Alfred C. Naunton, 89, owned credit-check firm


Alfred Charles Naunton, a retired owner of a credit investigating company, died March 3 of a brain hemorrhage in Catonsville Renaissance Gardens, a section of Charlestown Retirement Community, where he moved five years ago. The former Rodgers Forge resident was 89.

Born in Houghton-le-Spring, England, he immigrated with his family to Baltimore in 1928. They settled on Bank Street. Mr. Naunton was a graduate of the old St. Paul's Parochial School on North Caroline Street.

He married Mildred Fallon in 1936. She died in 1997.

He had lived in Rodgers Forge for more than 40 years.

Mr. Naunton joined the Army in 1942 and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands until 1946.

In 1946, he founded a credit investigating company, Commercial Data Bureau, in the Marine National Bank building on South Gay Street, with two partners. He retired in 1979.

"He was a very charitable man, very philanthropic, especially with charities for children," said his daughter, Nancy Hill of West Friendship. "He was a good sounding board; I could tell him anything."

Mr. Naunton was an avid reader and golfer who enjoyed taking day trips.

He was a former St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church member and usher. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus. From the 1930s through the 1950s, he sang baritone in the SS. Philip and James Church choir in Charles Village.

Services were held Thursday.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Naunton is survived by a brother, William S. Naunton of Atlanta, and three grandsons.

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