Before he is laid to rest on April 27, the body of former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer will be taken on a "final tour" of iconic city sites that he is largely responsible for making reality: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, Harborplace and the National Aquarium, among others.
Michael Golden, Schaefer's longtime spokesman, said the body of the former governor and Baltimore mayor will lie in state at the State House in Annapolis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.
Golden said Schaefer's body will then be taken on a final "tour" of Baltimore before lying in state at City Hall on Monday evening and April 26. "The final tour of Baltimore, I think, will distinctly have a Schaefer flavor to it," he said.
Services will be held April 27 at Old St. Paul's Church downtown, with interment to follow at Dulaney Valley Gardens, according to Golden. Schaefer will be interred in a mausoleum beside his longtime companion, Hilda Mae Snoops.
A spokeswoman for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland said Schaefer was a member of Old St. Paul's, and served on its vestry. The rector, the Rev. Mark Stanley, will officiate at the 11 a.m. funeral.
The church seats about 850 people. There will be overflow viewing at a site next door.
Several factors pushed the funeral plans back. Former aides said Schaefer requested an open casket, which takes time to prepare, and state law requires that lying in repose happen on a weekday.
Additionally, Old St. Paul's Church was booked this week with Holy Week services.
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