Chessie System in the office of the vice president of transportation.
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March 30, 2006
Joseph S. Reppert, a retired Chessie System executive secretary, died in his sleep Monday at his Timonium home. He was 83. Mr. Reppert was born and raised in Buckhannon, W. Va., where his father was the city's sheriff. After graduating from high school in 1941, he moved to Baltimore when he took a job with the Calvert Distillery. Two years later, he went to work in the office of Col. Roy B. White, who was president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, as an executive secretary. He was later assigned to the office of the railroad's secretary and ended his career in 1991 with successor Chessie System in the office of the vice president of transportation.
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