Charles P. Hebb Sr., Former businessmanMemorial services...

Charles P. Hebb Sr., Former businessman

Memorial services for Charles Parish Hebb Sr., who owned and operated a produce business in Baltimore for about 30 years, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and Charles Street, Baltimore.


Mr. Hebb, 79, who lived in the city's Guilford section, died Tuesday of heart failure while vacationing in San Francisco.

Mr. Hebb founded Hebb Produce Co. Inc., which was located in the area that is now the Inner Harbor, and operated the business until he retired around 1975. He also founded and operated Ideal Transfer Co., a trucking business that shipped produce all over the United States. The produce company was a distributorship that specialized in potatoes and onions.


He graduated from Baltimore City College in 1930 and from St. John's College in Annapolis later in the 1930s, where he participated in track and field. He worked for a produce company in Baltimore for about five years before starting his business at 218 S. Charles St.

He enjoyed drawing and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Woodall Hebb of Guilford; two brothers, Dr. Donald B. Hebb of Butler and John S. Hebb III of Roland Park; three daughters, Carol H. Landrum of Santa Fe, N.M., Sharon H. Braden of Centreville and Virginia H. Livingston of San Francisco; 12 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 17025, Baltimore, Md. 21203.

Ellen Nora Meek, Telephone operator

Ellen Nora Meek, retired telephone operator for Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., died Friday at Union Memorial Hospital of emphysema. She was 83.

The former Ellen Schubert worked at C&P; for about 30 years before retiring in the late 1950s.

After retiring, she was a homemaker in Waverly until 1980, when she moved to the Walker Mews Apartments near Towson.


She entered Union Memorial last March.

Roses she grew in her Waverly garden won prizes from garden clubs and rose societies. She also was an avid photographer. Her photos of landscapes, sunsets and wildlife were made into postcards.

Mrs. Meek was born in Baltimore in 1908 and lived in Waverly most of her life. She was married to William Meek, who died in 1970. She graduated from Eastern High School in 1926.

She is survived by a brother, Charles Edward "Bud" Schubert of Towson.

Louis G. Staab, Civil servant

Louis G. Staab, who worked as a civil servant for the U.S. Coast Guard for 37 years, died Wednesday of complications from cancer at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 84.


Mr. Staab, a Baltimore native and longtime Highlandtown resident, helped develop and implement a new procedure developed by the U.S. Civil Service for rating job applicants for civil service employment.

He was chief of the employment division of industrial relations when he retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Yard Depot in Curtis Bay in 1970. He also was executive secretary of the Board of Civil Service Examiners for the Baltimore area.

He served as a consultant to various agencies on civil service matters and received several letters of commendation from commanding officers in the Coast Guard.

Mr. Staab began his Coast Guard career as a time keeper in the machine shop in 1934. He later was promoted to the civilian personnel office.

He came to the Coast Guard from Fort Meade, where he was an accountability clerk, keeping records on civilians in Conservation Corps camps in four Eastern states.

A 1924 graduate of St. Michael's business school in Baltimore, he began his career as a building clerk at the American Can Co. in Canton. He later worked as a law clerk and in the engineering department of Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Sparrows Point. He lost his job during the Depression, then took the U.S. Civil Service exam.


After retirement, he purchased and raced thoroughbred horses at Laurel and Pimlico tracks.

He was a member of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horseman's Association and a lifelong member of the Holy Name Society of the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Highlandtown.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine G. Staab, and two sisters, Sister Mary Joseph Staab and Agnes B. Staab, both of Baltimore.

The family suggests contributions to St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, 2700 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, 21224.