June 4, 2009
Frank P. Hepner, a retired welder who enjoyed home improvement projects, died of a circulatory ailment Friday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Middle River resident was 92. Born in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, he was a 1935 City College graduate and later attended Strayer's Business College. He served in the Army as a medical technician during World War II. Mr. Hepner became a welder and worked at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point Shipyard and later for the Standard Oil Co. He retired nearly 30 years ago from the C. Hoffberger Co. He oversaw the unloading of fuel from tankers docked in Canton.
July 12, 1991
A memorial service for Augustine O'Neill, who retired in 1968 as a welder at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in New Hampshire, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Luther Towers I retirement community in Wilmington, Del., where he lived.Mr. O'Neill, a native of Boston who had also lived in Daytona Beach, Fla., died Wednesday of cancer at his home. He was 88.He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Poole; two sons, Timothy L. O'Neill of Bethesda and John A. O'Neill of Coppell, Texas; and five grandchildren.
April 29, 1995
Vernon C. Chester, a retired welder, died Monday at the Northwest Hospital center from complications of a stroke. The Pikesville resident was 82.Mr. Chester retired in 1975 as a welding supervisor for the Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., which he joined in 1940. He also was a maintenance worker at the B&O Building at Baltimore and Charles streets for many of those years.Born in Cambridge, he had been a policeman there in the late 1930s.He was a former member of the Prince Hall Masons, and a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, Poplar Grove and Prospect streets, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.
July 3, 2005
Irving George Shinosky, a retired ship's welder who was active in Little League, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Wednesday at his residence in the Lake Shore section of Pasadena. He was 88. Born in Scranton, Pa., he moved to Baltimore nearly 60 years ago after serving in the Army during World War II. Before his retirement more than 30 years ago, he was a Maryland Drydock Co. welder at Fairfield. Active in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay Little League, Mr. Shinosky had been a coach, manager and umpire.
February 3, 2003
Bernard A. Heath, a retired welder and duckpin bowler, died of multiple organ failure Thursday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 82 and lived in Middle River. Mr. Heath was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. He left school early to help support his family. He worked as a cabdriver and at Rheem Manufacturing Co., makers of water heaters, until becoming a welder in 1965. As a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 24, he worked on numerous construction projects, including the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, the Carroll Island power plant and RFK Stadium in Washington.
June 21, 2002
Jason Douglas Vaughan, a welder and ornamental ironworker, died of blood poisoning Monday at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 24. Since 1994, the White Marsh resident had worked as a welder for Dundalk Ornamental Iron Works Inc. Mr. Vaughan had worked on a variety of steel fabrication projects for the Dundalk company, including Canton Crossing, the planned office and retail complex. "He was a hard worker and got along with everyone," said Vincent Del Pizzo, president and owner of Dundalk Ornamental Iron Works Inc. Mr. Vaughan, who was born in Baltimore and raised in Perry Hall, was a 1995 graduate of Perry Hall High School.