Clifton J. Wasmus dies; Old Timers soccer...


Clifton J. Wasmus dies; Old Timers soccer star was 84

Services for Clifton J. Wasmus, a retired shipfitter and a member of the Hall of Fame of the Old Timers Soccer Association, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the McCully Funeral Home, 237 E. Patapsco Ave.

Mr. Wasmus, who was 84, died Friday of cancer at his home on Vista Avenue in Ferndale.

He retired 22 years ago as a shipfitter at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. yard on Key Highway, where he had worked for about 40 years.

As a forward for the Locust Point Rangers, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was known as Tubby, a nickname the Baltimore native was given as a youth because he was thin, not tubby. Later, he liked hunting small game and was a racing fan. He also was a baritone, who enjoyed singing with informal barbershop quartets.

He is survived by his wife, the former Agnes Conway; two daughters, Gladys Hill and Joan Barrell, both of Ferndale; three sons, Clifton L. "Buddy" Wasmus of Glen Burnie, Harry T. Wasmus of Pasadena and Ronald D. Wasmus of Severna Park; a brother, Frederick H. Wasmus of Baltimore; two sisters, Violet Reidy of Baltimore and Gladys Decker of Florida; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Marie C. Hansen

Former Baltimore resident

Marie C. Hansen, a former resident of Baltimore, died Monday at a hospital in Ashland, Ore.

Mrs. Hansen, who was 82 and was ill with Alzheimer's disease, had moved to Ashland to live with her son in February.

Since 1984, she had lived with a daughter in Silver Spring and then in Leesburg, Va.

Born in Rosenfeld, Germany, the former Marie C. Gansser came to this country with family members at the age of 14 and lived in Philadelphia.

In 1932, she married Benno Hansen, a house painter, and they moved to Baltimore in 1935. Mr. Hansen died 10 years ago.

She had been a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Pimlico Road.

She is survived by her son, Richard Hansen of Ashland; two daughters, Barbara Callender of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Elsie Brumagim of Newburg, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements for a memorial service have yet to be made, but the family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

H. William Ross Jr.

Retired state employee

A Mass of Christian burial for H. William Ross Jr., a retired state employee who earlier worked at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard, will be offered at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Ross, who was 67, died Tuesday of heart failure at his home in Annapolis.

He retired in 1986 after working since 1978 as a maintenance chief at state buildings in Annapolis.

In 1975, he retired as foundry superintendent at the Coast Guard Yard, where he worked for more than 30 years.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and served during World War II in the Navy in the Atlantic and the Pacific on minesweepers and destroyers.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Catherine Beam; two sons, Richard and Michael Ross, both of Annapolis; a daughter, Susan Anne Durick of Pasadena; and a grandson.

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