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Joseph W. Argabright Sr., 85, electrical contractor


Joseph William Argabright Sr., a retired Hampden electrical contractor, died of pneumonia Aug. 4 at the Oak Crest Village retirement community, where he had lived for the past eight years. The former Towson resident was 85.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Schenley Road, he was a 1937 graduate of City College.

During World War II he served in the Army Air Forces and was stationed in the South Pacific.

After the war he joined and eventually became owner of his father's electrical contracting business, Joseph H. Argabright & Son, on Chestnut Avenue in Hampden, and retired in 1985 as a master electrician.

He was a member of the city and Baltimore County associations of electrical contractors, and a member and past master of the Masons' Tuscan Lodge.

A past member of the Northwood-Appold United Methodist Church, he was at his death a member of Towson United Methodist Church, where services were held Tuesday.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, the former Estelle Anders; a son, Joseph William Argabright Jr. of The Villages, Fla.; and a grandson. A son, Allen Argabright, died in 1997.

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