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January 27, 2005
William L. "Buck" Frazier, a retired carpenter and construction foreman, died of a heart attack Sunday at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 79. Mr. Frazier was born and raised in Randallstown. After graduating from Randallstown High School in 1943, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin in the Pacific. After the war, he took a job at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's downtown headquarters. "He hated office work and wanted to work outside, so he left the B&O," said his wife of 52 years, the former Elizabeth Ann Covahey.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | February 15, 2008
A construction foreman missing since Wednesday afternoon was found dead yesterday morning at the bottom of a shaft inside the Constellation Energy Group headquarters near Baltimore's Inner Harbor, authorities said. The man, Wayne Kerr, 55, of Glen Burnie, was a longtime employee of Centerline Construction Co. He was working at the Constellation building when he apparently fell from the ninth floor to the fourth floor in the 6-by-6-foot metal construction shaft. The building is at 750 E. Pratt St. "Wayne Kerr had a lot of long-time friends here," said Mark Green, the president of Centerline Construction.
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NEWS
July 26, 2006
James Joseph Carr, a construction foreman who loved the beach, died Saturday at Northwest Hospital Center after suffering a heart attack while driving. The Reisterstown resident was 47. Mr. Carr was born in Baltimore and raised on St. Dunstans Road in Homeland. He was a 1977 graduate of Boys' Latin School and attended what is now Towson University. After leaving college, Mr. Carr went to work for Frank Favazza & Son, where he became a master carpenter and received his early training as a construction foreman.
NEWS
July 26, 2006
James Joseph Carr, a construction foreman who loved the beach, died Saturday at Northwest Hospital Center after suffering a heart attack while driving. The Reisterstown resident was 47. Mr. Carr was born in Baltimore and raised on St. Dunstans Road in Homeland. He was a 1977 graduate of Boys' Latin School and attended what is now Towson University. After leaving college, Mr. Carr went to work for Frank Favazza & Son, where he became a master carpenter and received his early training as a construction foreman.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,Sun reporter | February 15, 2008
A construction foreman missing since Wednesday afternoon was found dead yesterday morning at the bottom of a shaft inside the Constellation Energy Group headquarters near Baltimore's Inner Harbor, authorities said. The man, Wayne Kerr, 55, of Glen Burnie, was a longtime employee of Centerline Construction Co. He was working at the Constellation building when he apparently fell from the ninth floor to the fourth floor in the 6-by-6-foot metal construction shaft. The building is at 750 E. Pratt St. "Wayne Kerr had a lot of long-time friends here," said Mark Green, the president of Centerline Construction.
NEWS
November 19, 1993
Ned WhittConstruction foremanNed Whitt, a retired construction foreman, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Arnold resident was 76.Mr. Whitt retired in 1980 after working as a foreman on such projects as the Liberty Dam. He spent his career working for several area construction companies.Born and reared in Warrior, W.Va., he was educated there. He went to work in the coal mines in Harmon, Va., when he was 17.He moved to Baltimore in 1940 and went to work as a welder at Bethlehem Steel Corp.
NEWS
April 6, 2003
Richard Paul Weekly, a retired carpenter and construction foreman, died of respiratory failure Thursday at Maryland General Hospital. He was 82 and lived in Catonsville. Mr. Weekly was born in Grafton, W.Va., and moved to Baltimore as a youth. He was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 and served as a flight engineer with a squad that delivered warplanes to Europe and the Pacific theaters of operation. He was discharged in 1946. After returning to Baltimore, he resumed his trade as a carpenter.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1999
William R. Aycock, a self-taught engineer who worked his way up from construction foreman to president and chairman of McLean Contracting Co., died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at the Copper Ridge retirement community in Sykesville. He was 90.Mr. Aycock, who retired from McLean in 1986 after 47 years with the company, lived in Ellicott City for nearly 30 years before moving to Copper Ridge 14 months ago.He was born and grew up on a farm near Kannapolis, N.C., but left there after dropping out of high school at about age 15 to work as a carpenter on construction of the Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River.
NEWS
October 27, 1994
A 47-year-old construction foreman was killed when a 79,000-pound excavator rolled over him at a work site in Hickory Ridge yesterday morning, Howard County police said.The death of Royce M. Crawford, of Inwood, W.Va., was being attributed to "pedestrian error," police said.Mr. Crawford, who worked for the Frederick-based Richard F. Kline Inc. construction company, was pronounced dead at the Shock Trauma Center in downtown Baltimore shortly after 8 a.m. Rescue officials said Mr. Crawford probably backed into the rear of a Caterpillar Excavator 330L, even though a built-in audible alarm sounds when the vehicle is in motion.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 15, 2004
Melvin Webster Smith, a retired marine construction foreman who launched a second career in retirement as a Chesapeake Bay waterman, died of congestive heart failure Monday at his Stevensville home. He was 83. Mr. Smith was born in Baltimore and raised in Bennett Point near Grasonville. He was a 1942 graduate of Glen Burnie High School and during World War II served in the Navy as an aviation mechanic in the Pacific. He worked at Crown, Cork & Seal Co. before joining the McLean Contracting Co. in 1959.
NEWS
January 27, 2005
William L. "Buck" Frazier, a retired carpenter and construction foreman, died of a heart attack Sunday at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 79. Mr. Frazier was born and raised in Randallstown. After graduating from Randallstown High School in 1943, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the battleship USS Wisconsin in the Pacific. After the war, he took a job at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's downtown headquarters. "He hated office work and wanted to work outside, so he left the B&O," said his wife of 52 years, the former Elizabeth Ann Covahey.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 15, 2004
Melvin Webster Smith, a retired marine construction foreman who launched a second career in retirement as a Chesapeake Bay waterman, died of congestive heart failure Monday at his Stevensville home. He was 83. Mr. Smith was born in Baltimore and raised in Bennett Point near Grasonville. He was a 1942 graduate of Glen Burnie High School and during World War II served in the Navy as an aviation mechanic in the Pacific. He worked at Crown, Cork & Seal Co. before joining the McLean Contracting Co. in 1959.
NEWS
April 6, 2003
Richard Paul Weekly, a retired carpenter and construction foreman, died of respiratory failure Thursday at Maryland General Hospital. He was 82 and lived in Catonsville. Mr. Weekly was born in Grafton, W.Va., and moved to Baltimore as a youth. He was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 and served as a flight engineer with a squad that delivered warplanes to Europe and the Pacific theaters of operation. He was discharged in 1946. After returning to Baltimore, he resumed his trade as a carpenter.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1999
William R. Aycock, a self-taught engineer who worked his way up from construction foreman to president and chairman of McLean Contracting Co., died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at the Copper Ridge retirement community in Sykesville. He was 90.Mr. Aycock, who retired from McLean in 1986 after 47 years with the company, lived in Ellicott City for nearly 30 years before moving to Copper Ridge 14 months ago.He was born and grew up on a farm near Kannapolis, N.C., but left there after dropping out of high school at about age 15 to work as a carpenter on construction of the Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River.
NEWS
October 27, 1994
A 47-year-old construction foreman was killed when a 79,000-pound excavator rolled over him at a work site in Hickory Ridge yesterday morning, Howard County police said.The death of Royce M. Crawford, of Inwood, W.Va., was being attributed to "pedestrian error," police said.Mr. Crawford, who worked for the Frederick-based Richard F. Kline Inc. construction company, was pronounced dead at the Shock Trauma Center in downtown Baltimore shortly after 8 a.m. Rescue officials said Mr. Crawford probably backed into the rear of a Caterpillar Excavator 330L, even though a built-in audible alarm sounds when the vehicle is in motion.
NEWS
November 19, 1993
Ned WhittConstruction foremanNed Whitt, a retired construction foreman, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Arnold resident was 76.Mr. Whitt retired in 1980 after working as a foreman on such projects as the Liberty Dam. He spent his career working for several area construction companies.Born and reared in Warrior, W.Va., he was educated there. He went to work in the coal mines in Harmon, Va., when he was 17.He moved to Baltimore in 1940 and went to work as a welder at Bethlehem Steel Corp.
NEWS
July 26, 1996
Police logElkridge: 6600 block of Santa Barbara Road: Someone climbed a fence at McNew Culligan Water Treatment Systems between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday and took a tire and rim from a van.Elkridge: 6600 block of Santa Barbara Road: Someone broke glass in the front door of Vertex Computer Cable about 1: 20 a.m. Thursday and fled when discovered by the night shift crew.Ellicott City: Waterloo Road at Montgomery Road: A construction foreman at the Development Contractors site noticed keys and a saw taken from a trailer.
NEWS
February 15, 1991
Sarah Elaine Adams, a retired school custodian and housekeeper, died Friday of cancer at her home on Abbotston Street.Services for Mrs. Adams, who was 74, were held yesterday at the Most Worshipful Zerubbabel Masonic Grand Lodge.She retired in 1988 after 30 years as a housekeeper for a Baltimore family. Earlier, she was a school custodian.The former Sarah Elaine Gatewood was born and reared in Dorsey.Her husband, Charles Floyd Adams, a retired construction foreman, died in 1989. After his death, Mrs. Adams, who had lived on Carrollton Avenue for many years, moved for a time to Bridgeton, N.J.She is survived by three daughters, Sarah Satterfield and Hattie Washington, both of Baltimore, and Hazel McCoy of Bridgeton; three sons, the Rev. Marion Adams and Greer Tripp, both of Baltimore, and Theodore Kelley of Bridgeton; a sister, Emma Jackson of Baltimore; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
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