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Harvey Gordon Jr.Electrical engineerHarvey E. Gordon Jr.,...


Harvey Gordon Jr.

Electrical engineer

Harvey E. Gordon Jr., an electrical engineer who was active in church and community affairs, died Sunday of cancer at Maryland General Hospital.

Mr. Gordon, who was 59, lived on Live Oak Road in Randallstown.

He was an electrical engineer at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport plant of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. He had worked for the company at BWI and other locations in the Baltimore area for nearly 35 years.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of Douglass High School, he earned his engineering degree at Howard University in 1959.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Mr. Gordon taught mathematics in the Maryland extension program of the Virginia Theological Seminary and College.

A member of Leadenhall Baptist Church for 44 years, he had been chairman of its trustee board, president of the Brotherhood, a church school teacher and a member of the senior choir and the male chorus.

He was the first president of the Laymen's Department of the Progressive Baptist Convention of Maryland.

A former resident of Pumphrey in northern Anne Arundel County, Mr. Gordon was president of the Parent-Teacher Association at Pumphrey Elementary School, president of the Patapsco Park Improvement Association and a member of the board of the county's Housing Authority in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Services for Mr. Gordon were to be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today at Leadenhall Baptist Church, 1021 Leadenhall St. in Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley H. Johnson; a son, Caleb T. Gordon of the Hillendale area; two daughters, Carolynn G. Harris of Reisterstown and Lynda G. Roberts of Pumphrey; a stepson, Cornelius Johnson Jr. of the Baltimore area; four stepdaughters, Kim and Karen Johnson, Cynthia J. Wood and Tanya D. Dawson, all of the Baltimore area; his parents, Clara P. Gordon of Pikesville and Harvey E. Gordon Sr. of Baltimore; a sister, Clara G. Parker of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and nine step-grandchildren. Patrick W. Judd, retired general manager of a machinery company, died Monday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center of complications of a head injury caused by a fall from a ladder at his home on Conamara Court in Lutherville.

He was 76 and moved to the Baltimore area nearly nine years ago from Agawam, Mass.

He had retired in 1982 as general manager of the Production Pattern Co. in Chicopee, Mass. He had also been purchasing manager of the firm during his 27 years there. Earlier, he worked for 13 years for the American Bosch Corp. in Springfield, Mass. He was a life member of the National Purchasing Management Association.

A native of Westfield, Mass., where he graduated from high school, Mr. Judd served in the Navy as a machinist's mate aboard a battleship during World War II.

Services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum, 200 E. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mr. Judd is survived by his wife, the former Constance Nimick; a son, Dr. Kenneth Judd of Towson; a daughter, Donna Mell of Timonium; two brothers, Frank and Edward Judd, both of Westfield; two sisters, Helen Cloutier and Julia Jarrett, both of

Westfield; and three grandchildren. Steven W. Crandell, a native of Baltimore, was killed Tuesday in an automobile accident on Houston Branch Road near Federalsburg where he had lived for about four years. He was 38.

He worked in the shipping department of Trenton Pipe and Nipple Inc. in Federalsburg. He had earlier worked for the Baltimore Asphalt Co.

He was a 1974 graduate of Dundalk Senior High School.

Services for Mr. Crandell were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg.

He is survived by his wife, the former Deborah Elkins of Baltimore; two sons, Steven Wesley Crandell Jr. and Christopher Lee Crandell, both of Baltimore; his mother, Katie Elzey Crandell of Federalsburg; two sisters, Bonnie Sue Crandell of Federalsburg and Deborah D. Elmore of Preston; a niece and three nephews.

Arthur D. Merkle Sr.

Bank executive

Arthur Denwood Merkle Sr., a retired Maryland National Bank official, died Monday of cancer at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was 71 and lived in Woodstock.

He retired in 1983 after a 36-year career as assistant vice president and manager of Maryland National's Randallstown branch, which began as an independent bank.

The Granite native was a graduate of the Baltimore Business College.

He served in the Army in Europe during World War II, reaching the rank of technical sergeant.

Since his retirement, he had been a volunteer patient representative in the emergency room of Baltimore County General. He was also active in the Randallstown-Pikesville Lions Club.

He was a fan of jousting since watching the sport as a child on a relative's farm.

Services for Mr. Merkle were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Granite Presbyterian Church, 10637 Old Court Road in Granite.

He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley J. Noll; two sons, Arthur D. Merkle Jr. of Woodstock and Craig B. Merkle of Baltimore; a daughter, Karen L. Merkle of Westminster; two sisters, Ellen Adler of Reisterstown and Doris Mathews of Granite; and five grandchildren.

George D. Mettee

Sales executive

George D. Mettee, retired sales manager for a chemical company, died Monday in a nursing home in Belleair, Fla., of complications of cancer.

Mr. Mettee was 77 and had moved to Belleair in 1966, shortly after he retired from the American Cyanamid Co. He joined the company in Baltimore but spent most of his career in Atlanta.

The native of Media, Pa., was reared in Baltimore and graduated from Catonsville High School and the University of Baltimore law school. He served in the Army during World War II.

He had been an Episcopal lay reader for 50 years, starting at St. Timothy's Church in Catonsville.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Calvary Episcopal Church, Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.

Mr. Mettee is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Anne Page Miller; a son, Daniel B. Mettee of Singapore; a daughter, Page McDonald of Fayetteville, Ga.; a brother, Richard W. Mettee of El Paso, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Andrew Domshick Sr.

Assistant principal

Andrew R. Domshick Sr., a retired assistant principal in the Anne Arundel County public school system, died Tuesday at Kimbrough Army Hospital at Fort Meade after a heart attack.

Known as "Bob," the Millersville resident was 56.

He retired in 1991 as assistant principal of North County High School after 32 years in the school system. He had been a biology teacher or administrator at Northeastern, Broadneck, Brooklyn Park and North County, formerly Andover, high schools.

He was born in Freeland, Pa., and graduated from high school there. He also graduated from East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University and earned a master's degree in education at Loyola College.

A sports fan, he also liked big band music, gardening, travel and photography.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Domshick was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church, 801 Stevenson Road in Severn.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, the former LeAnne M. Bradish; a son, Andrew R. Domshick Jr. of Crownsville; three daughters, Ann Marie Gannon of Coraopolis, Pa., Annette Aguilar of Severna Park and Jackie Domshick of Millersville; and four grandchildren.

Anne M. Katz

Interior designer

Anne M. Katz, an interior designer, died Wednesday of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 37 and lived on Westbrook Road in Baltimore.

She did design work at Katz Interiors and was also studying interior design at Catonsville Community College.

In the late 1980s, she co-chaired several fund-raising events -- the Heart Ball of the American Heart Association, the Gourmet Ball of the March of Dimes and, with her husband, Alvin D. Katz, the Grand Ball for Israel Bonds.

The former Anne Miller was a native of Havre de Grace and a graduate of Bel Air High School.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, she was an underwriter for the Rice Insurance Agency in Bel Air and the Pulsifer Insurance Agency in Baltimore. In the mid-1980s, she worked as a real estate agent.

She was a vice president of the Chestnut Ridge Country Club and played golf and tennis.

Services for Mrs. Katz were to be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Home, 6010 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Katz of Owings Mills, Francine Katz of Sparks and Bobbie Luterman of Baltimore; her mother, Jacqueline Keebler Miller of Abingdon; two brothers, Victor Miller of Bel Air and Anthony Miller of Churchville; and two sisters, Susan Cox of Potomac and Jacqueline Piper of Abingdon. Idele Knox Whittle Robinson, who had been active in political and community groups in Catonsville and Annapolis, died Feb. 9 at a hospital in Maryville, Tenn., after a stroke. She was 83.

The former Idele Knox was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

A resident of Catonsville from 1950 until 1967, she then moved to Annapolis where she lived for a decade in an East Street building she restored.

She was a former president of the Federated Republican Women's Clubs of Maryland and a member of Historic Annapolis. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and active in garden clubs in Maryland and in Tennessee.

Her first husband, Warren W. Whittle, died in 1972; her second husband, Allen Robinson, died in 1992.

She is survived by a sister, Louise Knox of Maryville, and two brothers, Charles Knox of Fort Myers, Fla., and Herbert Knox of Knoxville.

Services were conducted at the New Providence Presbyterian Church on in Maryville Feb. 12.

Carroll I. Waltz

Body shop president

Carroll I. Waltz, president of an auto body and fender company, died Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a stroke. He was 73 and lived in Overlea.

Known as Buddy, Mr. Waltz retired two years ago from the C&W; Body & Fender Shop Inc. on Homewood Avenue in Baltimore, but he remained as president of the corporation. He had opened the business in 1963.

The Carroll County native began working for his father at Waltz's Body and Fender Shop while still in his teens.

At the beginning of World War II, he was working at the Glenn L. Martin Co., an aircraft manufacturer in Middle River. He joined the Army and took part in the Normandy invasion. Later, Mr. Waltz, who became a sergeant, was wounded while serving in France.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Fullerton.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Green, whom he married in 1941; a son, Carroll Waltz, of Baltimore; two daughters, Bonnie Shafer of White Marsh and Donna L. Burke of Perry Hall; two sisters, Helen Wolf and Dorothy Ruby, both of Linthicum; and six grandchildren.

Charles Holtermann

Retired executive

Charles W. Holtermann, an engineer and retired president of an insulation company, died Saturday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis of respiratory failure.

He was 70 and lived in Arnold.

He retired in 1984 after 10 years as president of the Porter-Hayden Co. He had started working for a predecessor firm in New Jersey in 1947 and came to the Baltimore area in the early 1970s.

A native of New York City who was raised on Staten Island, he earned a degree in mechanical engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J.

During World War II, he graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and was chief engineer on an oil tanker.

He was a former director of the National Insulation Contractors Association and had also been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts on Staten Island. He was a member of St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church and of the property committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

His first wife, the former Elaine Buschner, died in 1985.

Services were conducted Tuesday at St. Martin's-in-the-Field Church in Severna Park.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Kaufman; two daughters, Barbara Nowogrodzki of Trumansburg, N.Y., and Carroll Howe of Frederick; two sons, Peter Holtermann of Chicago and Andrew Holtermann of Severna Park; three stepdaughters, Katherine Curran of Laurel and Brenda and Laura Rosencrantz, both of Washington; a sister, Marjorie Fandrei of Staten Island, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.

Helen Walden

Middle River resident

Helen Walden, who had worked in her husband's mobile home business, died Tuesday of a bleeding ulcer at her home in the Wilson Point area of Middle River. She was 87.

She also had been a volunteer for the Civil Defense Agency and at the Middle River Health Center and Franklin Square Hospital Center.

She also had helped to raise many of her 16 nieces and nephews.

The former Helen Heeter was a native of Middlebury, Ind., who was raised in Elkhart, Ind. She came to the Baltimore area in 1949 with her husband, Harold Walden, who retired more than 20 years ago as owner of Walden Mobile Homes.

Services were held Thursday at the Connelly Funeral Home in Essex.

In addition to her husband and nieces and nephews, she is survived by brother, Robert Heeter of Elk- hart.

Mildred G. LeGrow

Retired nurse

Mildred Genevieve LeGrow, a former nurse who retired in 1973, died April 26 of a viral infection at North Arundel Hospital.

Mrs. LeGrow, 77, was trained as a nurse at Verdun Protestant Hospital in Montreal. She worked for many years in several New York hospitals.

She is survived by two daughters, Elaine Feeney of Ellicott City and Judy Richard of Colorado Springs, Colo., and three grandsons, David Feeney of Columbia, and Paul Richard and Scott Richard of Colorado Springs.

Services were conducted Friday at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home in Columbia.

The family recommends that contributions may be made to donor's favorite charity.

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