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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
Theodore A. "Ted" Dietz, a retired shipyard electrician who earned the sobriquet of "40-Watt Dietz" from fellow volunteer crew members aboard the Liberty ship SS John W. Brown, died Feb. 3 of heart failure at his Severna Park home. He was 91. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Dietz was a 1942 graduate of Franklin K. Lane High School. "He enlisted into the Navy before he formally graduated from high school and his mother received his diploma," said his wife of two years, the former Mary Bartlett.
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January 27, 2014
Carlye Alissa Brunson, daughter of Mark and Meg Brunson of Bel Air, and Stephen Scott Myrick Jr. of Bel Air, son of Stephen Myrick and Angela Smith of Baltimore, announce their engagement. The prospective bride and groom are graduates of Bel Air High School, where they met. Brunson is employed with Med Star Health in Bel Air and is continuing her education toward a nursing degree at Harford Community College. Myrick is a graduate of Harford Community College's electrician's program and is employed by Clinton Electric in Towson.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2010
William Frank Hauhn, a retired electrician, died June 7 of undetermined causes at his Cape St. Claire home. He was 91. Mr. Hauhn was born in Baltimore and raised near Patterson Park and North Avenue. He was a 1936 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Hauhn became an electrician and worked building ships during World War II at Bethlehem Steel Corp. From 1950 until retiring in 1982, Mr. Hauhn, who was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 26, worked out of his union's hiring hall.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2013
Theodore A. "Ted" Dietz, a retired shipyard electrician who earned the sobriquet of "40-Watt Dietz" from fellow volunteer crew members aboard the Liberty ship SS John W. Brown, died Feb. 3 of heart failure at his Severna Park home. He was 91. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Dietz was a 1942 graduate of Franklin K. Lane High School. "He enlisted into the Navy before he formally graduated from high school and his mother received his diploma," said his wife of two years, the former Mary Bartlett.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2010
Richard S. Corbin, a retired General Motors Corp. master electrician, died Monday of cancer at his Joppa home. He was 67. Mr. Corbin was born and raised in Framingham, Mass., where he graduated in 1960 from Framingham High School. He served in the Navy as an electrician from 1960 to 1964, aboard the carrier USS Ranger. After being discharged from the service, he went to work as an electrician at the General Motors plant in Framingham. In 1992, he was transferred to the old General Motors plant on Broening Highway, where he worked until retiring in 1999.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | July 24, 2009
Herbert Ray "Speedy" Kennedy, a retired Lehigh Portland Cement Co. electrician and an avid outdoorsman, died Monday of complications from colon surgery at Frederick Memorial Hospital. The Union Bridge resident was 81. Mr. Kennedy, the son of a Portland Cement Co. heavy equipment operator and a homemaker, was born and raised in Union Bridge. After graduating from Elmer A. Wolfe High School in 1945, he enlisted in the Navy and served in Cuba and Panama aboard the submarine tender USS Orion.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | October 2, 1994
Joseph V. Eder, a Baltimore electrician who never forgot the boyhood friend who saved his life during a World War II invasion, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Eastpoint. He was 74.His World War II combat experiences resulted in a lifetime of serving veterans and their organizations for Mr. Eder, who boxed and studied law at the University of Baltimore after the war.Giving up his law studies, he became an electrician who worked in construction as a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 28, until retiring in 1986.
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October 12, 2007
Mitchell Phillip Myers, a retired maintenance electrician and former Cumberland resident, died Sunday of a heart attack at a hospital in Spartanburg, S.C. He was 81. Mr. Myers was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden. He was a vocational school graduate and enlisted in the Navy during World War II. "He was an electrician aboard a ship that was sunk during the Battle of Okinawa. He earned a Purple Heart but never talked about the war very much," said his wife of 60 years, the former Margilee Fletcher.
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May 13, 2005
James K. Durkin, a master electrician and outdoorsman, died of kidney failure Saturday at St. Agnes HealthCare. The West Baltimore resident was 47. Mr. Durkin was born in San Antonio and raised on Manor View Road in Southwest Baltimore. He was a 1976 graduate of Southwestern High School, and for the past 18 years was an electrician at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay. Mr. Durkin enjoyed boating, scuba diving on shipwrecks in the Florida Keys and backpacking in the Shenandoah Valley and at Acadia National Park in Maine.
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April 24, 2004
William Bachelor Rush, a retired electrician, died Wednesday of cancer at Ruxton Health and Rehabilitation Center of Pikesville. The Arnold resident was 79. Born in Baltimore and raised on Hollins Street, he was a 1942 graduate of City College. He enlisted in the Army during World War II and was a mechanic on fighter planes and a radio operator. Mr. Rush worked as an electrician for 55 years, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union and helped wire numerous office buildings in downtown Baltimore.
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July 13, 2011
Pam and Larry Burton, of Darlington, and Bruce Sargable, of Aberdeen, announce the wedding of their daughter, Amber Lea Mundis, to Brandon Ray Sexton on June 11 at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church in Whiteford. Sexton is the son of Donna Ashley and the late Bobby Sexton. The reception was held at Geneva Farm Golf Course. The maid of honor was childhood friend, Brittney Bowmen. Joshua Spies served as the best man. Other members of the bridal party included Michele Tanman, Marion Thomas, Megan Swinehart, Becky Sexton, Jennifer Sargable, Tommy King, Jason Thomas, Tommy Kirby, Bruce Sargable, and RJ Strong.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2010
Richard S. Corbin, a retired General Motors Corp. master electrician, died Monday of cancer at his Joppa home. He was 67. Mr. Corbin was born and raised in Framingham, Mass., where he graduated in 1960 from Framingham High School. He served in the Navy as an electrician from 1960 to 1964, aboard the carrier USS Ranger. After being discharged from the service, he went to work as an electrician at the General Motors plant in Framingham. In 1992, he was transferred to the old General Motors plant on Broening Highway, where he worked until retiring in 1999.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2010
Ronald Carl Reuter, a retired electrical contractor who had coached youth sports for more than 30 years, died Monday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 71. Born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville, Mr. Reuter graduated from Parkville High School. After serving as an Army mechanic for a year, he became an electrician and joined Kingsbury-Samuel Electrical Co., an electrical contracting firm, as an estimator. He purchased the business in the early 1980s after his father's retirement and continued to operate the company until closing it in 1987.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2010
William Frank Hauhn, a retired electrician, died June 7 of undetermined causes at his Cape St. Claire home. He was 91. Mr. Hauhn was born in Baltimore and raised near Patterson Park and North Avenue. He was a 1936 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Hauhn became an electrician and worked building ships during World War II at Bethlehem Steel Corp. From 1950 until retiring in 1982, Mr. Hauhn, who was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 26, worked out of his union's hiring hall.
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By Lorraine Mirabella | lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | December 2, 2009
A 51-year-old Westminster man has been charged with using fake credentials to get hired as a professional engineer by at least three firms in Maryland, the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Tuesday. A Howard County grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging Lawrence D. Novakowski, 51, with one count of practicing without a license and two counts of counterfeiting a public seal, according to the State Board for Professional Engineers, a part of the labor department's division of occupational and professional licensing that investigated.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | July 24, 2009
Herbert Ray "Speedy" Kennedy, a retired Lehigh Portland Cement Co. electrician and an avid outdoorsman, died Monday of complications from colon surgery at Frederick Memorial Hospital. The Union Bridge resident was 81. Mr. Kennedy, the son of a Portland Cement Co. heavy equipment operator and a homemaker, was born and raised in Union Bridge. After graduating from Elmer A. Wolfe High School in 1945, he enlisted in the Navy and served in Cuba and Panama aboard the submarine tender USS Orion.
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January 10, 2003
Carl Milton Knobel, a retired electrician and church Sunday school superintendent, died of heart failure Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Fullerton resident was 91. Born in Baltimore and raised in Fullerton, he attended Fullerton School on Belair Road. He retired Dec. 29, 1981, as an investigator for Baltimore County's Electrical Administrative Board. The County Council declared it Carl M. Knobel Day in recognition of his 16 years of service. He earlier had run an electrical contracting business based in Fullerton, and as a young man was an estimator at the Washington Navy Yard.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | January 23, 2009
Harold E. Burkholder, a retired master electrician and active church member, died Jan. 15 at his Southwest Baltimore home of complications from a stroke. He was 77. Mr. Burkholder was born and raised in Lancaster, Pa. He was a 1948 graduate of East Lampeter High School and moved from Witmer Heights, Pa., to Baltimore in 1953 to help establish the Wilkens Avenue Mennonite Church. Mr. Burkholder was employed as a master electrician for 49 years and 10 months by the Electric Motor Repair Co. in Baltimore.
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