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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | March 19, 2009
Louis Francis Machacek, former owner of a Towson dry cleaning and tailoring establishment and a big-band buff, died Sunday of complications from an infection at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 87. Mr. Machacek was born and raised over the family business, Smrcina's Cleaners, which was established in 1913 by his grandfather in the 400 block of York Road. He was a 1938 graduate of Towson Catholic High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business from Loyola College in 1942.
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June 29, 2004
John W. "Jack" Lundy, 95, a lumber company owner who agreed to pay $30 in 1939 to sponsor one of the first three Little League teams, died Saturday at his central Pennsylvania home. On its opening day June 6, 1939, the Lundy Lumber team defeated Lycoming Dairy, 23-8. Mr. Lundy remained active in the organization for more than half a century. He visited the White House in 1989 when President George Bush commemorated the league's 50th anniversary. Mr. Lundy's family business - now called Lundy Construction - continues to support Little League teams.
NEWS
June 2, 2010
Our family takes pride in Dundalk and the people that live here. My family owns and operates a floral shop in the Dundalk area that dates back to 1910. Yes, ever community has it problems, but it seems that everyone likes to thrive on talking about Dundalk's bad news ("Odd crime tales rise again in Dundalk," June 1). I have tried several times to contact The Baltimore Sun about writing an article on our family business. As we celebrate 100 years in business this year, I have heard from no one at the Sunpaper, but let something bad happen in Dundalk, and you are here to report it. I guess there is no room for good news.
BUSINESS
By Carla Lazzareschi and Carla Lazzareschi,Los Angeles Times | September 20, 1992
Q: Several years ago, our accountant put our individual retirement accounts into a real estate investment. My husband had 5,150 shares worth $1 each; I had 2,715 shares. The name of the investment changed several times before I heard that the deal went bankrupt.Are these shares totally worthless? What happened to our money? -- D. H.A: Without knowing more, it's impossible to say precisely what happened to your investments and if you will ever see your money again. In all likelihood, your money is lost.
NEWS
November 26, 2006
Elkton caterer wins state award Florence Webster, owner of Flo's Catering in Elkton, has been selected to receive one of Maryland's Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Awards for 2006 from the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs. The program honors Maryland's best minority and women business owners, and highlights their achievements. Flo's Catering, a family business, specializes in home-cooked food for weddings, business lunches and dinners. A panel of judges chose Webster as an entrepreneur who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in business development, client satisfaction, professional affiliations and community outreach.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
I could hardly believe my ears when President Barack Obama chastised lawmakers for focusing on the next election instead of the nation's business ("Military bases in Md. brace for U.S. budget cuts," Feb. 27). President Obama started his run for a second term right after the results of the first election were in. The last four years seemed to be one long campaign, but now with the term limits in effect this is wrong. Mr. Obama wants to keep "early education funding," which is just another way of saying free day care for the poor.
NEWS
September 16, 2002
Frederick E. Blenckstone Jr., a retired vice president of a Baltimore oxygen supply company, died of heart failure Sept. 9 at Shands Hospital of the University of Florida in Gainesville. The longtime Baltimore resident was 62. Born in Hackensack, N.J., Mr. Blenckstone moved to Baltimore with his family as a teen-ager. He grew up in Ruxton and graduated from St. Paul's School for Boys in Brooklandville in 1959. Upon his graduation, Mr. Blenckstone went to work for Baltimore Oxygen Supply Co., which his father founded in 1951.
NEWS
August 16, 1998
Edwina D. Ruhl, 87, bakery supply officialEdwina D. Ruhl, who worked with her husband in the Baltimore bakery-supply business that was founded by his family in 1789, died Tuesday at her Roland Park home of heart failure complicated by a bone infection. She was 87.Born in 1910 in Denton, the former Edwina Downes graduated from Girls' Latin School. She earned a bachelor's degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1931.In 1932, she married George R. Ruhl Jr., president of George R. Ruhl & Son Inc. In 1993, Fortune magazine listed the corporation as the ninth-oldest business in the country.
NEWS
December 23, 2007
On December 22, 2007, BRUCE CARL DIETLE, of Kingsville, MD, born 1/19/1924. Husband of the late Susan Belcher Dietle, beloved father of Daryl, Marlin, Melissa Anne Willams and Diane Dietle Pellegrini, grandfather of Brian, Kelsey, Travis, and Elizabeth, great grandfather of Liam. Survived by his sister Ada Goodwin and family. Pre-deceased by brother Sylvester and sister Catherine Deal. Born in Pocahontas, Pa , he spent his early years working at the home farm. A WWII veteran of the 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper, fighting in the front lines at the Battle of the Bulge.
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Dan Rodricks | August 7, 2014
If there's any joy in Baltimore this week, it comes from baseball and the Orioles. With this frustrating city having slipped into another cycle of summer shootings - one of them ending the life of a 3-year-old girl - I guess we turn to baseball for communal relief from all that's awful, all that makes us angry and weary. Having the Orioles in first place helps. And, further, it helps to hear a pleasant fellow named Mike Cataneo tell why his father bought four season tickets to Orioles games 60 years ago, for the team's inaugural season here.
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