Obituaries: Frank Vanik, Norman Roppelt, Charles Deem Jr.

Three men with prominent ties to the Dundalk community were remembered in Baltimore Sun obituaries.

Three individuals with prominent Dundalk ties are featured in obituaries published this week in the Baltimore Sun.

Franklin Walter Vanik, an advocate for people with multiple sclerosis and a 1985 graduate of Dundalk high School, died Jan. 24. He was 46.

Vanik, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis while he was in his 20s, died after injuring his head in a fall, according to the Sun.

Read the entire obituary here.

Norman J. Roppelt, a champion duckpin bowler and Bethlehem Steel Corp. retiree, died of pneumonia Jan. 16. He was 97.

Roppelt also played softball and was a member of the Oldtimers Fastpitch Softball Association's Hall of Fame, according to the Sun report. He golfed  and enjoyed playing pinochle at the Sparrows Point Country Club.

Read the entire obituary here.

Dundalk native Charles F. Deem Jr., a military hospital administrator and a 1965 Dundalk High School graduate, died of pancreatic cancer Jan. 3. He was 65.

He was a member of the Dundalk Moose Lodge No. 97, and he enjoyed blues and country music, according to the Sun article.

Read the entire obituary here.


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