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August Martin Wildberger, retired Navy commander whose memoir chronicles 1940s Baltimore

August Martin Wildberger, retired Navy commander whose memoir chronicles 1940s Baltimore

August Martin "Marty" Wildberger, a retired Navy commander who specialized in computer education, died of cancer May 26 at Paradise Valley Estates in Fairfield, Calif. The former Bowie resident was 86.

Born in Baltimore and raised on East 30th Street, he was the son of August M. Wildberger, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. accountant and treasurer, andAlma Horstschneider. He attended the old St. Bernard School and was a 1948 graduate of Loyola High School at Blakefield.

In a two-volume memoir, he recalled Baltimore winters when he skated on Lake Montebello and in Herring Run Park.

"We would start a quarter mile northeast of Montebello, duck under the...

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