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Roy T. Shiflet Sr.

Ex-sheriff's deputy


Roy T. Shiflet Sr., a retired security officer at Westinghouse Electric Corp. and a former Anne Arundel County deputy sheriff, died Saturday of cancer at his home in Arnold.

Mr. Shiflet, 76, lived in Zephyr Hills, Fla., for a time in the late 1980s. He retired in 1979 after 18 years at the Westinghouse Oceanic Division near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. He was a deputy sheriff from 1965 until 1976.


Born in Charlottesville, Va., he came to Baltimore with his family as a child and attended public schools.

He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, then was a painter for Henry A. Knott Inc., a contractor, and for Frank C. Long Sons, a decorating firm.

He was a life member of American Legion Post 40 in Glen Burnie and a former commander of the Severn Post, and a life and charter member of the Glen Burnie Lodge of the Elks. While in Florida, he became a member of the Zephyr Hills Lodge of the Moose, the Millington Lodge of the Masons, the York Rite and Boumi Temple.

Services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Madaline K. Chapman; three sons, Roy T. Shiflet Jr. of Arnold, Ronald S. Shiflet of Pasadena and Charles C. Shiflet of Denton; a daughter, Geraldine M. Rogers of Edgewood; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

C. F. MacDonald Jr.

D.C. police officer

Services for Charles F. MacDonald Jr., a retired Washington police officer who died Saturday after colliding with a car near Salisbury while riding his bicycle in the Sea Gull Century tour, will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Wesley Grove United Methodist Church, 1320 Dorsey Road, Harmans.


The 52-year-old Severn resident retired in 1985 after 20 years as a D.C. officer. Earlier, he served for three years in the Army.

A native of Bay City, Texas, who was reared in Lexington, Mass., he was a graduate of the Lexington High School and attended the American University. He was a former chairman of the Cub Scout Pack 471 Committee St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Jessup and a member of the Hiram Lodge of the Masons in Arlington, Mass.

About five years ago, he began bike riding seriously and had participated in other tours such as the Bay to Bay, also on the Eastern Shore. He had hoped to make longer rides, and eventually ride across the country said his wife of 26 years, the former Shirley I. Reed.

He also is survived by sons William E. and Kenneth H. MacDonald of Severn; daughter Cynthia I McDonald of Severn; mother Helen E. MacDonald of Lexington; brother William D. MacDonald of Clinton, Mass.; and a granddaughter.

James Hoopper Jr.

Train conductor


James R. Hoopper Jr., a retired railroad conductor, died Saturday of emphysema at Florida Hospital-South in Orlando. He was 80.

During a 40-year career as a freight conductor for the Pennsylvania Railroad, he worked coal trains out of the carrier's Bayview Yard and Orangeville roundhouse in East Baltimore to such destinations as Chalk Point, and on switching runs that navigated the narrow Belgian block streets of Fells Point. He retired in 1979 and moved to Chuluota, Fla., where he owned and operated an orange grove until the freeze of 1983 put him out of business.

The former Govans native was reared in the old family home on Beaumont Avenue and attended city public schools. He left high school before graduating and opened a fish market on York Road in Govans.

"He was more interested in girls than operating the fish market and eventually lost the business," recalled a son, James R. Hoopper III of Chuluota. "After the fish market, he went to work for Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point before joining the railroad."

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen union for many years. He served in the Maryland National Guard from 1938 to 1941. He enjoyed carpentry and collecting antique rifles, many of which dated to the Civil War and were operable. An active genealogist, he traced the Hoopper family roots back to 17th-century England and their early days in Dorchester and Calvert counties.

He married the former Margaret H. Craig of Baltimore in 1940. She died in 1989.


Services were set for 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Chuluota where he was a member, with interment in Chuluota Cemetery.

He is survived by another son, Ronald L. Hoopper of Milton, W.Va.; a daughter, Diane H. Walker of Chuluota; a brother, Samuel J. Hoopper of Maitland, Fla.; a sister, Genevieve Poellinger of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.

Dr. M. T. Traband Jr.

Family physician

Dr. Millard T. Traband Jr., who practiced family medicine and pediatrics in West Baltimore and Baltimore County for 36 years, died Sunday at a hospital in Gloucester, Va., of complications of a broken hip.


He was 77 and had moved from Ellicott City to Mathews, Va., six years ago.

Dr. Traband, who retired in 1982, had been a member of the staffs at Maryland General Hospital and what is now the Northwest Hospital Center. He had taught at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He was a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, a life member of the Southern Medical Association and a member of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. He also belonged to the American Medical Association and was a life member of the Pleximeter Club of Maryland, a medical study group.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Franklin High School in Reisterstown and the pharmacy and medical schools of the University of Maryland. He was an intern and resident at the then-University of Maryland Hospital before serving in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He was discharged with the rank of captain.

Dr. Traband was a former head of the Maryland state organization of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. He was a member of the American Legion's Adams, Hanna, Moore Memorial Post in Ellicott City and the Mathews Post in Virginia and the Mathews County Historical Society. He had been a sponsor of the Baltimore Civic Opera Company. He was a member of the Centennial Lodge of the Masons in Upper Marlboro for 50 years. His father and grandfather had also belonged to the lodge.

Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home in Mathews.


Dr. Traband is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Virginia Foster; two daughters, Martha Ellen Brockner of Ellicott City and Sarah Louise Caramia of Williamsburg, Va.; a sister, Louise Traband Bart of Monkton; two brothers, John H. Traband of Lake Arrowhead, Calif., and William C. Traband of Pikesville; and two grandchildren.

Hugh M. Foresman

Retired fire captain

Hugh M. Foresman, a retired captain in the Baltimore Fire Department and a life master at bridge, died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center of complications to injuries received in a fall two weeks earlier.

Mr. Foresman, 87, had lived in Northwest Baltimore before moving to the Charlestown Retirement Community six years ago.

He joined the Fire Department in 1934 and retired in 1971. During his career, he received three commendations for rescuing people from fires.


Born in Williamsport, Pa., he attended what is now the Pennsylvania State University before coming to Baltimore in 1930. During retirement, he worked 4,500 hours as a volunteer in the emergency room at Sinai Hospital and also was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

He was a life master duplicate bridge player and a former president of the Maryland Bridge Association.

His wife, the former Maryann Bubb, died in 1991.

Services were set for noon today at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave., just outside Baltimore.

He is survived by a son, Robert M. Foresman of Baltimore; a daughter, M. Joanne Hudgins of Glen Burnie; two sisters, Jane Duncan of Havre de Grace and Harriet Fisk of Catonsville; a brother, David Foresman of Ocean Pines; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.