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  • Five raises in two years? [Letter]

    Five raises in two years? [Letter]
    After a 47-year career first with Bethlehem Steel and then with General Motors and not getting raises for years when the companies where losing money, I do not understand how civil service employees can spend my tax dollars and give raises within such a...
  • Norman J. Roppelt, champion duckpin bowler

    Norman J. Roppelt, champion duckpin bowler
    Norman J. Roppelt Sr., a champion duckpin bowler and softball player whose mastery of the Baltimore chop earned him membership in the Maryland Oldtimers Fastpitch Softball Association's Hall of Fame, died Jan. 16 of pneumonia at Hilton Head Hospital in...
  • Richard C. McShane Jr., contractor

    Richard C. McShane Jr., contractor
    Richard C. McShane, a retired mechanical engineer, died Tuesday of pneumonia and complications from Parkinson's disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former Pinehurst resident was 83. Born in Sparrows Point, he was the son of Colegate...
  • Charles F. Deem Jr., 65, hospital administrator

    Charles F. Deem Jr., 65, hospital administrator
    Charles Franklin Deem Jr., a military hospital administrator and retired Air Force major, died of pancreatic cancer Jan. 3 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The Dundalk resident was 65. Born in Baltimore and raised on Louth Road in Dundalk, he...
  • Joseph C. Watkins, millwright

    Joseph C. Watkins, millwright
    Joseph C. Watkins Sr., a retired millwright who enjoyed riding the railroad, collecting model trains and playing Santa Claus, died Jan. 6 of complications after surgery at York Hospital in York, Pa. He was 81. The son of Carlton H. Watkins, a...
  • 50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy

    50 years later, Baltimoreans remember the assassination of John F. Kennedy
    At the federal courthouse, a judge was swearing in 102 new citizens. In a downtown hotel, the Santa Claus Anonymous charity was having a luncheon. Races were underway at Pimlico, and a shift of Bethlehem Steel workers would soon clock out at Sparrows...
  • Md. manufacturing job losses outstrip most of U.S.

    Md. manufacturing job losses outstrip most of U.S.
    The General Motors factory in Baltimore, the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills and the steel mill at Sparrows Point all made things for decades. And all closed in the past 10 years. It's a familiar tale for much of the country. But Maryland's manufacturing...
  • John F. Leitzel, insurance agent

    John F. Leitzel, insurance agent
    John F. Leitzel, a retired insurance broker and agency owner, died of heart failure Dec. 21 at the Joseph Richey Hospice in downtown Baltimore. The Dundalk resident was 95. Born in Coatesville, Pa., he was the son of Alvin Leitzel Sr., a Bethlehem...
  • Alvin L. Jordan, Bethlehem Steel worker

    Alvin L. Jordan, Bethlehem Steel worker
    Alvin L. Jordan, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker and sports fan, died Jan. 1 of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital. He was 76. Alvin Leroy Jordan was born in Baltimore and raised in Sparrows Point, where he graduated in 1955 from Sollers Point...
  • Clifton J. Cox, supervisor

    Clifton J. Cox, supervisor
    Clifton J. Cox, a retired WBAL-TV supervisor who was active in his East Baltimore church, died Saturday of multiple myeloma at his Ellicott City home. He was 65. The son of Clifton L. Cox, a Bethlehem Steel Co. steelworker, and Lucille Edges Cox, a...
  • Sara Gail Clagett, tunnel toll collector

    Sara Gail Clagett, tunnel toll collector
    Sara Gail Clagett, a retired Harbor Tunnel toll collector and a gardener, died of pulmonary disease Sunday at her son's Charles Village home. The longtime Highlandtown resident was 72. Born Sara Gail Friesland in Pine Swamp, N.C., she was the daughter...
  • Back Story: Chronicling the history of the Sparrows Point mill

    Back Story: Chronicling the history of the Sparrows Point mill
    The recent publication of Elmer J. Hall's "A Mill on the Point: One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years of Steelmaking at Sparrows Point, Maryland," marks the last of his quartet of books chronicling the work and social history of the once heavily...