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Elton D. Carter

Lawyer, LBJ adviser

Elton Douglas Carter, a former presidential adviser who was a Glen Burnie resident for 36 years, died of heart failure March 19 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The 72-year-old lawyer was also a member of the board of Sykes Enterprises Inc., a Charlotte, N.C., engineering services company.

From 1962 until 1965, he was president and chief executive officer of Molecular Research Inc. of West Palm Beach, Fla.

From 1939 until 1962, he was director of materiel and procurement for what is now the Martin Marietta Corp.

He had served on the National Defense Industry Council in the office of the secretary of defense, where he was an adviser on improvements to defense procurement procedures.

He also advised then-President Lyndon B. Johnson on business conditions.

A native of the Millersville area, he was a graduate of the University of Baltimore law school.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Betty Jean Moore; a son, Douglas Carter of San Jose, Calif.; two daughters, Connie Carter of Millersville and Deborah Carter of Arnold; a brother, Van Buren Carter of Sarasota, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Services were March 22 at the Singleton Funeral Home in Glen Burnie.

Sarah Barron, a retired organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union who was active in religious and seniors organizations, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Levindale.

The 92-year-old Windsor House Apartments resident retired about two decades ago after working for nearly 40 years as a union organizer.

A native of Ukraine who came to Baltimore at age 11 with her family, she almost immediately began working in clothing factories, where she became a union activist and was arrested on picket lines while still in her teens. Educated in night schools, she became a sewing machine operator and then, in the mid-1930s, became a full-time union worker.

She was a life member and Mother of Torah in the Talmudical Academy Ladies Auxiliary, and of the auxiliary of the Ner Israel Rabbinical College and of the Pioneer Women.

She was a member of the Beth Isaac Congregation and its sisterhood and of the Shaarei Zion Congregation and its Sisterhood and Brotherhood. Services were to be held at 9 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Home, 6010 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore.

She is survived by a brother, Leonard Barron of North Miami Beach, Fla.,; and many nieces and nephews.

Bernice Lucas Tyson

Government retiree

Bernice Lucas Tyson, who retired from the Social Security Administration and then from the Baltimore state's attorney's office, died Sunday of cancer at her home in the Ashburton area.

The 64-year-old Dorchester Road resident retired nearly a year ago after working as a receptionist in the state's attorney's office for about seven years. In 1978 she retired from the Social Security Administration as a supervisor with more than 28 years of service.

The former Bernice Lucas was a native of Baltimore and graduate of Douglass High and the Cortez Peters Business School.

Services were to be at 6:30 p.m. today at the March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave., Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Levi Tyson Jr.; and a brother, William Downs of Baltimore; and many cousins. J. Donald Orem, who retired in 1983 after a 47-year career with The Baltimore Sun, died of a heart attack Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 76.

He joined the paper in 1936, worked in various accounting positions, becoming head cashier in the business department in 1969.

During World War II, he served with the Army in Alaska. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to Baltimore and studied accounting at the YMCA from 1948 until 1952 while working at the paper.

Mr. Orem was reared in Baltimore and was a 1935 graduate of City College.

A funeral liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, Towson.

Mr. Orem is survived by his wife, the former Helyn J. Bialek, whom he married in 1948; a son, William H. Orem of Silver Spring; a daughter, Donna Marie Mirsky of Reston, Va.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, 3 Lan Lea Drive, Lutherville, 21093.

William C. Rossberg

Morrell Park pharmacist

Dr. William C. Rossberg, a longtime pharmacist in the city's Morrell Park neighborhood, died Friday of cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 71.

Dr. Rossberg was featured in April in a Maryland Public Television episode of "The New Explorers," titled "The Dream Fulfilled," which was filmed last summer when he was fitted with an experimental defibrillator by Dr. Levi Watkins, renowned heart surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Rossberg grew up in the Norwood Heights section of the city and was a 1940 graduate of City College.

He attended Washington College in Chestertown and was a 1946 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

He became an instructor at the pharmacy school in practical pharmacy and worked at a Read's drugstore. In 1950, he joined his father, who founded Rossberg's Pharmacy in 1906 in the 2500 block of Washington Blvd. He retired in 1984 and sold the business.

Known as "Dr. Bill" in the neighborhood near the pharmacy, he supported a sandlot baseball team and the Boy Scouts.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. James Episcopal Church, 205 S. Augusta Ave.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sara L. Barrord, three sons, William C. Rossberg Jr. of Charlottesville, Va., James A. Rossberg of Bowie and Thomas V. Rossberg of Oxon Hill; two daughters, Suzanne Phipps of Howard County and Patricia Demme of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Johns Hopkins Radiation Oncology Center, 550 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, 21205.

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