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Walter H. VolkerWorked for BG&E;Services for Walter...


Walter H. Volker

Worked for BG&E;

Services for Walter H. Volker, retired head of the electric appliance repair department of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., will be held at noon tomorrow at the Hartley Miller Funeral Home, 7527 Harford Road.

Mr. Volker died Wednesday of pneumonia at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 90.

The Woodbourne Avenue resident retired in 1966. He started to work for BG&E; in 1919, became foreman of refrigeration service in 1930 and superintendent of the department in 1952.

Born in Baltimore, he attended City College and studied electrical engineering at night at the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Volker had been a member of a World War II draft board.

AAfter his retirement, he did volunteer work for the Service Corps of Retired Executives.

He is survived by a son, Walter F. Volker of Salisbury; a daughter, Carolyn E. Taylor of Betterton; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for George E. Houck, a retired department manager for the Stebbins Anderson Co., will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St.

Mr. Houck, who was 78 and had been ill with emphysema at his home on Mossway in Pinehurst, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital.

He retired in 1966 after managing the central air conditioning and fuel oil department of the Towson company for 32 years.

He had earlier worked for the Eastern Rolling Mill Co., now the Eastern Stainless Corp., where, during World War II, he served as head of the department that manufactured 105mm artillery shell casings and was awarded an Army-Navy E for its work.

A member of the National Guard before the United States entered World War II, he was excluded from service because of his wartime work when the Guard was federalized.

He became captain of an engineering company in the State Guard that replaced the National Guard during the war.

For many years he appeared in the Towson Fourth of July parade, driving a 1942 Army jeep he had restored.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former Jeanne Ripley; two daughters, Barrie Houck Islev-Petersen of Annapolis and Jeanne Spoerer Cornell of Berwyn, Pa.; two sons, Charles Spoerer of Ocean City and Tyler P. Houck of Palm Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the St. Joseph's Home Care/Hospice Fund at the hospital.

Charles F. Lambert

Retired salesman

A Mass of Christian burial for Charles F. Lambert, a retired salesman who was active in the Knights of Columbus, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson.

Mr. Lambert, who was 63, died Wednesday after a heart attack at his home on Donington Circle in Towson.

He retired 1 1/2 years ago at the Baltimore-Warner Paper Co., where he worked for 35 years. Earlier, he had been a salesman at the K. Katz & Son men's clothing store.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Loyola High School and Loyola College. He served in the Army in Germany during the Korean War.

Mr. Lambert was a past grand knight of the Notre Dame Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Lambert is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Gary; a brother, Walter G. Lambert of Glen Burnie, and many nieces and nephews.

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