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William O. Devilbiss Jr., 68, flour and...


William O. Devilbiss Jr., 68, flour and sugar broker

William O. Devilbiss Jr., a retired flour and sugar broker, died Sunday of cancer at his Glen Arm home. He was 68.

He was president of Charles W. Cowan Inc., a Lutherville flour and sugar brokerage, until he retired in 1999. In the 1960s he worked for Koppers Co.

William Orndorff Devilbiss was born in Baltimore and reared in the Gaywood section of Baltimore County. He was a 1952 graduate of Towson High School. He attended the University of Maryland and later graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1958. He earned a degree in law from the University of Baltimore in 1966.

Active in the Masons, he was a member of Mount Moriah Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Boumi Temple and the Royal Order of Jesters. He was a past president of the Allied Trades, Potomac States Bakers and the National Saints and Sinners Club of America.

He enjoyed trap shooting, hunting, travel and fishing.

He is survived by the former Carolyn Cowan, his wife of nearly 40 years; two daughters, Katherine D. Weglein of Baldwin and Jane C. Devilbiss of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Robert Curtis Devilbiss of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.

Services were held Wednesday.

Bernard S. 'Bucky' Levin, 90, pharmacist, Colts fan

Bernard S. "Bucky" Levin, a retired pharmacist and a Colts fan, died of heart failure Sunday at his Pikesville home. He was 90.

Mr. Levin began as a pharmacist in the 1930s at Caplan's Drug Store at Edmondson Avenue and Carey Street. He bought the business after the death of owner Howard H. Caplan, then sold it in 1968 and went to work as a pharmacist at Kernan Hospital.

Mr. Levin was a lifelong sports fan, and his pharmacy not only provided medical supplies to the Baltimore Colts, but also filled prescriptions for many players, who later became close friends.

One of Mr. Levin's philanthropic interests was the Eddie Block Memorial Courage Award dinner, which is named for the late Colts trainer and raises money to help abused children.

Born and raised in East Baltimore, Mr. Levin was a graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland Pharmacy School.

He was a member of Suburban Orthodox Congregation.

Services were held Monday.

He is survived by a brother, Edward J. Levin of Mount Washington; several nephews and nieces; and his companion, Eva Popp of Pikesville.(More obituaries next page)

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