The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on November 28, 1980 · 7
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The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland · 7

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(r : H.A. Balke, helped design Bay Bridge OBITUARIES- TlIE EVENING SUN, Friday, November 28, 1988 A 7 - CINCINNATI (AP)-Harry Albert Balke, 77, who helped design and build the Chesapeake Bay and San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridges as well as the Apollo moon complex at Cape Canaveral, has died after a year-long battle with cancer. Mr. Balke, who died Wednesday, received the 1970 Engineering Excellence Award for designing the mount mechanism in the Apollo complex. His work included hundreds of steel, concrete and pre-stress bridges as well as railway and highway bridges. In Maryland, he was involved in the design of the superstructure of the first span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the early 1950s. He took part in the construction of New York's Kill-Van-Kull and Henry Hudson bridges and New Jersey's Pulaski Skyway Bridge. Mr. Balke's Cincinnati projects included Cincinnati Technical College, the Syrian Shrine Temple and parts of In-terstates 71 and 275 and U.S. 252. Portions of the Ohio turnpike, Illinois Toll road, Florida turnpike and Western Kentucky Toll road also are among his accomplishments. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth W. Balke and Harry A. Balke Jr., and seven grandchildren. J.E. Ludwig, Jenny Lee Bird, 77, was columnist test pilot, age 34 - Lenora E. Reese, age 64, active in social and civic life Lenora Elizabeth Reese, 64, a longtime Baltimore resident active in the community, died today at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a brief illness. Long active in Baltimore social and civic life, Mrs. Reese was a volunteer and officer in many organizations, including the Maryland Childrens Aid, The Town and County Garden Club, and the Women's Board of Johns Hopkins University. Mrs. Reese moved to Baltimore in 1938 after marrying Charles Ford Reese. Mr. Reese died April 25. The former Lenora Elizabeth Myers was born in Grosse Pointe, Mich., the daughter of pioneering automotive executive Henry Talbot Myers. She attended private schools and graduated from Bryn Mawr College with honors. She belonged to the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and was a member of the Mount Vernon Club and the Elkridge Country Club. Survivors include two sons, Charles Ford Reese Jr. of Charleston, S.C., and Walter Henry Reese of Baltimore; two daughters, Patricia Lenora Reese and Anna Hardcastle von Lunz, both of Chevy Chase, and four grandchildren, Stephanie Lippinscott Reese, Alexandra Lockwood Reese, Robert Addison Hardcastle von Lunz, and Ann-Elizabeth Brooke von Lunz. A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Reese at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the chapel of the the Church of the Redeemer, Melrose avenue and North Charles street Burial will be in the family plot at Druid Ridge Cemetery. The family requested that memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Redeemer or to Johns Hopkins University. A memorial service for John E. Ludwig 3rd, a test pilot for the Hughes Helicopters division of the Summa Corp., will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at St Luke's Roman Catholic Church, 7517 North Point road. Mr. Ludwig, 34, was killed Nov, 22 when the helicopter he was testing for the Army and a plane photographing the test flight collided in flight A Baltimore native, Mr. Ludwig lived recently in Bonita, Calif., in the San Diego area. He was a 1964 graduate of Poly and a 1968 graduate of the Naval Academy. He was in the Navy from 1968 until 1979, serving as a test pilot and reaching the rank of lieutenant commander. During two tours of duty in Vietnam, he piloted rescue helicopters and was awarded several decorations. Survivors include his wife, Linda; two sons, Jeffrey John Ludwig and James Christopher Ludwig of Bonita; two brothers, Gary Ludwig of Baltimore and Stephen Ludwig of Jacksonville, Fla.; his stepmother, Frances Ludwig of Seattle, and a stepbrother, Milton McNally of Seattle. Ronald C. Hood NEW YORK (AP) -Ronald C. Hood, 71, an editor at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press for 30 years before his retirement in 1975 to become a contributing writer for the Birmingham News, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Birmingham, Ala. A memorial service for Jenny Lee Bird, 77, a former columnist and assistant television editor for The News American, will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Seventh Baptist Church, North avenue and St. Paul street. A service also will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bibber Memorial Chapel funeral establishment, 67 Summer street, Kennebunk, Maine. Mrs. Bird died Wednesday at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. After retiring in 1978, she moved to Granite Point, Maine. A native of Pittsburgh, she worked more than 30 years at The News American, writing the "Mr. Fixit" column and acting as assistant radio and television editor. Mrs. Bird was a member of the Temple Square Order of the Eastern Star and a past grand matron of the State of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star. A member of the Seventh Baptist Church, she was superintendent of the Sunday school primary department During World War II, Mrs. Bird was active at the Johns Hopkins University Red Cross Training School. - -; - Survivors include her husband, Al-. dine R. Bird of Biddeford, Maine; a son,... Aldine R. Bird of Oakes, Pa.; a daugh-. ter, Elinor Riede of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Lillian Burkines of Baltimore, . three grandchildren, and a great grandchild. Charles E. 'Blue' Dotson, maitre'd, age 69 Charles Edward "Blue" Dotson, 69, a waiter, maitre'd and bartender at several Baltimore restaurants, died yesterday at Loch Raven Veterans Administration Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Dotson, who had lived at Lake-view Towers Apartments the past six years, was waiter, maitre'd and bartender at Miller Brothers and Mundie's restaurants and at restaurants of the Baltimore City Bar Association and Harry M. Stevens Co. For a brief time before his retirement, he was center director of the Se curity and Action for Golden Agers senior citizens program. He was associated with the Sphinx Club, a private social organization, for many years. A native of Baltimore, Mr. Dotson was a graduate of Douglass High School and attended Morgan State University. He recently attended his high school class's 50th reunion. A World War II veteran, he was in the Army from 1943 to 1945 and was discharged as a master sergeant. His wife, the former Elsie Tilghman, died in 1964. They were married in 1941. :- Survivors include a son, Carlton Dot-son of Baltimore; a daughter, Carolyn D. Wainwright of Baltimore; a sister, Lillian Hutchins of East Elmhurst, N.Y4.: two grandchildren, Jeffrey Dotson and Nicole Wainwright and two cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will be: offered at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Peter : Claver Church, Fremont and Pennsylvania avenues. Burial will be Tuesday in Arbutus Cemetery. Richard W. Metz, 71, in restaurant business 40 years Funeral services for Richard W. Metz, who worked in the restaurant business 40 years, will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Witzke funeral establishment, 1630 Edmondson avenue, Catonsville. Mr. Metz, 71, of Catonsville, died Wednesday. He and his wife, the former Sophie Gschwandtner, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year. Mr. Metz came to the United States at age 20 from Kiel, Germany, and began work as a waiter at the old Miller Brothers Restaurant in Baltimore. He worked there 30 years. Mr. Metz next was maitre d'hotel at the Suburban Club of Baltimore County and at Woodholme Country Club. He then organized and managed a private dining room at Alex. Brown and : Sons investment bankers on East Balti-' more street until he retired in 1971. ' Mr. Metz enjoyed woodworking and-refinishing furniture. Besides his wife, survivors include a daughter, Barbara A. Miller of Bel Air; a son, Richard A. Metz of Catonsville, and five grandchildren. Wilmer M. Stevens, at 65 Albert E. Thompson, at 87 Albert E. Thompson, 87, founder of the Baltimore Paint Remover Co., died yesterday at Stella Maris Hospice in Dulaney Valley after a long illness. Mr. Thompson lived in Roland Park until 1958 when he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for 15 years. He lived in the hospice since 1973. A native of Baltimore, he attended Virginia Military Institute. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, the Annapolis Yacht Club and the Coral Ridge Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale. He was the son of the late Albert E. Thompson, founder of Thomas & Thompson Druggists. Survivors include his wife, the former Edwina Hanlon; a son, Albert E. Thompson of Baltimore; two daughters, Barbara Lupinek of Chester and Edwina Reeve of Lutherville, 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held tomorrow at Ruck Towson funeral establishment. Florence Caperton ORANGE, Va. (Special) A memorial service for Florence Caperton, a musician and former Baltimore resident, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Orange Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Caperton, 94, of Orange, died Nov. 14 at a nursing home in Fredericksburg, Va., after a long illness. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. James R. Stuart of Falls Church, Va.; two sons, George A. Dornin Jr. of Lexington Park, Md., and Robert Tait Dornin of the Plains, Va., 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. LANCASTER, Pa. (Special)-Funer-al services for Wilmer M. Stevens, a retired employee of the Continental Can Co. in Baltimore, will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Groff funeral establishment here. Mr. Stevens, 65, who moved to Lancaster from Jessup, Md., five years ago, died Wednesday in a hospital here. He retired in 1968 from Continental after 15 years as a maintenance man and machine operator. Earlier, he worked nearly 10 years at the Southern States Co-Operative grain elevator near Fort McHenry. Mr. Stevens was born in Milford, Va., and lived in that area before moving to the Baltimore area. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Ellicott City. Survivors include his wife, the former Betty Lou Neel; two sons, William H. Stevens of Lancaster and Benjamin W, Stevens of Fredericksburg, Va.; a daughter, Alice K. Satterwhite of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Helen Harmon of Milford and Marie Curtis of Fredericksburg; two brothers, Stuart Stevens of Fredericksburg and John H. 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