Margaret R. GrossMVA accounting clerkA Mass of...


Margaret R. Gross

MVA accounting clerk

A Mass of Christian burial for Margaret R. Gross, a retired accounting clerk for the state Motor Vehicle Administration, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 110 E. West St.

Mrs. Gross, who was 74 and lived on South Charles Street, died of a respiratory illness Saturday at the Harbor Hospital Center.

She retired in 1977 after 20 years with the MVA. During World War II, she worked for the Bendix Radio Division in Towson.

Born in Baltimore, the former Margaret R. Frey attended Holy Cross School. In the 1940s and '50s, she was an accomplished duckpin bowler who played on teams with such champions as Elizabeth Toots Barger.

She and her husband, George L. Gross III, a retired postal route examiner, became known for their flounder fishing near Chincoteague, Va., where they spent their summers.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Lawrence W. Gross of Baltimore; a brother, William Frey of Baltimore; a sister, Elsie Bory of Parkville; and a granddaughter.

Warren W. Reichert

Insurance executive

Services for Warren W. Reichert, a retired senior vice president of the Sun Life Insurance Co. of America, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Salem Lutheran Church, 905 Frederick Road, Catonsville.

Mr. Reichert, who was 69, died of cancer Saturday at an Atlanta hospital.

He retired in 1985, about seven years after being transferred from Baltimore to Atlanta.

An accountant, he had been with the insurance company for 40 years. He was a fellow of the Life Management Institute by the Life Office Management Association.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from Catonsville High School and the Baltimore College of Commerce. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Philippines during World War II.

Even after moving to Atlanta, he maintained his membership in Salem Lutheran Church, where he had served as treasurer.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former N. Edith Leister; two daughters, Charlotte A. Hanson of Middletown and Susan J. Rysinski of Ridgefield, Conn.; a son, William W. Reichert of Freehold, N.J.; his mother, Jessie J. Reichert of Catonsville; two sisters, Mary Jane and Frances Mae Reichert, both of Catonsville; and eight grandchildren.

Josephine Barnett

Retired nurse

Services for Josephine F. Barnett, who retired as a nurse with the Baltimore Health Department, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Bennett Funeral Home in Concord, N.H.

Miss Barnett, who was 80, died Sunday at a retirement home in Melbourne, Fla., after a long illness.

She moved to Florida about 20 years ago after her retirement.

A 1937 graduate of the Johns Hopkins Hospital nursing school, she had also worked at the hospital before joining the city Health Department.

She served in the Army Nurse Corps during the Korean War and in the reserves for many years.

The Concord native was a graduate of Bates College in Maine.

She is survived by two brothers, Eben H. Barnett of Penacook, N.H., and George M. Barnett of Prescott, Ariz.; a sister, Martha Jurta of Boscawen, N.H.; a niece and several nephews.

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