March 11, 1991
A Mass of Christian burial for J. Kenneth Trail, a retired Salisbury businessman, will be offered at 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church on Riverside Drive in Salisbury.Mr. Trail, 70, died yesterday at his home in Salisbury after a long bout with heart disease.He retired in 1982 as a sheet metal contractor, a career that had spanned 50 years, first in the Cockeysville area and then in Salisbury, where he moved in the early 1970s.Born in Baltimore, Mr. Trail served in the Marine Corps in Okinawa during World War II, where he was injured and received a Purple Heart.
April 5, 2005
Thomas "Gator" Price, a retired general contractor, died of lung and heart failure March 29 at North Arundel Hospital. The Pasadena resident was 69. Mr. Price was born and raised on his family's farm in Charlottesville, Va. He worked on the farm until moving to Baltimore in 1979, when he established Thomas Price & Sons, a general contracting firm that specialized in painting, concrete work, home renovation and additions. He closed it because of his failing health in 2002. He enjoyed fishing and playing poker and blackjack.
January 10, 1991
Services for George W. Jackson, retired owner of a painting and paperhanging business, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road.Mr. Jackson, who was 82 and lived on Newport Avenue, died Sunday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications of emphysema.He retired in 1978 after starting Jackson Contractors in 1941. For five years before that he had worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta Corp. A native of Baltimore, Mr. Jackson had worked in a candy factory as a young man and had been a member of the National Guard in the 1930s.
May 21, 2005
Services for Robert Lee Clay, 58, a prominent businessman and contractor who was found fatally shot in his Baltimore office Monday, will be held Wednesday at New Psalmist Baptist Church, 4501 Old Frederick Road. The wake, which begins at 9 a.m. will be followed with services at 10 a.m.
February 22, 1996
Stanley W. King, a Taneytown plumbing and heating contractor, has been honored for his service on the board of directors of the Tressler Lutheran Fund.The fund is an endowment that supports Tressler Lutheran Services' programs for children and families. Mr. King was vice chairman of the board. The fund is based near Mechanicsburg, Pa.FireNew Windsor: New Windsor responded to a wash detail near Routes 31 and 75 at 6:23 a.m. Tuesday. Units were out for 2 1/2 hours.
June 26, 2004
A power failure at the 189-unit Chase House left dozens of elderly residents without air conditioning, fans or elevators for hours yesterday. Before noon, a contractor hit an underground cable near the Cathedral Street building, causing a power shut-down in the area, said Linda Foy, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman. The city recently installed a backup generator for the 17-story Chase House, but workers found yesterday that the switch used to turn it on was faulty, said Melvin Edwards, a city housing spokesman.
September 15, 1993
The gates are locked, construction has stopped and a new contractor is being brought in to complete Church Creek Elementary School in Belcamp, whose scheduled Aug. 30 opening already has been pushed back a year.Victimized by a contractor that has declared bankruptcy, Church Creek is the second new Harford County school to have its opening delayed this year. Fallston Middle, at Route 152 and Carrs Mill Road, opened two weeks late because of what the school system said were problems with its contractor, Triangle General Contractors Inc.School board Vice President Ron Eaton said he could not comment on construction problems at either school because of potential litigation.
December 24, 1997
Stanley W. King, a Taneytown plumbing and heating contractor, recently was elected to a second three-year term on the board of Tressler Lutheran Services of Mechanicsburg, Pa.He has served on the board of the Tressler Lutheran Fund, an endowment whose interest income supports Tressler Lutheran Services' program for children and families.The Lutheran agency annually serves 20,000 people in three states.FireTaneytown: Firefighters from Harney and Union Bridge assisted Taneytown at 12: 13 p.m. Monday, responding for smoke in a house in the first block of Fairground Ave. Units were out 25 minutes.
November 29, 1992
A suspicious fire destroyed a Carroll County excavating contractor's business early yesterday.Seventy firefighters from the Winfield, Sykesville, Gamber and Westminster volunteer companies battled the blaze for 40 minutes at F.E. Harrison and Sons in the 5000 block of Old Washington Road near Winfield, Deputy State Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said.A unidentified resident of a nearby mobile home initially spotted the fire and called 911, said Tim Warner, chief of the Winfield Volunteer Fire Co.The first alarm sounded at 1:24 a.m.; a second, 20 minutes later.