| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:55 PM
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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:34 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:28 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2013
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...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:54 AM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:12 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
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...