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Martin K. Dashields Jr., city firefighter, dies

Martin K. Dashields Jr., city firefighter, dies

Martin Kendall Dashields Jr., a Baltimore City firefighter known for his knowledge of Baltimore’s streets, died of a seizure after a stroke April 12 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Catonsville resident was 57.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Mount Olivet Lane, he was the son of Martin Kendall Dashields Sr., a Baltimore Transit Co. and Maryland Transit Administration vehicle driver, and his wife, Rebie Harris, a Chesapeake and Potomac telephone operator. He attended Edmondson High School and was a graduate of Southwestern High School. He earned a degree at Coppin State University.

“My husband was on his own since he was 18 years old,” said his wife, the former Audra Gray. “He...