Lou Markel

Lou Markel ( )

Louis F. Markel, who owned and operated a North Point Creek boatyard, died Saturday of kidney failure at his Edgemere home. He was 72.

Louis Frederick Markel was born and raised at the boatyard on North Point Creek. His father, Louis F. Markel, a licensed charter boat captain and boat builder, established Markel's Boat Yard in 1941.

After his father's death in 1950, his mother, Dorothy Markel, took over operation of the yard; she retired in 1976.

Mr. Markel was a graduate of Sparrows Point High School and worked for the U.S. Defense Department's Investigative Services until retiring in 1982, when he took over the boatyard's operations.

Like his father, he was a licensed charter boat captain and enjoyed boating and fishing until his health began to decline several years ago.

Mr. Markel, who lived at the Edgemere boatyard, served as secretary for a decade of the Millers Island-Edgemere Business Association.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., Dundalk.

Mr. Markel is survived by several nieces and nephews.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com