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. Services for the Baltimore native were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home in Mathews.
James R. Hoopper Jr., 80, a retired railroad conductor, died Saturday of emphysema at Florida Hospital-South in Orlando. 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 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 married the former Margaret H. Craig of Baltimore in 1940. She died in 1989. Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Chuluota where he was a member, with interment in Chuluota Cemetery.