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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2013
Robert G. Jaharias, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. supervisor who enjoyed collecting and driving vintage automobiles, died Friday of heart failure at his Sykesville home. He was 83. Born in Frederick, Robert George Jaharias moved with his family in 1931 to Baltimore and several years later to Essex. While attending Kenwood High School, Mr. Jaharias began working at Westinghouse. After graduation in 1947, he joined the company full time, eventually being promoted to installation supervisor.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
James T. Lanier, an electrical engineer and devoted Clemson University football fan, died Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of brain cancer. He was 60. James Taylor Lanier was born in Sylacauga, Ala., and was raised in Copperhill, Tenn., where he graduated in 1972 from Copper Basin High School. In 1977, he earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Clemson and later received a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Johns Hopkins University.
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January 18, 1991
Any misgivings about Westinghouse Corp.'s diversification moves were put to rest by Defense Secretary Dick Cheney's decision to ax the A-12, the Navy's medium-range carrier-based stealth bomber. Westinghouse, a major subcontractor on the $52 billion project, expects to idle as many as 1,200 Maryland workers once it gets final word from prime contractor General Dynamics. In the interim, the company is scrambling to reassign some of these workers to other jobs.Disastrous as it was, the cancellation didn't catch the big contractor flat-footed.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
Robert Lenox Dwight, a retired engineer who founded the National Electronics Museum and was active in the Assateague Coastal Trust and the Cylburn Arboretum, died of pneumonia March 22 at Baywoods of Annapolis. He was 91 and had lived on Gibson Island. Born in New York City, he was the son of Maitland Dwight, an attorney, and Lydia Butler Dwight, a homemaker. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, he entered Princeton University in 1941. Following Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Navy and entered its V-12 education program.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | March 20, 1993
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has selected Florida-based Harris Corp. over a local team that included the Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group for a $46.9 million contract to modernize the law enforcement agency's computerized National Crime Information Center.Westinghouse officials had expressed hope that winning the so-called NCIC 2000 contract would give a big boost to its entry into the law enforcement market and help lessen its dependence on a shrinking military budget.Westinghouse spokesman Bryan G. Wiggins said the company "was certainly disappointed" by not winning the contract but stressed that it would not affect its plans to pursue other law enforcement business.
BUSINESS
June 24, 1993
The local Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group announced the sale of its first wind shear detection radar to a commercial airline yesterday.Miami-based cargo carrier Arrow Air and parent International Air Leases Inc. have ordered 20 MR-3000 radar systems from the Westinghouse unit based in Linthicum, with an option for 100 more.Arrow President Richard Haberly said the units cost about $100,000 each, and the full order would likely exceed $10 million. He said the radar warns pilots when they are flying into wind shear conditions in time to change their course.
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October 22, 1990
Funeral services for Richard Kaschner, a retired Westinghouse assembly worker, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Church, Glen Burnie.Mr. Kaschner died Friday at his Glen Burnie home of cancer. He was 66.Born in Buttonwood, Pa., Mr. Kaschner moved to Maryland to work for Westinghouse in 1960. He retired from the assembly line in 1985 after 25 years of service.Mr. Kaschner served in the U.S. Army during World War II and saw action in the Philippines. He received a Purple Heart and was a member of the Glen Burnie chapter of the Disabled Veterans of America.
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March 6, 2003
On March 4, 2003, RITA K. (nee McCabe), beloved wife of the late William Westinghouse. Dear sister of Frances Sneckenberger, Veronica Udzinski, and the late Margaret Noratel. Loving cousin of Rose Marie McCabe. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may gather at MILLER-DIPPEL FUNERAL HOME INC., 6415 Belair Rd., on Thursday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a Christian Wake Service will be held. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Church of the Annunciation on Friday at 11 A.M. Interment in Moreland Memorial Park.
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By Kevin L. McQuaid and Jay Hancock and Kevin L. McQuaid and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writers | June 28, 1995
Westinghouse Electric Corp. said yesterday that it expects second-quarter earnings per share to be off by as much as 40 percent compared to a year ago, the result of weakened energy systems and power generation operations.The Pittsburgh-based conglomerate, which reported 1994 second-quarter earnings per share of 16 cents, also acknowledged that increased interest expense and nonrecurring sales of assets in the second quarter of 1994 will have a negative impact on second-quarter 1995 results.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | February 28, 1992
As the people at the local Westinghouse division see it, there's not a big difference in keeping track of tanks on the battlefield and MTA buses making their way around the city.Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group in Linthicum has announced the sale to Milwaukee County, for $8.4 million, of a newmass transit vehicle management system that taps into the technology used in the Persian Gulf war last year.The system includes a communication network that, using a global positioning satellite, allows a dispatcher to determine the location, to within about 50 yards, of all buses in his system at all times.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Stanley J. Andrzejewski Sr., a retired electronics engineer who survived the nearly ill-fated assault on Italy's Mount Belvedere during World War II, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. The son of a plumber-prize fighter and a homemaker, Stanley Joseph Andrzejewski Sr. was born in Baltimore and raised at 1612 Thames St. in Fells Point. In 1943, Mr. Andrzejewski dropped out of Patterson High School and enlisted in the Army, and after completing basic training, decided to join the men of the 10th Mountain Division, who were known as "soldiers on skis" and whose training facility was near Vail, Colo.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
Petro Kosmides, a retired quality-control engineer who also taught at the Community College of Baltimore County, died Friday of complications from a brain tumor at his home in the Chapelgate section of Timonium. He was 83. Born in Baltimore, he was known as Pete and lived on Edmondson Avenue as a young man. His father, George Kosmides, was a confectioner and candy maker. His mother, Alexandra, was a homemaker. He was a 1948 Polytechnic Institute graduate and earned a business administration degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
Edward H. Hooper, a retired electrical engineer and model railroader, died July 8 from Parkinson's disease at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 81. Edward Harley Hooper was born in Massena, N.Y., and raised in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where he graduated in 1949 from Sheffield High School. After serving in the Air Force, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1956 in electrical engineering from Auburn University. He began working for Westinghouse Electric Co. in 1961 as an electrical engineer, and retired in 1996 from successor company Northrop Grumman's Linthicum facility.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
John S. "Bud" Linz, a retired engineer and World War II veteran, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 90. The son of a grocer and a homemaker, John Sebastian Linz was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. After graduating in 1941 from Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, he began studies at the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Linz left Hopkins to enlist in the Army and served with the 99th Infantry Division in Europe. He fought at the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded and earned a Purple Heart.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2013
Robert G. Jaharias, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. supervisor who enjoyed collecting and driving vintage automobiles, died Friday of heart failure at his Sykesville home. He was 83. Born in Frederick, Robert George Jaharias moved with his family in 1931 to Baltimore and several years later to Essex. While attending Kenwood High School, Mr. Jaharias began working at Westinghouse. After graduation in 1947, he joined the company full time, eventually being promoted to installation supervisor.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2013
Vernon B. Morris Jr., a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. engineer, died Monday of renal failure at the Genesis HealthCare Cromwell Center. He was 88. Vernon Byron Morris Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Lanvale Street. He was a 1941 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and served in Baltimore with the Coast Guard Auxiliary during World War II. Mr. Morris earned an engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University in the early 1950s and subsequently worked for Bendix Corp.
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By Ted Shelsby | July 16, 1991
With Westinghouse Electric Corp. reporting that earnings fell 50 percent during the second quarter, Chairman Paul Lego said that there are more tough times ahead for the company. "Our expectations of an early and strong economic recovery have not materialized," Mr. Lego said in releasing Westinghouse's financial results Friday."That, coupled with the fact that many of our businesses customarily lag the economy, will adversely impact our second half" of the year, he said.The 50 percent earnings decline for the second quarter was blamed in part on the flat performance of Westinghouse's big Electronic Systems Group, which is based in Linthicum.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2012
Albert Richard Baines Jr., a retired tool designer for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and World War II veteran, died Tuesday at his home in Arnold. He was 92. According to the funeral home handling his service, his death was due to "natural causes. " Born in Baltimore on Sept. 25, 1919, Mr. Baines was raised in Sparrows Point, where he graduated from Sparrows Point High School. He served in the Army as a paratrooper in the Pacific during World War II. He was in the 462nd Parachute Field Artillery, 503rd Regimental Combat Team.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
Carolyn Elizabeth Cates, a retired quality-control inspector and mixed-media artist, died of complications from cancer March 24 at Seasons Hospice in Randallstown. The Columbia resident was 75. Born Carolyn Edwards in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk, she was a 1954 graduate of Sollers Point High School. She earned a bachelor's degree at what is now Morgan State University. Ms. Cates worked at Westinghouse, later Northrop Grumman, as a quality-control inspector. She retired in 2002.
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