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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 24, 2010
Carroll Leonard "Bo" Snyder, a former longtime Randallstown postal worker and World War II veteran, died Sept. 11 of pneumonia at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. The Sykesville resident was 90. Mr. Snyder was born on his family's farm in Randallstown and spent his early years there. The farm was lost after his father's death in 1931, and five years later, Mr. Snyder dropped out of Randallstown School, which in those days went from grades one to 12, to help support his family.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
David L. Reid Jr., a retired postal worker, died Dec. 29 of a heart attack at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70. David Lee Reid Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised near Gwynns Falls Parkway. He was a 1961 graduate of City College and attended Howard University. He later served in the Navy. Mr. Reid worked for 43 years as a mail processing clerk at Baltimore's main post office on Fayette Street. He retired in 2011. A lifelong movie buff, Mr. Reid also collected films, family members said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
David L. Reid Jr., a retired postal worker, died Dec. 29 of a heart attack at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 70. David Lee Reid Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised near Gwynns Falls Parkway. He was a 1961 graduate of City College and attended Howard University. He later served in the Navy. Mr. Reid worked for 43 years as a mail processing clerk at Baltimore's main post office on Fayette Street. He retired in 2011. A lifelong movie buff, Mr. Reid also collected films, family members said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Joe DeFilippo felt so moved reading about slain Baltimore Civil Rights worker William Lewis Moore that he wrote a song about the postal worker who was killed 50 years ago in Alabama. DeFilippo, a 36-year Baltimore County Public Schools teacher, felt inspired to write "400 miles" about Moore after reading the June 2 story  in The Baltimore Sun about Moore's unsolved murder. Moore, 35, was killed on April 23, 1963, while on a one-man Civil Rights demonstration where he set out to walk from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., to hand deliver a letter to the governor of Mississippi asking him to reverse his stance on segregation.
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By Ian Duncan and Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
A postal worker was killed while delivering mail when his vehicle and a pick-up truck crashed in the 3100 block of Monkton Road, Baltimore County police said. The worker was identified as Bruce Robert Deutser, 62, of the 17400 block of Bushland Road in Parkton. Officers arrived at the collision, near the St. James Academy in Monkton, just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Deutser was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police said Deutser was slowing down to make a left turn when a black Dodge pick-up truck driven by a 53-year-old man from Delaware tried to pass him on the left side.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2012
An Odenton man who tricked a mentally disabled Glen Burnie postal worker into giving him more than $250,000 over the course of three years pleaded guilty Wednesday to exploiting a vulnerable adult, according to Anne Arundel County prosecutors. Eugene Allen Hinson, Jr., 59, of the 1300 block of Tab St. in Odenton was sentenced by Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul Hackner to serve 18 months of a 10-year prison term, prosecutors said in a news release. Hackner also required Hinson to pay full restitution to Thomas "Tommy" Newberger, 50, who is mentally retarded and has worked various jobs at the U.S. Post Office in Glen Burnie for about 30 years, prosecutors said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 25, 2008
Barbara J. Vincent, a postal worker who enjoyed cooking, died Friday of cancer at a sister's Pikesville home. She was 62. Ms. Vincent was born in Baltimore and raised in Somerset Homes in East Baltimore. She was a 1964 graduate of St. Frances Academy and studied at the Community College of Baltimore City. Since 1968, Ms. Vincent had worked at the main U.S. Post Office on East Fayette Street, where she was a registered mail clerk. Ms. Vincent, who had lived in Windsor Hills, enjoyed cooking for family and friends.
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February 13, 2002
Gloria S. Turnquist, 74, postal worker, teacher Gloria S. Turnquist, a former postal worker and teacher, died Feb. 6 of complications from a stroke at Maryland General Hospital. She was 74. A Cherry Hill resident, Mrs. Turnquist had worked as a mail sorter in the old main post office on Calvert Street from 1964 to 1970. Earlier, she had worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Born Gloria Smith in Muscogee County, Ga., she was raised in Columbus, Ga., where she graduated from high school. From 1954 to 1964, she was a teacher at the Georgia State Reformatory School in Columbus.
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October 28, 2003
John A. Jacobs, a retired postal worker and avid fisherman, died of cancer Friday at his Woodbine home. He was 64. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Jacobs was raised in Woodlawn and Arbutus and attended Catonsville High School. He served as an Air Force radar operator from 1956 to 1960 and was assigned to the service's Distant Early Warning System. After returning to Baltimore, Mr. Jacobs became a letter carrier for what is now the U.S. Postal Service. For 34 years, until retiring in 1995, he walked a route in Halethorpe delivering mail.
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June 7, 2006
Edwin Hiram Curry, a retired postal worker who had enjoyed playing basketball, died of cancer May 30 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Ashburton resident was 74. Born in Baltimore and raised in Sandtown, he was a student and basketball player at Frederick Douglass High School when he enlisted in the Air Force. While stationed in Germany, he led his Air Force team to an undefeated 1954 season championship. Mr. Curry became a post office mail carrier and worked from the Arlington Station in Northwest Baltimore, and was a member of the station's basketball team.
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By Ian Duncan and Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
A postal worker was killed while delivering mail when his vehicle and a pick-up truck crashed in the 3100 block of Monkton Road, Baltimore County police said. The worker was identified as Bruce Robert Deutser, 62, of the 17400 block of Bushland Road in Parkton. Officers arrived at the collision, near the St. James Academy in Monkton, just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Deutser was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police said Deutser was slowing down to make a left turn when a black Dodge pick-up truck driven by a 53-year-old man from Delaware tried to pass him on the left side.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2012
A former postal worker admitted Friday that she stole mail and the money inside those envelopes at a Linthicum postal facility, victimizing more than 250 people, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore. Dorothy Jean Gibson, 56, of Windsor Mill, who worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 13 years, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to theft of mail by a postal employee, officials said. When sentenced Jan. 11, Gibson could receive a maximum sentence of five years in prison plus three years of supervised release, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2012
An Odenton man who tricked a mentally disabled Glen Burnie postal worker into giving him more than $250,000 over the course of three years pleaded guilty Wednesday to exploiting a vulnerable adult, according to Anne Arundel County prosecutors. Eugene Allen Hinson, Jr., 59, of the 1300 block of Tab St. in Odenton was sentenced by Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul Hackner to serve 18 months of a 10-year prison term, prosecutors said in a news release. Hackner also required Hinson to pay full restitution to Thomas "Tommy" Newberger, 50, who is mentally retarded and has worked various jobs at the U.S. Post Office in Glen Burnie for about 30 years, prosecutors said.
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May 16, 2012
The Charles County Sheriff's Office says a three-year-old boy was killed after he climbed out of his mother's car and walked into the path of another vehicle. Authorities say the incident occurred in the 10500 block of Sugarberry Street in Waldorf about 2 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the boy had been in a car seat in the back seat of the vehicle when his mother pulled over to give some mail to a postal worker. Police say the boy unbuckled himself, left the car and walked into the roadway where he was struck by an oncoming SUV. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 27, 2011
Doris J. Roseborough, a retired Small Business Administration executive supervisor, died Nov. 15 of an aneurysm at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The longtime Ashburton resident was 73. The former Doris Richardson was born in Essex, N.C., and moved with her family to South Baltimore. After graduating from Carver Vocational-Technical High School in 1956, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1961 from Morgan State University. Mrs. Roseborough worked for the Small Business Administration in Washington as an executive supervisor for 31 years before retiring in the mid-1980s.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2011
With rain coming down Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings picked up a bullhorn and looked toward more than 100 people protesting proposed U.S. Postal Service cutbacks in Catonsville. "I refuse to take you for granted," he told the cheering crowd, several of whom were shouting into their own bullhorns. "They keep squeezing and squeezing and squeezing. At some point, you get squeezed to death. " Like those on Frederick Road in Catonsville, postal workers across the country took to the streets Tuesday to protest proposed layoffs and closures, including the shuttering of 41 offices in Maryland and eight in Baltimore.
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July 11, 2003
Louis A. Dodson, a retired postal worker who collected stamps and coins, died of cancer Tuesday at Bonnie Blink Masonic Home in Cockeysville. He was 83 and lived in Overlea. Born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, Mr. Dodson was a graduate of Kenwood High School. During World War II, he served with the Coast Guard on coastal patrol duty before being discharged in 1945 because of a leg injury. Mr. Dodson joined the U.S. Postal Service in 1945, and worked for many years at the old main Baltimore post office on Calvert Street.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2011
Elizabeth E. Farrell, owner of Rosie's Posies East that supplied vintage garlands to Renaissance festivals around the country, died Sunday of acute liver failure at Union Memorial Hospital. The longtime Towson resident was 83. The daughter of a Navy shipyard worker and a postal worker, she was born Elizabeth Echelmeier and raised in Philadelphia, where she graduated in 1946 from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she worked in the post office in Philadelphia before moving to Baltimore in 1956.
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