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Samuel Kravetz, 84, broadcasting executive

Samuel Kravetz, a retired Baltimore broadcasting executive, died Friday of complications of cancer and heart failure at home in Aventura, Fla. He was 84.

About 20 years ago, Mr. Kravetz established WNUV-TV (Channel 54), supervised construction of its Catonsville-Woodlawn tower and leased its studio on Druid Park Drive. He sold the station in 1989.

In the 1950s, he was an account executive at radio station WITH in Baltimore and later moved to Dover, N.J., where he established WRAN Radio. He also was involved in cable television in Morris County, N.J.

Born in Baltimore, he was raised on Washington Street and attended city public schools.

In 1940, he married Dorothy Hyatt, who survives him. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hebrew Friendship Cemetery, 3600 E. Baltimore St.

He also is survived by two sons, Eric Kravetz of Washington and Richard Kravetz of Santa Barbara, Calif.; two daughters, Diana K. Saltzman of Madison, Wis., and Ilene K. Haykus of Denver; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Paul J. Frank Sr., 76, owned contracting firm

Paul J. Frank Sr., a retired contractor, died Saturday of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 76 and lived in Phoenix.

He retired 11 years ago from Frank General Contracting, a Phoenix excavation firm that he co-founded in 1984. Trained as a carpenter, he had earlier worked for the old Loyola Federal Savings and Loan Association and Henry J. Knott Inc.

Born in Baltimore, he was raised at St. Vincent's Infant Home in Rodgers Forge and attended parochial schools.

He lied about his age to enlist in the Navy during World War II. He served aboard a destroyer in the Mediterranean and was discharged with the rank of motorman mechanic's mate.

In 1946, he married Ruth Zinkhan, who survives him.

Funeral services will he held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweet Air, 3911 Sweet Air Road, Phoenix.

He also is survived by two sons, Paul J. Frank Jr. of Street and Raymond V. Frank of Monkton; a daughter, Mary H. Prime of Phoenix; a brother, Richard Frank of Bel Air; two sisters, Mary Frith of Cockeysville and Kathleen Zinkhan of Ocean City; and seven grandchildren.

Michael Tyler Campbell, 43, graphic artist

Michael Tyler Campbell, a graphic artist, sports fan and musician, died Thursday of lung cancer at his Timonium home. He was 43.

At his death, Mr. Campbell was working at Mcgraphx, the Timonium graphics firm he established in 1997. Before then, he worked for many years at his family's firm, Nottingham Properties Inc., a Towson-based developer and home builder.

Born in Towson, he attended Baltimore County public schools and later earned his GED. In 1996, he received a certificate in graphic and digital design from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

A talented guitarist, he was especially fond of rock 'n' roll, blues and the music of the Beatles. He also was an avid Orioles fan.

His 1984 marriage to Vicki Rothschild ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson.

He is survived by his daughter, Jamie Campbell of Bel Air; two brothers, Thomas McLaughlin Campbell and Bruce Spotswood Campbell III, both of Towson; two stepdaughters, Devon Rothschild and Lindsay Rothschild, both of Bel Air; and a special friend, Charlotte Renee White of Baltimore.

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