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Ferdinand A. Mihm Sr., retired city firefighter


Ferdinand A. Mihm Sr., a retired Baltimore firefighter, died Sunday of complications of cancer at the Meridian Nursing Center-Cromwell. He was 84.

For the first half of his 25 years with the Fire Department, he was assigned to 33 Engine at Gorsuch Avenue and Harford Road. He then worked for 12 years in the department's communications room, as a radio and telephone operator and sometimes as a fire alarm operator.

After his retirement in 1968, he worked until 1974 as a mail clerk and messenger for the law firm of Venable, Baetjer & Howard. A native of Baltimore who was educated at St. Katharine of Siena School, he also had worked for what was then the Rustless Iron and Steel Corp. and as a shipping clerk for the old Standard Distillers Products Inc.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Baynesville.

Mr. Mihm is survived by his wife, the former Ann D. Linsenmeyer; three sons, Ferdinand A. Mihm Jr. of Perry Hall, Dennis J. Fitzpatrick of Ellicott City and Timothy B. Fitzpatrick of Loganberry, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.

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