Louise A. SchererChurch activistServices for Louise A....


Louise A. Scherer

Church activist

Services for Louise A. Scherer, who chaired the social concerns committee at the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church at 4815 Hamilton Ave.

Mrs. Scherer, who was 63 and lived on Plainfield Avenue, died Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital of complications from surgery.

A member of the church for more than 30 years, she had headed the committee for about half that time.

It helped many individuals in need, raised money for relief agencies and, in 1980, sponsored a Vietnamese refugee family.

Mrs. Scherer was also a charter member of the Lamplighters' Guild, which raises money for Lutheran High School.

The former Louise A. Culver was a native of Parkville and a graduate of Parkville High School.

As a young woman, she worked as an inventory clerk at Blum's Department Store.

Her husband, Vernon M. Scherer, is vice president for manufacturing at the George W. King Co., a printing firm.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include three daughters, Susan Rice of Forest Hill, Judith Brubach of Finksburg and Melissa Melesh of Perryville; three sons, Steven, Glenn and Mark Scherer, all of Baltimore; her mother, Sadie Culver, of Baltimore; a sister, Carolyn Varinski of Baltimore; two brothers, Robert Culver of Fallston and Charles Culver of Baltimore; and nine grandchildren.

Walter R. Novier

Retired insurance agent

Walter R. Novier, retired president of Mortgage Insurance Services, died Monday of cancer at his home in Monkton.

Mr. Novier, who was 73, sold the agency that he had operated for 38 years, which specialized in mortgage insurance, at his retirement about six years ago.

Earlier, he had worked for the North American Insurance Co. and during World War II at the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta Corp.

A member of the board of the Hamilton Federal Savings and Loan Association for more than 20 years, he served as chairman of its audit committee.

Born in Baltimore, he was educated at the Polytechnic Institute and Johns Hopkins University, later teaching evening business courses at Hopkins.

The former president of the Hamilton Lions Club was fond of woodworking and travel. He collected antique toys and trains.

He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia A. Gerber; three daughters, Virginia L. Levin of Crofton, Annette L. O'Brien of White Hall and Denise R. Stemler of Parkton; and five grandchildren.

Private services were planned for Mr. Novier.

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