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Raymond C. Dannettel, 92, BGE engineer

Raymond C. Dannettel, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. engineer, died Thursday of heart failure at Keswick. The Baltimore native was 92.

After 45 years at BGE, Mr. Dannettel retired in 1968 as a consulting engineer. He also was chief mechanical engineer and senior engineer.

His retirement was short-lived, though. He was recalled to the company from 1968 until 1970 as an engineering representative on the Calvert Cliffs Model Advisory Committee of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to study the effects of the nuclear plant on the Chesapeake Bay.

Mr. Dannettel started working at BGE -- then called Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Co. -- in 1923, the year he graduated with honors from the Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1920.

He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Honorary Engineering Society and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Mr. Dannettel was a deacon, trustee and elder at Roland Park Presbyterian Church. He and his wife of 59 years, the former Adelaide E. Boyd, who died in 1985, had lived in the Orchards neighborhood of North Baltimore for more than 50 years.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Roland Park Presbyterian, 4801 Roland Ave.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan D. Buttner of North Baltimore; a son, R. Charles Dannettel Jr. of White Hall; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Oliver L. Beck, a retired Baltimore city police officer, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 68.

The Baltimore native owned and operated Ollie Beck's Crab Shack on Belair and Moravia roads with his family for the past 29 years.

He retired with a medical disability from the police department in 1967. He had been a patrolman in the motorcycle traffic division.

During 15 years as an officer, he received many commendations, including recognition for solving a rape case in the 1950s.

He was a member of the International Police Association, the Knights of Columbus Notre Dame chapter No. 2901 and the American Legion Parkville Post.

Mr. Beck also was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Navy and Marine Corps.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary E. Beck of Gardenville; two daughters, Linda A. Beck of Gardenville and Anita G. Blake of Parkville; one son, Lawrence C. Beck of Parkville; and five grandchildren.

Henri W. Baron, 59, Federal employee, teacher

Henri W. Baron, a former federal employee and teacher, died Saturday of colon cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 59.

Before the onset of his illness a year ago, he had been a special education teaching assistant in Prince George's County public schools for 10 years.

Previously, Mr. Baron had worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation in personnel, writing policy statements. He retired in 1985.

He served in the Air Force before attending Paterson State College in Wayne, N.J.

Born in East Paterson, N.J., Mr. Baron moved to Maryland in 1969. He and his wife of 34 years, the former Adele Gibney, lived in Bowie and Davidsonville before settling in Annapolis three years ago.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Davidsonville.

Mr. Baron also is survived by two daughters, Pamela M. Baron-Levin of Plantation, Fla., and Patrice M. Williams of Parkton; one son, Greg H. Baron of Odenton; and one grandson.

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