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December 2, 1990
Services for Raymond A. Davis, a retired purchasing agent, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Leonard J. Ruck Funeral Home Inc., 5305 Harford Road.Mr. Davis, a longtime resident of Gardenville in Northeast Baltimore, died Friday at Franklin Square Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 63.Born in Baltimore, he attended St. Michael's Catholic School in Overlea and served with the U.S. Army during World War II.He was a salesman for 25 years for the wholesale hardware dealership of William H. Cole and Sons in Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2011
James Hopkins Berger, a retired purchasing agent who in his youth earned a Carnegie Hero Award for saving the lives of two family members during a 1958 Roland Park house fire, died Dec. 15 of prostate cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Mays Chapel resident was 71. The son of a career Army officer and an educator, Mr. Berger was born in Aberdeen and moved to Roland Avenue with his family and later to Guilford. "He survived polio as a child and his determination to help overcome a paralyzed left side helped him achieve a full recovery," said his wife of 46 years, the former Ann Turner Carroll.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | April 7, 2009
Donald Russel Atwood, a retired hospital purchasing agent and former merchant marine officer, died of multiple organ failure Wednesday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 98. Mr. Atwood was born in Baltimore and raised near Druid Hill Park. He was a City College graduate. "During the Depression, he held many jobs, including being a Pinkerton detective," said his son, Theodore D. "Ted" Atwood of Roland Park, energy adviser to the Baltimore Department of Public Works.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2010
Anthony W. Czapski, a retired clothing-maker purchasing executive, died of complications of an infection and heart disease Nov. 28 at Carroll Hospital Center. He was 80 and lived in Reisterstown. Born in Baltimore and known as Tony C, he was raised on Streeper Street. He was a 1948 Calvert Hall College High School graduate. During his high school years, he assisted his teachers, the Christian Brothers, with clerical work. Mr. Czapski earned a business law degree at the University of Baltimore in 1973.
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September 19, 1990
Charles S. Myers, a manufacturers' representative and former purchasing agent for area industries, died early Monday of heart failure at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 80.A memorial service for Mr. Myers, who lived on Acorn Circle in Towson, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St.In 1960, he founded Charles S. Myers & Sons. He was still active part time in the business, representing two manufacturers of heating and cooling equipment, the Airfloor Co. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
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October 28, 2001
Lawrence Gerald Kalb, a retired purchasing agent and aviation enthusiast, died Thursday of undetermined causes at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 71 and lived in Bel Air. He retired in 1991 as a University of Maryland Medical Center purchasing agent. He had earlier worked in the same field at the University of Maryland, College Park and at the Bendix Corp. As a young man he was a flight-line mechanic at the Glenn L. Martin Co. Born and raised in Essex, he was a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School.
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November 30, 1999
Richard Blundon Watts, a retired Martin Marietta purchasing agent, died Friday of cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 62 and lived in Riderwood.An electronics purchasing agent, he joined Martin Marietta in 1980 and retired in 1992. He had formerly worked at AAI Corp. in Cockeysville.Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of the Calvert School in North Baltimore and St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Del. He attended Drexel University and the Johns Hopkins University.He enjoyed Dixieland jazz and working with computers and electronics.
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March 18, 2003
Donald E. Doeller, a retired purchasing agent, miniature lighthouse collector and watercraft modeler, died of heart failure Saturday at Raleigh Community Hospital in North Carolina. The longtime Guilford resident was 88. Born and raised on Calvert Street in Baltimore, Mr. Doeller was a 1933 graduate of Friends School and attended the University of Maryland. In 1938, he went to work as purchasing agent for Simpson & Doeller Co., a family printing business founded by his grandfather in the 19th century.
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May 7, 2003
Angelo Daniel Colaianni, a retired Amtrak purchasing agent and community activist, died of congestive heart failure Monday at Harbor Hospital. He was 78. Mr. Colaianni was born in Baltimore and raised in the Lake Montebello area. He attended city public schools. He joined the U.S. merchant marine in 1942 and traveled about 70,000 miles by sea during World War II. While on a Murmansk run, his ship was torpedoed, and he spent 13 hours in the water before being rescued. He went to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Baltimore in 1948, installing telephones and telegraph equipment.
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October 25, 2003
Robert H. Bradley Sr., a World War II veteran who worked four decades as a purchasing agent for a baking company, died of cancer Tuesday at his retirement home in Orange City, Fla. He was 81. Born in Ellicott City, Mr. Bradley graduated from Ellicott City High School in 1940 and went to work for Doughnut Corporation of America. He continued to work for the company, later known as DCA Food Industries, until he retired in 1986 as a Laurel-based purchasing agent. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and was stationed in North Carolina, Florida and France before being discharged in 1946.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | April 7, 2009
Donald Russel Atwood, a retired hospital purchasing agent and former merchant marine officer, died of multiple organ failure Wednesday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 98. Mr. Atwood was born in Baltimore and raised near Druid Hill Park. He was a City College graduate. "During the Depression, he held many jobs, including being a Pinkerton detective," said his son, Theodore D. "Ted" Atwood of Roland Park, energy adviser to the Baltimore Department of Public Works.
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April 25, 2007
Laura L. Stauffer, a retired railroad assistant purchasing agent and longtime West University Parkway resident, died Saturday of complications from a broken hip at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 91. Laura Lyons was born and raised in Chaneyville, Calvert County, the daughter of a tobacco farmer. She was a graduate of Anne Arundel County's Southern High School and completed secretarial training at Eaton and Burnett Business College in Baltimore. In 1944, Mrs. Stauffer began her career as a stenographer with the Western Maryland Railway in Baltimore, and later worked for the C&O/B&O Railroad and successors Chessie System and CSX. For the last eight years of her career before retiring in 1977, she was an assistant purchasing agent dealing in petroleum products.
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November 18, 2006
Charles Grindel Leight, a retired hospital purchasing agent and consultant, died of complications from a broken hip Nov. 11 at his daughter's home in Millington, Del. The former Rock Hall resident was 83. Mr. Leight was born in Baltimore and raised on Cardenas Avenue. He was a 1941 graduate of City College and, because he had suffered from polio in his youth, was deferred from military service during World War II. He began working at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River in 1942 as a stock chaser and was later promoted to expeditor and supervisor.
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October 25, 2003
Robert H. Bradley Sr., a World War II veteran who worked four decades as a purchasing agent for a baking company, died of cancer Tuesday at his retirement home in Orange City, Fla. He was 81. Born in Ellicott City, Mr. Bradley graduated from Ellicott City High School in 1940 and went to work for Doughnut Corporation of America. He continued to work for the company, later known as DCA Food Industries, until he retired in 1986 as a Laurel-based purchasing agent. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and was stationed in North Carolina, Florida and France before being discharged in 1946.
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May 20, 2003
Thomas I. Burbage, a retired steel company purchasing agent, died of heart failure Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Roland Park resident was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised in Govans, he was a 1938 City College graduate. After working briefly for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., he joined the Maryland National Guard in 1941. He entered the Army Air Forces and served in India and China, and flew B-25 bombers on numerous missions in World War II. He attained the rank of lieutenant.
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May 7, 2003
Angelo Daniel Colaianni, a retired Amtrak purchasing agent and community activist, died of congestive heart failure Monday at Harbor Hospital. He was 78. Mr. Colaianni was born in Baltimore and raised in the Lake Montebello area. He attended city public schools. He joined the U.S. merchant marine in 1942 and traveled about 70,000 miles by sea during World War II. While on a Murmansk run, his ship was torpedoed, and he spent 13 hours in the water before being rescued. He went to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Baltimore in 1948, installing telephones and telegraph equipment.
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April 26, 1998
LeRoy Ellwood Medford, a retired purchasing agent for the David Taylor Research Center in Annapolis, died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at his home in Glen Burnie. He was 73.A lifelong resident of Ferndale and Glen Burnie, Mr. Medford sang at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre when he was 4 years old. He graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1941.Mr. Medford served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, then became a civilian employee of the Navy -- beginning a career that spanned four decades as purchasing agent for the research center.
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November 18, 2006
Charles Grindel Leight, a retired hospital purchasing agent and consultant, died of complications from a broken hip Nov. 11 at his daughter's home in Millington, Del. The former Rock Hall resident was 83. Mr. Leight was born in Baltimore and raised on Cardenas Avenue. He was a 1941 graduate of City College and, because he had suffered from polio in his youth, was deferred from military service during World War II. He began working at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River in 1942 as a stock chaser and was later promoted to expeditor and supervisor.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | April 26, 2003
Thomas N. Pindell, a retired Black & Decker Corp. purchasing agent and founder of the Oregon Swimming Club, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 96. Mr. Pindell was born and raised in Cockeysville, the son of a grocer who operated a general store on York Road in the Baltimore County community. He spent his early years growing up in the rectory of Sherwood Episcopal Church where his grandfather, the Rev. Adolphus Pindell, was rector for 40 years. After graduating from Towson High School in 1925, Mr. Pindell began working in maintenance for Black & Decker.
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