Wilmer A. Rehmeyer (July 18, 2011)

Wilmer A. "Bud" Rehmeyer, a World War II veteran who owned and operated a Baltimore County clock and jewelry repair shop for more than 50 years, died July 10 of heart failure at Chapel Hill Nursing Home in Randallstown.

He was 96.

The son of a schoolteacher, who was also a Fuller Brush salesman, and a garment worker was born in Glen Rock, Pa., and later moved with his family to Hampden.

He was a City College graduate and worked downtown on Liberty Street for a watch supply company before being drafted into the Army in 1941. He served in England and France as a mapmaker and driver.

Discharged in 1945, he returned to Baltimore and his former job before opening a clock and jewelry repair business in 1951 in a former Shell gas station on Liberty Road in Randallstown.

He later moved the business to his Milford Mill home after adding an addition. He closed the business and retired last year.

Mr. Rehmeyer enjoyed taking cross-country family trips by car. He also liked fishing and crabbing.

He was a member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church.

Services are private.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former Vanna G. Sullivan; two daughters, Nancy Gerace of Rockdale and Vanna Lee Ruffner of Fairfax, Va.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com