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Raymond L. Schatz,

Ran cleaning business

Raymond L. Schatz, a lifelong Catonsville resident who ran a carpet cleaning business there for 27 years before retiring last year, died Friday of a brain tumor at his home. He was 76.

Mr. Schatz managed Monarch Auto Supply in Reisterstown for 18 years after serving in the Navy during World War II.

In 1968, he bought a Duraclean Carpet Cleaning franchise in Catonsville.

Mr. Schatz was a lifetime member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Catonsville. He graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1937, becoming the first person in his family to finish high school.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mark's Church.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, the former Dorothy Eberling; six sons, Raymond Jr. and Michael, both of Catonsville, Daniel of Westminster, Paul of Columbia, Mark of Lake Worth, Fla., and Steve of Dundalk; three daughters, Chris Bergin, of Bath, N.C., Win Ann Hildt of Owings Mills and Mary Claire Schatz of Catonsville; a sister, Josephine Camron of Modesto, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Edward P. Connolly

Salesman, police officer

Edward P. Connolly, a retired home improvement salesman, died Wednesday from complications of emphysema at his Pasadena residence where he had lived for 23 years. He was 65.

Mr. Connolly retired in 1990 from Epic Builders. He was a Baltimore police officer from 1952 to 1965, then was a carrier for The Baltimore Sun for several years.

A 1948 graduate of Southern High School in Baltimore, Mr. Connolly served in the Naval Reserve for several years.

He bowled with several leagues and enjoyed professional boxing and spending time with his family.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church, 8499 Virginia Ave., Riviera Beach.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Patricia Marie Feehley; six sons, Edward P. Connolly III of Baltimore, Timothy M. Connolly and Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean T. Connolly, both of Dover, Del., Joseph S. Connolly, Patrick G. Connolly and Bryan W. Connolly, all of Pasadena; two daughters, Patricia A. Williams of Catonsville and Brigid F. Phillips of Edwards, Calif.; a sister, Eileen Culatta of Baltimore; and 20 grandchildren.

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