Elmer F. Sins, longtime railroader, sports fan

The Baltimore Sun

Elmer Frank Sins, a retired railroader and longtime Pasadena resident, died in his sleep Monday at a son's home in Ashland, Va. He was 87.

Mr. Sins was born and raised in Pittsburgh. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army.

During World War II, he was stationed at Fort Meade, where he was a military policeman until he was discharged in 1946.

After the war, he went to work for the B & O Railroad. He then joined the Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad, where he was a watchman and later, a parts manager, for more than 30 years.

He retired in 1981.

Mr. Sins enjoyed planting and maintaining a large vegetable garden. He also was a sports fan and liked playing cards.

His wife of 64 years, the former Anna Marie Arvey, died in September.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.

Surviving are two sons, Charles R. Sins of Ashland and Alan Sins of Asheville, N.C.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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