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Charles E. Quandt

Partner in law firm

Charles E. Quandt, a retired partner in the Baltimore law firm of Niles, Barton and Wilmer, died Sunday at Union Memorial Hospital of pneumonia and other complications after surgery. He was 86 and lived in North Baltimore.

He retired in 1988 as a partner in the firm but continued to work until his death. He had been with the firm for 65 years, 61 of them as a lawyer.

He began working there in 1929 as secretary to a partner and was admitted to the bar in 1933 after graduating from what is now the University of Baltimore Law School.

According to Forrest F. Bramble, Jr., a partner in the firm, he was a man who set high standards and met them himself.

Mr. Quandt became assistant editor of Maritime Cases, a professional journal, in the 1930s and was currently editor emeritus, Mr. Bramble said, adding that Mr. Quandt was a stickler for correct grammar.

Mr. Quandt also kept to a schedule. "Like clockwork, at 11:30 on Saturdays, he would go to lunch at Marconi's," Mr. Bramble said, either with his usual luncheon companion who was a partner in the firm or alone.

In 1942, as a lieutenant in the Navy, Mr. Quandt handled the legal work involved in the establishment of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Later, he represented the laboratory and the university for many years. "He stopped by [Hopkins] every single day," Mr. Bramble said.

He had also represented the Gibson Island corporation and club for many years and was a member of the club and the Baltimore Country Club.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of City College and the Johns Hopkins University. In his youth, he learned to play the organ and practiced at a church, whose pastor left a key for him at his father's drug store across the street.

He was organist and choirmaster at Grace Lutheran Church and then at First English Lutheran Church. In the 1980s, he was a vestryman at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., Baltimore, where a memorial service was set for 10:30 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife, the former Harriet D. Cullison; a daughter, Patricia H. Michel of the Idlewylde area; a stepsister, Mary Louise Hibline of Cockeysville; a stepbrother, Leven Leatherbury of San Diego; and a grandson.

Thomas E. Veditz

State police colonel

Retired state police Lt. Col. Thomas E. Veditz died Monday of cancer at his Westminster home. He was 76.

Colonel Veditz retired in 1978 as chief of operations at Maryland State Police headquarters in Pikesville after spending 37 years with the agency. Early in his career, he had commanded the Eastern Shore Troop and the Salisbury barracks.

The Baltimore native, who lived in Salisbury for many years, was a 1937 graduate of the McDonogh School, the FBI National Academy and the Northwestern University Traffic Institute.

He was a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI Associates and the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers.

In Salisbury, he had been a member of the Optimist Club, a president of a parent-teacher association and an organizer and administrator of a youth baseball program. He was also a member of the volunteer effort that built a stadium for the ballplayers. He was inducted in the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame for his contributions to the youth program.

After moving to Westminster, he became a member of the Wakefield Valley Golf Club and WestminsterUnited Methodist Church.

In 1982, at the request of a Carroll County Circuit Court judge, he prepared a manual of instructions and recruited a force of retired law enforcement officers as bailiffs in the courtrooms, responsible for security. The unit now has 24 members.

For this work, he received a citation from the Board of County Commissioners. He had also received many commendations while serving as a trooper.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Fletcher Funeral Home in Westminster.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ella B. Sample; three sons, Brian T. Veditz of Salisbury, Frank B. Veditz of Charlotte, N.C., and James E. Veditz of Springfield, Va.; a daughter, Janet C. Wright, also of Charlotte; two brothers, Harry A. Veditz of Pikesville and and Raymond P. Veditz of Williamsburg, Va.; two sisters, Alice Martin of Sarasota, Fla., and Evelyn Lockard of Rotonda West, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Sister Mary Florence

Nurse, administrator

Sister Mary Florence Kraft, C.B.S., who had been a nurse and nursing home administrator, died Monday after a stroke at a nursing home in Miami, where she had lived since 1988. She was 82.

In Miami, she was a volunteer at the Villa Maria Nursing and Convalescent Home.

Known to many as "Flo," Sister Mary Florence retired in 1988 as pastoral counselor at a hospital in Methuen, Mass.

The former Christine Mary Kraft was a native of New Orleans who joined the Congregation of Bon Secours in 1930. She was a 1934 graduate of the nursing school at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore, where she was a staff member until 1942 and again from 1951 until 1956.

JTC She had other assignments at her order's health care facilities in Grosse Pointe, Mich., Washington and the Philadelphia area.

She had been superior of communities of her order in Washington and in the Philadelphia area, where she had also been administrator of Our Lady Help of Christians Nursing Home and St. Edmond's Home for Crippled Children.

In 1973, she was briefly provincial councilor of her order and superior of the Provincial House and Spiritual Center in Marriottsville.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today in the chapel at the Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road.

8, There were no close surviving relatives.

Dorothy R. Williams

Baltimore native

Dorothy R. Williams, who moved from Arnold to Augusta, W.Va., about a year ago, died Monday of cancer at a hospital in Winchester, Va. She was 67.

The former Dorothy R. Hankey was a native of Baltimore and a member of the Ladies of the Elks at the Broadneck Lodge in Arnold.

A memorial service was set for 1 p.m. today in West Virginia.

She is survived by her husband, Wilbert P. Williams; three sons, Philip C. Williams of Pasadena, Larry A. Williams of Brooklyn Park and Ronald L. Williams of Glen Burnie; and two grandchildren.

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