G. T. Delamater Sr. Partner in auto repair


Services for G. Thomas Delamater Sr., a retired partner in a automobile repair business in Catonsville, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mr. Delamater, who was 70 and lived on Craigmont Road in the Catonsville area, died Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital of heart disease.

He retired in 1986 as a partner in Varsity Automobile Repair Inc., which was opened in 1961 after he had been a partner for almost 10 years in the Varsity Amoco Station across U.S. 40 from the garage.

Earlier, he operated a gas station in West Baltimore and worked as a shop foreman for a Studebaker dealership.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1941 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School.

During World War II he worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co. and then served as an aviation metalworker in the Navy.

From the late 1940s until the middle 1960s, he played the drums for the Bud Witt Band, which played at the Millrace Tavern in Woodlawnand elsewhere.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanne Wallace; a daughter, Judy Gregory Rund of Catonsville; a son, G. Thomas Delamater Jr. of Catonsville; two sisters, Marjorie O'Sullivan of Eldersburg and Sally Smithson of Glendale, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.

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