William Baldwin Jr.Built his own businessWilliam E....


William Baldwin Jr.

Built his own business

William E. Baldwin Jr., co-founder of one of the state's largest highway construction companies, died Feb. 5 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center after suffering a heart attack.

The 82-year-old lifelong Millersville resident and his brother, Frank, founded Reliable Contracting Co. in 1928 with one dump truck. He became president in 1951 and chairman in 1991.

Mr. Baldwin left school at an early age to work on his father's Church View Farm near Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church. He took over the farm when his father died in 1951.

Mr. Baldwin was a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Fields. He had been an usher there since he was a teen-ager.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Meade Baldwin; three sons, William E. Baldwin III, C. Meade Baldwin, John T. Baldwin, all of Millersville; two daughters, Mary B. Wyatt of Millersville and Dorothy E. Goodson of Chester; his sister, Anastasia Pantaleo of Annapolis; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Doris Mae Ford

Brooklyn Park resident

Doris Mae Ford, who lived in Brooklyn Park for about eight years, died Monday at the Harbor Hospital Center after a heart attack.

The former Doris Beeson was 48 and a native of West Virginia.

Services were to be conducted at 8:30 tonight at the George J. Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn Park.

Her survivors include her husband, Ronald G. Ford Sr.; a daughter, Sharon Cottrill of Ohio; three sons, Eddie, Douglas and John Paul Cottrill, all of West Virginia; a stepson, Ronald G. Ford Jr. of Baltimore; two stepdaughters, Sherri Lynn Ford and Crystal Ford of Baltimore; her mother, Greda Beeson of West Virginia; two brothers, Terry and Larry Beeson of West Virginia; two sisters, Velma Hale of Baltimore and Nora Jean Delk of Hampton, Va.; and three grandchildren.

Frances V. Shepherd

Retired NASA worker

Frances Virginia Shepherd, a retired computer analyst for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, died Saturday of cancer at her home in Glen Burnie.

Mrs. Shepherd, who was 60, retired in 1991 from NASA in Greenbelt after 25 years of service.

The former Frances Virginia Schorr was a native of Baltimore. Her husband of 32 years, Billy Ray Shepherd, died in 1980.

Services for Mrs. Shepherd were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 409 Fifth Ave. S.E., Glen Burnie.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda M. Meadows of Glen Burnie; her mother, Cornella N. Thompson of Severn; a brother, Stuart B. Schorr of Severn; and three granddaughters she reared, Rachel A. Meadows and Rebecca T. Meadows, both of Glen Burnie, and Donna F. Dozier of Provo, Utah.

Anthony Crisafulli Sr.

Owner of dry cleaners

Anthony Crisafulli Sr., retired owner of a Baltimore County dry-cleaning business, died Friday of kidney failure at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury after suffering from cancer. He was 76.

The 76-year-old Baltimore native lived most of his life in southwestern Baltimore County, where he owned two Kaytone dry-cleaning outlets, one in Catonsville and the other in Arbutus.

Mr. Crisafulli was a member of the Arbutus Optimist Club, a past master of Howard Lodge No. 101 of the Masons, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services for Mr. Crisafulli, who had lived in Ocean Pines for three years, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Ullrich Funeral Home in Berlin.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Katherine O. Busch; a daughter, Cherie Pryor of Baltimore; a son, Anthony Crisafulli Jr. of Ocean Pines; a brother, James Crisafulli of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested donations may be made to any chapter of the American Cancer Society.

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