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December 21, 2003
Richard Cornish, a meat cutter for more than 30 years at various Baltimore markets, died Dec. 14 of kidney failure at Future Care Homewood Nursing Home in Charles Village. The lifelong Baltimore resident was 85. Known by friends and family as "Baby Richard," Mr. Cornish was born and raised in South Baltimore and educated in the city's school system. He played football, softball and basketball for his neighborhood team in local all-black leagues. He also boxed under the name "Kid Martini."
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2010
Alexander Bostick, a retired meat cutter who lived to be nearly 106 and spent his early years sharecropping in South Carolina, died of heart disease May 19 at Maryland General Hospital. He lived on Eden Street in East Baltimore. Known as "Buddy," he was born in Dillon County, S.C., on Aug. 5, 1904. His parents farmed a small piece of land they did not own. "They picked cotton, raised chickens, cured tobacco and plowed the land with the help of a mule and a hand plow," said his son, Hilton O. Bostick of Des Moines, Iowa.
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NEWS
November 3, 2007
Ross J. Carter Jr., a retired meat cutter and a World War II veteran, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. The former East Baltimore resident was 85. Mr. Carter was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden and Northeast Baltimore. He was a graduate of Baltimore public schools. He enlisted in the Army in 1938 and served as a cook with the 29th Division. He landed at Normandy, France, on D-Day and was discharged in 1945. Mr. Carter, whose career as a meat cutter spanned 50 years, worked at Food Fair and Pantry Pride before moving to Ocean City in 1980.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | September 2, 2009
Baltimore area grocer Mars Super Markets has agreed to pay $275,000 and change its hiring practices to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Tuesday. In a class action suit filed last September, the federal agency accused the 16-store chain of discriminating by failing to hire women as meat cutters. Mars refused to hire part-time deli clerk Gail Brown as an apprentice meat cutter at its Wise Avenue store because she is a woman, the lawsuit said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2010
Alexander Bostick, a retired meat cutter who lived to be nearly 106 and spent his early years sharecropping in South Carolina, died of heart disease May 19 at Maryland General Hospital. He lived on Eden Street in East Baltimore. Known as "Buddy," he was born in Dillon County, S.C., on Aug. 5, 1904. His parents farmed a small piece of land they did not own. "They picked cotton, raised chickens, cured tobacco and plowed the land with the help of a mule and a hand plow," said his son, Hilton O. Bostick of Des Moines, Iowa.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | December 22, 2007
By day, George Parr was a meat cutter and sausage maker. By night, he was Father Christmas. He donned a white beard and a red suit, and rang sleigh bells throughout the streets of Highlandtown as a 15-year-old. He knocked on doors and posed for pictures. Everyone welcomed Santa into their homes on Christmas Eve. Years later, he arrived on a boat for the first Christmas at Harborplace. The man who insisted that Santa-print shower curtains hang in his bathroom, and that his house be lighted by a thousand miniature lights, died of a stroke Wednesday at his Perry Hall home.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | September 2, 2009
Baltimore area grocer Mars Super Markets has agreed to pay $275,000 and change its hiring practices to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Tuesday. In a class action suit filed last September, the federal agency accused the 16-store chain of discriminating by failing to hire women as meat cutters. Mars refused to hire part-time deli clerk Gail Brown as an apprentice meat cutter at its Wise Avenue store because she is a woman, the lawsuit said.
NEWS
March 14, 2003
Frederick A. Toole, a retired SuperFresh supervisor and former meat cutter, died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Catonsville resident was 62. Mr. Toole was born in Baltimore and raised on Wilhelm Street in the southeastern section of the city. He was a 1958 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and attended Catonsville Community College. Mr. Toole began his supermarket career as a 16-year-old when he went to work for the old Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. He later became a meat cutter after completing his apprenticeship In 1967, he was promoted to meat department supervisor for the 13 Eastern Shore stores of the company, which later became SuperFresh.
NEWS
February 9, 1991
A Mass of Christian burial for Anita L. Dawson, a meat manager for Giant Food Inc., will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery Roman Catholic Church, Monastery Avenue and Old Frederick Road.Ms. Dawson, who was 45 and lived on Old Washington Boulevard in Halethorpe, died early Wednesday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital.She had became a meat department manager at Giant stores two years ago, after eight years as a meat cutter for the company. Earlier, she was a meat cutter at A&P food stores for about 10 years.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1995
Edward M. Farrell, a retired meat cutter who was known for dispensing humor along with the finest cuts of meats, died Monday of pneumonia at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 77 and lived in Monkton.Mr. Farrell, who retired in 1975 as manager of the meat department of the A&P store in Mount Washington, took particular umbrage at being called a butcher."He always said that 'butchers kill animals and meat cutters dress meat and there's a big differance,' " said a daughter, Patricia Kalinowski of Highlandtown.
BUSINESS
October 2, 2008
Southwest to add priority security lanes at BWI Southwest Airlines said yesterday that it will add priority security lanes this month at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport for its business customers and frequent fliers. BWI is one of seven airports where Southwest is adding the speed lanes. Other airports include: Dallas; Phoenix; Orange County, Calif.; Denver; San Francisco; and Los Angeles. The airline, the largest carrier at BWI, plans to add such lanes to additional airports next month.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | December 22, 2007
By day, George Parr was a meat cutter and sausage maker. By night, he was Father Christmas. He donned a white beard and a red suit, and rang sleigh bells throughout the streets of Highlandtown as a 15-year-old. He knocked on doors and posed for pictures. Everyone welcomed Santa into their homes on Christmas Eve. Years later, he arrived on a boat for the first Christmas at Harborplace. The man who insisted that Santa-print shower curtains hang in his bathroom, and that his house be lighted by a thousand miniature lights, died of a stroke Wednesday at his Perry Hall home.
NEWS
November 3, 2007
Ross J. Carter Jr., a retired meat cutter and a World War II veteran, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. The former East Baltimore resident was 85. Mr. Carter was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden and Northeast Baltimore. He was a graduate of Baltimore public schools. He enlisted in the Army in 1938 and served as a cook with the 29th Division. He landed at Normandy, France, on D-Day and was discharged in 1945. Mr. Carter, whose career as a meat cutter spanned 50 years, worked at Food Fair and Pantry Pride before moving to Ocean City in 1980.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2004
Albert A. Fellner, who supplied shoppers at Baltimore's Northeast Market with custom-cut meats and homemade sausages for 30 years as the owner of Fellner's Meats, died of bladder cancer Monday at Hope Hospice in Coral Gables, Fla. The former Rosedale resident was 65. Mr. Fellner was born in Weiden, Germany, and was 12 when he immigrated to Baltimore to join family members. He attended city public schools and spent summers on a relative's farm in Finksburg. "He went to work at 16 for Karl Sachs, who had a stall in the Northeast Market and a shop in Hamilton," said a brother, Joseph Fellner of Baldwin.
NEWS
December 21, 2003
Richard Cornish, a meat cutter for more than 30 years at various Baltimore markets, died Dec. 14 of kidney failure at Future Care Homewood Nursing Home in Charles Village. The lifelong Baltimore resident was 85. Known by friends and family as "Baby Richard," Mr. Cornish was born and raised in South Baltimore and educated in the city's school system. He played football, softball and basketball for his neighborhood team in local all-black leagues. He also boxed under the name "Kid Martini."
NEWS
March 14, 2003
Frederick A. Toole, a retired SuperFresh supervisor and former meat cutter, died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Catonsville resident was 62. Mr. Toole was born in Baltimore and raised on Wilhelm Street in the southeastern section of the city. He was a 1958 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and attended Catonsville Community College. Mr. Toole began his supermarket career as a 16-year-old when he went to work for the old Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. He later became a meat cutter after completing his apprenticeship In 1967, he was promoted to meat department supervisor for the 13 Eastern Shore stores of the company, which later became SuperFresh.
NEWS
December 25, 1996
Lucille C. Paulson, 104, teacher and homemakerLucille C. Paulson, a former Baltimore resident and homemaker, died in her sleep Dec. 10 at Brooke Grove Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Sandy Spring. She was 104.The former Lucille Crowl was born in 1892, the daughter of H. Webster Crowl Sr., a lawyer, real estate developer and member of the Baltimore City Council in the 1880s. He also was president of North Avenue Electric Railway, which operated some of the first electric streetcars in the city.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2002
Lawrence R. "Jumbo" Tuers Jr., a retired supermarket meat cutter and championship-winning softball pitcher known for his devious fast pitch and competitive streak, died Friday of emphysema at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 73. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Eastport section of Annapolis, Mr. Tuers began a 40-year love affair with softball in 1948. He spent the first 20 years as a pitcher, and the last two decades as player and manager. Mr. Tuers' pitching helped clinch four state Amateur Softball Association men's fast-pitch championships, including one with the National Boh team in 1972, and the others with National Premium in 1978, 1979 and 1981 -- the teams he played for the longest.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2002
Lawrence R. "Jumbo" Tuers Jr., a retired supermarket meat cutter and championship-winning softball pitcher known for his devious fast pitch and competitive streak, died Friday of emphysema at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 73. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Eastport section of Annapolis, Mr. Tuers began a 40-year love affair with softball in 1948. He spent the first 20 years as a pitcher, and the last two decades as player and manager. Mr. Tuers' pitching helped clinch four state Amateur Softball Association men's fast-pitch championships, including one with the National Boh team in 1972, and the others with National Premium in 1978, 1979 and 1981 -- the teams he played for the longest.
NEWS
February 3, 2001
Belinda F. Brown, 42, GM worker, union activist Belinda F. Brown, a General Motors Corp. assembly line worker and United Auto Workers activist, died Tuesday of undetermined causes at her Broening Manor home in Southeast Baltimore. She was 42. At her death, Miss Brown had been employed for more than 16 years at GM's Broening Highway truck assembly plant. A staunch union activist and a member of UAW Local 239 in Baltimore, Miss Brown was the union's job placement coordinator and election committee secretary and served as recording secretary of the women's committee.
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