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Raymond E. LawrenceAward-winning truckerRaymond E. Lawrence, a...


Raymond E. Lawrence

Award-winning trucker

Raymond E. Lawrence, a former Baltimorean and trucker who drove more than a million accident-free miles, died Monday of an aneurysm at St. Joseph Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. He was 57 and lived in Millersville, Pa.

He had worked for Yellow Freight System Inc. since 1972. He was awarded the company's One Million Mile Award for accident-free driving in 1991. Earlier, he had driven for several firms and was a streetcar motorman in Baltimore.

He was born and reared in Brooklyn and was a graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School. During the Korean War, he served with the Army.

Services were to be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Fred F. Groff Inc. Funeral Service, 234 W. Orange St., Lancaster.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Arlene E. Bagdonas; a daughter, Linda Lawrence of Jacksonville, Fla.; two stepsons, Rick D. Sargent of Glendale, Ariz., and Jay Stull of Glen Burnie; a stepdaughter, Lara Lee of Valhalla, N.Y.; his father, Kermit A. Lawrence of Boynton Beach, Fla.; six brothers, Eddie Lawrence of Fort Lauderdale, Jerry and Ronnie Lawrence of Boynton Beach and Kermie, Bobby and Kerry Lawrence, all of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 131 S. Queen St., Lancaster 17603.

Ruth E. Felbinger

Payroll clerk

Ruth E. Felbinger, a retired payroll clerk, died Tuesday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington of heart and respiratory failure. She was 73 and lived in Crownsville.

She retired in 1985 after working at Crownsville Hospital Center since 1954.

She was born Ruth E. Madison in Alexandria, Va., and graduated from George Washington High School there.

In 1941, she married John C. Longo. They lived in many communities in this country and Germany while he served in the Army. Mr. Longo died in 1978, and, in 1986, she married John L. Felbinger Sr.

She was president of Annapolis auxiliaries of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Military Order of Cooties.

Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today in the chapel at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery on Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, John L. Longo of Crownsville; two stepsons, John L. Felbinger Jr. of Atlanta and James L. Felbinger of Prince Frederick; a daughter, Jerline Woodham of Pequannock, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Eleanor Baumgart of Finksburg and Carol Patton of Glen Burnie; a sister, Myrtle Floyd of St. Augustine, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Edith Roberts Martin, 95, a native of Baltimore who lived for many years in Philadelphia, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home in Catonsville.

The former Edith Roberts returned to the Baltimore area in 1990 after serving as a volunteer fund-raiser for health groups and a Sunday school teacher at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.

Graveside services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at the Ivy Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. Her husband of 47 years, Joseph I. Martin, died in 1967. She is survived by a son, Donald I. Martin of Rockville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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