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James Sieling, MTA union official and Bainbridge volunteer, dies

James Sieling, MTA union official and Bainbridge volunteer, dies

James Herbert Sieling Sr, a retired Maryland Transit Administration union official active in the Bainbridge Naval Training Center Historical Association, died of heart disease April 8 at Harford Memorial Hospital. The Rising Sun resident, who formerly lived in Dundalk, was 79.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Cambridge Street in Canton, he was the son of Bill Cumberland and his wife, Rose Petty. He attended Patterson High School and worked briefly at the old News American. He joined the Navy and served from 1957 to 1963 as an aviation ordnance first class petty officer aboard the USS Constellation and the USS Saratoga.

After his military service, he earned an associate’s degree...

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