Harold "Boh" McCaskill, GM worker

Harold "Boh" McCaskill, a retired automobile assembly line worker and sports fan, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 63.

Mr. McCaskill was born in Baltimore and raised on Edmondson Avenue. After graduating in 1968 from the old Carrollton Vocational School in West Baltimore, he began his 32-year career as an automobile assembly line worker at the old General Motors plant on Broening Highway. He retired in 2000.

After retiring, he drove part time for seven years for Friends Medical Lab until his health began to decline.

The longtime Waverly resident was a Ravens, basketball and boxing fan. He also liked fishing and working in his garden, and looked forward to weekly weekend crab feasts, family members said.

Mr. McCaskill began attending Sunday school at Union Memorial United Methodist Church in 1954 and was confirmed in 1963 as a church member.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at his church, 2500 Harlem Ave.

Mr. McCaskill is survived by his wife of 12 years, the former Marilyn Harris; two daughters, Roslyn McCaskill and Trina McCaskill; a stepson, Joseph Samuels; a stepdaughter, Maisha Harris; his mother, Annie M. McCaskill; a brother, Johnie McCaskill; four sisters, Iletha McKenzie, Annie Thompson, Betty Berry and Roselyn Elvoid, all of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren. Two earlier marriages ended in divorce.


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