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Ralph C. Snyder Sr.


Ralph C. Snyder Sr., a surveyor who worked on the construction of Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Columbia, died Tuesday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 70.

Born in Williamsport, Pa., he was a 1941 graduate of City College and a 1953 graduate of McCoy College. He served in the Navy Air Corps during World War II.

He was a member of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 5801 Security Blvd., Woodlawn, where a Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife, the former Teresa Ullrich; two sons, Ralph C. Snyder Jr. of Lutherville and Frederick R. Snyder of Ellicott City; five daughters, Madeline Wheeler of Peoria, Ariz., Helen Tully of Towson, and Teresa Kuehne, Judy Beam and Anne Hasan, all of Catonsville; his father, Ralph G. Snyder, and two sisters, Jeanne Jordan and Barbara Plotts, all of Lincolnton, N.C.; and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Agnes Oncology Department, c/o St. Agnes Hospital, 900 S. Caton Ave., Baltimore 21229.


Willie Caldwell

Recreation supervisor

Willie Caldwell, a former supervisor for the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks, died Oct. 21 of cardiac arrest at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 79 and lived in West Baltimore.

He joined the department in 1954 as a maintenance engineer and retired in 1984 as supervisor of several recreation centers. Earlier, he had worked as a caterer after moving to Baltimore in 1939 from Winston-Salem, N.C.

He was a volunteer and did repairs at St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church, 1546 N. Fremont Ave., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today. Interment will be in New Cathedral Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Louise Williams; a daughter, Catherine Baytan of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore 21217.

Rita M. Delclos, long active in church, school and other organizations, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at the Stella Maris Hospice. She was 80 and had lived for many years in Northeast Baltimore.

Her husband, Victor J. Delclos, died in 1966.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 8 p.m. today at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 3615 Harford Road, Baltimore.

She is survived by four sons, Joseph V. Delclos and the Rev. John A. Delclos, both of Baltimore, Victor R. Delclos of Albuquerque, N.M., and K. Barry Delclos of Little Rock, Ark.; four sisters, Edna Rosenberger of Catonsville, Mary Barrett of Overlea, Helen Beigel of Ellicott City and Doris Simpson of Timonium; a brother, Harry Carroll of the Parkville area; and five grandchildren.

Anne E. Stranahan, 82, a retired stockroom clerk for a Baltimore area clothing manufacturer, died Monday of cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Bateman Funeral Home in Brookhaven, Pa. She is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Jones and Margaret Freed, both of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews.

Margaret Kellerman Vetters, a longtime Perry Hall resident, died Tuesday at the Manor Care Towson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a stroke. She was 103.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road, Overlea.

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