Carl Schoettler, a retired Baltimore Sun reporter and news feature writer who colleagues said could make his words sing, died Monday of prostate cancer at Canton Future Care.
He was 83 and lived in Locust Point.
"Carl's writing was so beautiful, and it took so much of his time," said Ernest F. Imhoff, a longtime editor for The Evening Sun and The Baltimore Sun, who knew Mr. Schoettler since 1963.
"He preferred writing features. When I used to edit Carl, we had copy books back then — today, computers clean up copy," said Mr. Imhoff. "Whenever his books came back, they were a mess with crossed out words and sentences, but every word meant...