Clay D. EdmondsStationary engineerClay D. Edmonds, a...

Clay D. Edmonds

Stationary engineer


Clay D. Edmonds, a retired stationary engineer at Bon Secours Hospital, died Sunday of cancer at the St. Elizabeth Home for Nursing Care.

The 71-year-old Catonsville resident retired about three years ago after working at Bon Secours for about five years. Chief engineer at the old Seton Psychiatric Institute in Northwest Baltimore, he also was a stationary engineer at St. Martin's Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor and at an industrial laundry. The Baltimore native worked as a welder on ship repairs in World War II.


Graveside services were set for 2 p.m. today at Crest Lawn Cemetery, 2150 Mount View Road, Marriottsville. He is survived by his wife, the former Isabelle Louise Baughman, and his son, Skip Edmonds of Baltimore.

Francis J. Carey

MetLife manager

Francis J. Carey, a retired agency manager for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., died Sunday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Carey, 84, lived at Stella Maris Hospice since June. He lived in Towson for many years.

He had been with Metropolitan Life since the end of World War II and had headed an award winning group of salesmen. He came to Baltimore in 1940 as a salesman for Pitney Bowes Inc., the mailing equipment company. During the war, the New York City native worked as a machinist at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. at Sparrows Point.

Burial was set for 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson.

His wife, the former Thelma E. Rodney, died in 1989. He is survived by two nieces, Nancy R. Seganish of Timonium and Jean Parker of Silver Spring; and three nephews, Robert Thompson of Ridgefield, Conn., Peter Michael Carey of Fairfield, Conn., and Dr. Rodney Ortel of Towson. Donald E. Cordes, 60, a Baltimore native and chemical engineer, died Sunday of cancer at Roper Hospital in Charleston, S.C.


He moved to West Ashley, S.C., a suburb of Charleston, in 1982 when he was appointed director of manufacturing for the Balchem Chemical Co. in Green Pond, S.C.

Reared in Hamilton, he studied at the McDonogh School and was a 1952 Polytechnic Institute graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1955.

After two years in the Army, he went to work in 1957 at Union Carbide Corp. in Charleston, W.Va. In 1971, he joined the Kay Fries Chemical Co. in Stony Point, N.Y.

He married the former Dorothy George of Baltimore in 1955.

He was a member of the Charleston Power Squadron and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Services were set for 10 a.m. to day at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Charleston, where he had been a member for many years.


He also is survived by a son, Christopher Lee Cordes of Charleston; three daughters, Cathy Clark of Chesapeake, Va., Cheryl O'Connor of Stony Brook, N.Y., and Carol Howell of Mount

TC Pleasant, S.C.; his mother, Helen Blake Cordes Gaeng of Charleston; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to John Wesley United Methodist Church, 626 Savannah Highway, Charleston 29407.