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C. G. Hammann Sr., music firm head,...


C. G. Hammann Sr., music firm head, dies at age 83

C. Gordon Hammann Sr., president of Hammann Music Co., died Aug. 27 at College Manor in Lutherville of natural causes. He was 83.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Second Presbyterian Church, Stratford Road and St. Paul Street.

Mr. Hammann's father, Frederick B. Hammann, founded the firm in 1908 with a store at Liberty and Lexington streets.

The chain eventually grew to four stores in the Baltimore area before closing in 1985.

Mr. Hammann was educated at the former Army and Navy Preparatory School and was a member of the class of 1927 at City College.

He played saxophone with the Collegiates, a popular local dance band that toured Europe in 1927.

During the 1930s, he was a member of the Townsman Orchestra, which played such area clubs as the Mount Washington Club and L'Hirondelle Club in Ruxton.

He married Ruth Parks in 1932. She died in 1986.

During World War II, Mr. Hammann served in the Navy as an ensign at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center and was in charge of purchasing band instruments.

Mr. Hammann also enjoyed playing tennis and the organ.

He was a member of the board of directors and honorary life member of the Paint and Powder Club and served as president of the club in 1955 and 1956. He was secretary of the National Association of Music Merchants in 1958 and 1959, and was active in the Executive Association of Baltimore.

He is survived by two children, C. Gordon Hammann Jr. of Baltimore and Louise Hammann Bissell of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Frederick B. Hammann Jr. and Warren R. Hammann, both of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Eunice Trinkaus

Baltimore native

Eunice Hazel Beatty Trinkaus, 76, of Greenwood, S.C., died yesterday in her sleep at the Greenwood Health Care Center. Mrs. Trinkaus, a Baltimore native, moved to Greenwood in 1975.

Services will be held today at Tranquil United Methodist Church in Greenwood.

She is survived by her husband, Austin Trinkaus; a daughter, Mrs. Leslie T. Stevenson of Greenwood; an aunt, Doris Short Ziegler of Baltimore; and four granddaughters.

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