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Clinton Paulson Stephens, Alex. Brown partner

Clinton Paulson Stephens, a retired Alex. Brown and Sons Inc. general partner, winner of two Bronze Stars during World War II, and a one-time world titlist in badminton, died Tuesday of cancer his home in Ruxton. He was 75.

Mr. Stephens retired in 1985 from the Baltimore investment banking firm where he spent his 35-year business career.

He contributed a chapter to "The Story of Alex. Brown and Sons, 1800-1990," originally written by Frank R. Kent, and published in 1950. The book was updated in 1975 with chapters by the late Baltimore newspaperman and columnist, Louis Azrael. Mr. Stephens' chapter covers 1975 through 1990 and was issued on the 190th anniversary of the firm.

Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Stephens earned his bachelor's degree from the City College of New York in 1938. He came to Baltimore in 1946 and married Patricia Anne Roberts. The couple played badminton and won the U.S. National and World Mixed-Doubles Badminton Championship in 1949.

Services were private.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Clinton Paulson Stephens Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Lisa Anne Stephens of Boston; and a brother, Warren Stephens of Ventura, Calif.

Irwin I. Ravitz, insurance agent

Irwin I. Ravitz, a retired agent for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., died Thursday of complications of a throat obstruction at the Pikesville Nursing and Convalescent Center.

Mr. Ravitz, who was 84 and lived in Northwest Baltimore, retired 20 years ago after 25 years at the insurance company.

Earlier, he operated a printing shop in East Baltimore.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros Home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

His wife, the former Jean Press died in 1986. He is survived by a son, Jerry Ravitz; a daughter, Eunice Neuman; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. All are of Pikesville.

Jack C. McCoy, printing company worker

Jack C. McCoy, 62, a Severna Park resident from 1972 until 1993 while he worked for Arcata Graphics, a printing company in Annapolis and then Washington, died Monday of cancer at a hospital in Fort Smith, Ark.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Alma, Ark. He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Poe; two daughters, Diana Wisniewski of Severn and Jennifer Swayne of Alma; his mother, Venus McCoy of Alma; a sister, Joy Millsap of Alma; a brother, Ray McCoy of Fort Worth, Texas; and seven grandchildren.

Lelia M. Easson, economist for Commerce Department

Lelia M. Easson, a retired economist who worked for the Commerce Department in Washington, died Monday of heart failure at Church Home. She was 94.

In 1925, she married Graeme S. Easson, a sales manager, who died in 1981.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. today in the Church Hospital chapel, 100 N. Broadway, Baltimore.

She is survived by her son, Graeme S. Easson of Elkridge; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a nephew.

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