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Stephen J. Hudson, former president of engineering firm, dies

Stephen J. Hudson, former president of engineering firm, dies

Stephen Joseph Hudson, the retired president of the James Posey Engineering Co. who designed mechanical systems for schools and historic structures, died of heart failure April 17 at the Washington Hospital Center. The former Finksburg resident was 70.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Port Street, he was the son of Charles Hudson and Josephine Hodak. Family members said that as a 7-year-old, he gathered discarded wood crates from a neighborhood seafood dealer. He took this kindling wood to a baker at Federal and Port streets who in exchange gave him unsold bread. He also hauled family groceries home from a local A&P.

He recalled getting an allowance of 25 cents and spending...

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