April 9, 2004
WILLIAM C. WILLEY, 75, of Cambridge, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Dorchester General Hospital. He was born in Cambridge and was the son of the late Dorsey J. and Frances Burton Willey. Mr. Willey attended school in Dorchester County. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army and received the World War II Victory Medal. He worked for Sears as automobile mechanic and later as a salesperson until he retired in 1981. Mr. Willey enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of American Legion Post 91, VFW Post 7460, Loyal order of the Moose in Glen Burnie and Lafayette Lodge No. 111 A.F. & A.M. in Cockeysville.
May 21, 2004
WM. RICHARD SURRATT, of Baltimore, MD died on Wednesday, May 19, 2004. He was born on September 3, 1932 in Baltimore, MD the son of the late William and Anna Surratt. He was a police officer for 41 years with the Baltimore City Police retiring in 1999. He was also a Vet of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Hamilton Post #20 and Drum Corp (Yankee Rebels) and a member of St. Thomas A. Quinns, Hamilton, Baltimore, MD. He enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing. He is survived by his companion Marian Potter-Creswell of Elkton, MD and two nephews.
March 20, 2009
Francis "Jerry" Golebieski, a retired General Motors Corp. worker who also had owned and operated a general contracting firm, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 69. Mr. Golebieski was born in Baltimore and raised at Lombard Street and Broadway in East Baltimore. After leaving Patterson Park High School in 1957, he enlisted in the Air Force, where he served until being discharged in 1965. Mr. Golebieski, who had earned his high school equivalency certificate while in the service, became an assembly line worker at General Motors' Broening Highway plant in 1965.
February 28, 2004
Charles Edward Essich, a retired truck driver and an outdoorsman, died of congestive heart failure Sunday at Carroll Hospital Center. The Finksburg resident was 70. Mr. Essich was born and raised in Westminster and graduated from Westminster High School. He served in the Army from 1957 to 1959. He drove trucks for more than 30 years for Shipley Transfer. He retired in 1996. He was a member of Teamsters Local 311. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of the United Coon Hunters Association.
March 11, 2003
Lon Junior Miller, a retired master sergeant and produce business owner, died of a heart attack March 4 at his Cape St. Claire home. He was 70. Born in Mount Carbon, W.Va., he was a graduate of East Bank High School in East Bank, W.Va. He joined the Army at age 17 and served in what was then West Germany and in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. He also played the trombone and tuba in military bands. Sergeant Miller retired from military service in 1981. He then bought a produce business, R.J. Hardy Produce Co., in Annapolis.
December 6, 2003
Robert L. Weckesser Sr., a retired tile and marble setter, died of pancreatic cancer yesterday at his home in Winfield. He was 68. Mr. Weckesser was born and raised in Southwest Baltimore and attended city public schools. He was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local No. 1 of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and worked for more than 40 years as a tile and marble setter. He retired about 10 years ago on a medical disability. Mr. Weckesser was an avid tenpin bowler.
June 25, 2004
Andrew S. Calder, a retired machinist who worked for several area breweries, died of pneumonia Monday at St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Southwest Baltimore. The former Catonsville resident was 98. Mr. Calder was born and raised in Latrobe, Pa., where he attended public schools. "His original name was Caladaro, but the family changed it in 1940 to Calder because it sounded more American," said Cathy Moylan, a granddaughter. In 1927, Mr. Calder married Ann McCarthy, and the couple moved to Baltimore.
January 2, 1991
Allen Case, a founder of Case-Mason Inc. in Joppa, died Dec. 15 at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore of a brain aneurysm. He was 64 and lived on Warren Manor Court in Cockeysville.As an organ donor, Mr. Case helped three other patients.Services for Mr. Case were held Dec. 18 at the Church of the Redeemer, with burial in Green Mount Cemetery.A native of Quincy, Mass., Mr. Case was a 1945 graduate of the St. Paul's School for Boys and then attended Johns Hopkins University, where he joined the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.
January 6, 2005
Harold "Sherm" Sherman, an automobile salesman and World War II veteran, died of cancer Saturday at his Woodlawn home. He was 80. Mr. Sherman was born and raised in Baltimore, and graduated from Forest Park High School. He earned a Purple Heart during his Army service in Europe with the 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion. "He was at the Battle of the Bulge but didn't talk too much about his experiences during the war," said a son, Dr. Richard H. Sherman of Milford, Del. In the late 1940s, Mr. Sherman began his career as an auto salesman with what was then called A. D. Anderson City Oldsmobile and worked at the dealership's U.S. 40 and Howard Street showrooms.
July 6, 2005
Irvin A. Senkel, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee and outdoorsman, died of renal failure Friday at North Arundel Hospital. The longtime Woodlawn resident was 82. Born and raised in West Baltimore, Mr. Senkel was a 1940 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945 aboard a troop landing ship and participated in landings including North Africa, Sicily, Salerno and D-Day. He worked for BGE for 42 years and was a senior test man when he retired in 1984.