Royale R. CrabtreeEngineer; car collectorA memorial service...


Royale R. Crabtree

Engineer; car collector

A memorial service for Royale R. Crabtree, a retired engineer at the Edgewood Arsenal, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the University Club in Winter Park, Fla.

L Mr. Crabtree, who was 73, died July 4 of cancer at his home.

He moved to Winter Park after his retirement about 11 years ago.

At Edgewood for about 20 years, he earlier worked as a chemical engineer at various locations in the United States and Mexico.

The Pine Bluff, Ark., native was a graduate of Columbia University and held a master's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

During World War II, he served in the Navy aboard the USS Thorn, a destroyer.

He collected and restored Mercedes-Benz automobiles of the 1950s, including a 1954 gull wing and two convertibles.

In Winter Park, he was active in civic affairs and served as the part-time housing commissioner.

Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Voorhees; three sons, Thomas Jefferson Crabtree of Baltimore, Benjamin Franklin Crabtree of Mansfield Center, Conn., and Robert Steven Crabtree of Abidjan, Ivory Coast; two brothers, Errett Stephenson of Albuquerque, N.M., and James Oliver Stephenson of San Antonio, Texas; and eight grandchildren.

Stavros N. Leventis

Biller; furniture dealer

Services were held July 18 for Stavros "Steven" N. Leventis at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Glen Arm.

Mr. Leventis, 56, died suddenly of a heart attack last week in Clearwater, Fla., where he moved last year.

The Detroit native came to Baltimore in 1972. Here he operated computer billing systems for professional offices for many years.

He was a gifted craftsman and could repair and install all types of mechanical systems and wood structures.

Mr. Leventis was a graduate of Northwestern High School in Detroit and attended Michigan State University. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, stationed for most of that time in Alaska.

Surviving are his wife, the former Violet Hondros of Towson; a daughter, Anna Leventis of New York; a son, Nick Leventis of Towson; three sisters, Lula Marudas, Anna Christopoulos and Christine Theos, and a brother, Peter Leventis, all of Detroit; and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the Baltimore and Detroit areas.

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