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Terrence L. Jensen Baltimore carpenter


Terrence L. Jensen, a longtime Baltimore carpenter who retired in 1980 as a millwright foreman, died of a heart attack May 2 in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 73.

For 44 years, Mr. Jensen was a union carpenter in the Baltimore area, first as a member of Carpenters Local No. 101 and then its successor, Millwright Local No. 1548. Much of his work was done on projects being built by the Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. in Baltimore.

Over the years, he lived in Edgewood, Rosedale and, in the late 1940s, owned a dairy farm near Westminster.

Mr. Jensen was reared in the Baltimore Highlands section of Baltimore County and attended Catonsville High School. In the 1930s, he played semiprofessional baseball for a Baltimore team called the Young Americans.

In 1937, he enlisted in the National Guard, serving until 1941. He was his National Guard unit's champion swimmer.

He and his first wife, the former Alice Cubbage, were married in 1941. She died in 1974.

A year later, he and the former Andrea Burke were married. In 1985, they moved to Pilot Mountain, N.C., to be near Mrs. Jensen's parents. They bought and renovated a house there, and he made most of the furniture for it. He also helped a stepson, Edward Adams, set up an electronics business.

Survivors include his wife, two stepdaughters, Andrea Abernethy and Cheryl Walters, and four stepsons, Thomas Adams, Edward Adams, Carter Adams and Timothy Adams, all of Pilot Mountain.

A memorial service was held in Pilot Mountain, N.C., on May 5.

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