Melville G. BaldwinCommunications chiefMelville G. Baldwin, retired...


Melville G. Baldwin

Communications chief

Melville G. Baldwin, retired communications manager for the state Department of Human Resources, died Tuesday of cancer at Franklin Square Hospital. He was 62.

Mr. Baldwin lived on Firethorn Road in Middle River. He had worked for the state for 20 years.

Earlier, he had been employed by the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta. He played basketball and fast-pitch softball for its industrial league team, the Martin Bombers.

Born in Baltimore and a 1949 graduate of Patterson Park High School, Mr. Baldwin later graduated from the University of Baltimore.

From the late 1960s through the late 1980s, he was active in youth sports programs in eastern Baltimore County.

He coached the Dundalk YMCA Termites football team and later helped to organize the Eastern Football League.

He had also been commissioner, coach and umpire in the Middle River Baseball Athletic Association.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Baldwin will be offered at 9 a.m. today at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, 1704 Eastern Ave., in Middle River.

His first wife, the former Patricia Schrader, died in 1986.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Sansoni; six sons, Michael Baldwin of Essex, Bruce and Matthew Baldwin, both of Baltimore, David Baldwin of Frederick, Philip Baldwin of Abingdon and James Baldwin of Middle River; two step

sons, Mark Mitton of Essex and Anthony Mitton of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Claudia Mitton of Middle River; a sister, Shirley Hill of Middle River; seven grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. John W. White, a retired administrative assistant and lobbyist in the Washington office of the National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees, died June 1 of cancer at his home on Braddish Ave. He was 83.

Mr. White retired a little more than 10 years ago from full-time work at the union's national headquarters, where he had been employed about 15 years.

Earlier, he was a postal clerk in Baltimore for many years and had been president of Local 202 and District 2 of his union.

Born in Meridian, Miss., he served in the Army during World War II as a staff sergeant. After settling in Baltimore in 1945, he worked briefly for the U.S. Employment Service.

A graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, he did graduate work at New York University and at the Johns Hopkins University.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave.

Mr. White is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth A. Julian; a daughter, Betty M. Stuckey of Perry Hall; and three sisters, Fannie Oliver and Pauline Hardy, both of New York City, and Tennye Harris of Birmingham, Ala.

The family suggested memorialcontributions to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R St. N.W. in Washington. Sarah Anne Morehead, a Catonsville civic leader who assisted in the preparation of the Forward Plan proposing improvements to the community's business district, died Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital from complications of cancer. She was 63.

Mrs. Morehead, who lived on Tredegar Avenue, was a former president of the Catonsville Garden Club and of the Rolling Hills Woman's Club.

The former Sarah Anne Dozier was a native of Newport News, Va., and a graduate of William and Mary College. She taught school in Richmond and Norfolk, Va., as a young woman. She moved to the Baltimore area in 1955, three years after her marriage to Ralph C. Morehead III. She was a member of Virginia Women of Maryland.

Services for Mrs. Morehead will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 200 Ingleside Ave. in Catonsville.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include a son, Ralph C. Morehead IV of Baltimore; a daughter, Sarah Morehead Truslow, also of Baltimore; two sisters, Susan D. Grotz of Ellicott City and Naomi D. Hoover of Newport News; and three grandchildren.

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