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Herbert L. Langrall


Herbert L. Langrall, an accountant for 60 years who was

believed to be the oldest surviving potentate of the Maryland Shrine's Boumi Temple, died of cancer Friday at Manor Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ruxton. He was 97.

Mr. Langrall's long career as an accountant included tax work for many Maryland counties and an acquaintanceship with two governors, William Preston Lane, who appointed him to the Maryland Commission on Uniform Accounts in 1947, and Theodore R. McKeldin, who appointed him to the Maryland Port Authority.

Born in Crapo, Dorchester County, Mr. Langrall was the grandson of two founders of the tomato canning industry on the Eastern Shore. He worked in one of the family canneries as a boy, but decided the business was not for him.

Mr. Langrall attended Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1920s. He opened an accounting company, H. L. Langrall and Co., in Baltimore in 1923 and continued in business for 60 years, closing about 12 years ago only when he could no longer see numbers clearly.

He was president of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants in 1950-1951.

Active in Masonic organizations, Mr. Langrall became potentate

of Boumi Temple in 1945. He was a member of the Jesters, a Shrine organization. He was on the board of directors of the General German Orphans Association and Boys Home, a now-closed Catonsville orphanage.

He was among the oldest members of the Baltimore Country Club, having joined in the 1930s. He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution and the Eastern Shore Society. He belonged to Wilson Memorial Church, Baltimore.

A graveside service was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. tomorrow in Green Mount Cemetery.

Mr. Langrall is survived by two nephews; and two nieces. He was married and widowed twice.

Raymond Chase Jr.


Raymond Moore Chase Jr., a Baltimore carpenter who loved music and dancing, died Friday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center of liver disease. He was 45.

Mr. Chase was a fan of rock, jazz and rhythm and blues music and enjoyed dancing at nightclubs. At family events, Mr. Chase would begin the dancing and entice others to join in.

A graduate of Frederick Douglass High School, Mr. Chase was aself-employed carpenter until illness forced him to stop working.

A mass of Christian burial will be said at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Marks Roman Catholic Church, on Melvin Ave. in Catonsville.

Survivors include his mother, Bertha Marie Chase of Baltimore; his father, Raymond Moore Chase Sr. of Baltimore; a son, Rodney Roberson of Baltimore; two daughters, Rolanda Chase and Rhonda Chase, both of Baltimore; three brothers, Garland Chase and Victor Chase, both of Baltimore, and Steven Chase of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; and three sisters, Theodora Moore, Diane Hunt and Francine Beads, all of Baltimore.

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