Irving Pritzker, Founded copying service
Services for Irving Pritzker , a pioneer in the field of quick printing and copying, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 6010 Reisterstown Road.
The Pikesville resident died Friday of heart disease at Sinai Hospital. He was 64.
Mr. Pritzker graduated from City College and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. His first printing business was named Park Lane Press, a commercial printing firm.
In 1969, he established Copy Cat Printing Inc., the first quick copying store in Baltimore and one of the first in the country. The business, originally located at Baltimore and Calvert streets, became a multimillion-dollar concern with three stores and 35 employees.
Mr. Pritzker was a member of Moses Montefiore Emunath Israel Woodmoor Hebrew Congregation off Liberty Road.
He was a past president and past chairman of the board for the Save-A-Heart Foundation, an organization he helped found in the early 1970s. The charity raised money for local hospitals and ambulance services for cardiac care.
Mr. Pritzker was an avid golfer at the Chestnut Ridge Country Club in Lutherville. He was a past Noble Grand for Jefferson Lodge, International Order of Odd Fellows and a member of the Golden Eagles Square and Compass Club, Order of the Masons. He also was a former president of the Leukemia Society of Maryland, a member of the Exchange Club of Maryland and a member of the Zionist Organization of America.
He was a member of the Printing Industries of Maryland and the National Association of Quick Printers of America.
Mr. Pritzker is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Martha Weiner; two daughters, Adrienne I. Streeter of San Diego and Marlene H. Bates of New Windsor; a son, Jeffrey N. Pritzker of Owings Mills; a brother, Herbert E. Pritzker of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and eight grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to the Save-A-Heart Foundation, 302 Reisterstown Road. A Mass of Christian burial for Anne Marie Albrecht, who became the first woman in the country to serve as chief of supply services for the Veterans Administration, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, 6420 E. Pratt St.
A lifelong Baltimore resident, Mrs. Albrecht died Thursday at Manor Care Hospital in Baltimore County after a short illness. She was 70.
The former Anne Marie Beil grew up in Baltimore and attended Kenwood High School in Rosedale. At age 21, she married Christian Albrecht. Mr. Albrecht died 38 years later.
Mrs. Albrecht worked 42 years with the VA Hospital at Fort Howard. She worked her way up to chief of supply services, purchasing all medical equipment and administering all service contracts. She also supervised health fairs at Fort McHenry. She retired in 1986.
After her husband's death 15 years ago, Mrs. Albrecht lived with her sister, Charlotte Kellner, on South 46th Street. During retirement, she enjoyed gardening.
She is survived by a sister, Charlotte Kellner, and a nephew, Bruce Kellner, both of Baltimore.
John W. Buxton Jr., Ticket firm manager
Services for John Wilson Buxton Jr., a Severna Park resident for nearly 30 years, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.
Mr. Buxton died Friday of cancer at his Severna Park home. Hwas 63. Born in Wildwood, N.J., Mr. Buxton grew up in Ridley Park, Pa., and attended Pennsylvania State University.
He worked for the Globe Ticket Co. of Philadelphia from 1955 until his retirement in 1986, serving as regional manager in the Baltimore-Washington area.
Mr. Buxton served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, then in the reserves until 1964, achieving the rank of captain.
His favorite hobby was sailing.
Mr. Buxton is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Barbara Schroedel of Severna Park; and two sons, J. Andrew Buxton of Annapolis and Joel Buxton of Marietta, Ga.
The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of Anne Arundel Medical Center, Franklin and
Cathedral streets, Annapolis 21401.
Millie LaPorte, Lived in Baltimore
Millie LaPorte, who lived in the Baltimore area most of her life, died yesterday at Washington Adventist Hospital in Silver Spring after a series of illnesses that led to heart failure. She was 75.
The Glen Burnie resident was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Baltimore as a young woman. She married Anthony Joseph LaPorte, who worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. They had four children.
After Mr. LaPorte's retirement, the couple moved to Florida. Mrs. LaPorte returned to Baltimore after her husband's death in 1979. They were married 30 years.
She was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching the Baltimore Orioles on television.
Services will be private.
Mrs. LaPorte is survived by three daughters, Peggy Minoglio and Toni LaPorte Grubb of Randallstown and Christine Cramer of Glen Burnie; a son, Michael LaPorte of Baltimore County, and 13 grandchildren.
Thomas Cosgrove, Retired sales manager
Thomas A. Cosgrove, a retired sales manager for a cement company, died Thursday of an apparent heart attack in his sleep at his home on Belmore Road in Lutherville.
Mr. Cosgrove was 77. He retired 13 years ago as regional sales manager in Baltimore for the Atlantic Cement Co. Earlier, he had worked for 15 years in Boston and Philadelphia for the Hercules Cement Co.
After retiring as sales manager, he was a consultant to the Arundel Corp. for about five years.
Born in Worcester, Mass., Mr. Cosgrove was a 1937 graduate of Holy Cross College. During World War II, he served in the Navy, then as a sergeant in a special security force at a Westinghouse Electric Corp. defense plant in Boston.
An enthusiastic golfer, he was a member of the board of the Country Club of Maryland for 25 years.
He was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, the Hibernian Society of Baltimore, the Towson division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Engineer's Club.
He is survived by his wife, the former Trieste DeSanctis; a vTC daughter, Patricia Cosgrove Poor of Kingsville; a son, James F. X. Cosgrove of Towson; a sister, Ruth Benson of Brockton, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Cosgrove was offered yesterday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.
James W. Daehnke, C&P; supervisor
James W. Daehnke, a retired cable construction supervisor in Ocean City for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., died Wednesday of cancer at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury. He was 49.
A Mass of Christian burial for the Crisfield resident was offered yesterday at St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church in Westover.
He retired in December. He had worked for the telephone company for nearly 29 years -- in Baltimore before moving to the Eastern Shore 20 years ago.
The Baltimore native graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in 1962. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lela A. Albert; two sons, James W. Daehnke of York, Pa., and Charles M. Daehnke of Crisfield; a daughter, Jennifer A. Daehnke of Salisbury; his parents, William C. and Rita E. Daehnke of Ocean City; and a granddaughter.
John H. Jackson Jr., Sales manager
Services for John H. Jackson Jr., who was sales manager oMalco Plastics, a Baltimore company that made credit cards, before he moved to Florida 19 years ago, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Mr. Jackson, 65, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Bonita Springs.
In recent years, he managed a family-owned business, Naples Mobile Estates, Plaza and Laundry in Naples, Fla.
The Baltimore native was a graduate of Washington College, where he was an All-American lacrosse player. He later officiated at lacrosse games. He also attended the University of Maryland law school.
His survivors include his former wife, Sunny Beck Jackson; a son, Jonathan Jackson of Naples; a daughter, Alison Jackson of Bonita Springs; and a grandson.
Mary E. Herr, Baltimore seamstress
Mary E. Herr, a housewife and seamstress, died of heart failure April 18 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 88.
The former Mary Rossback was born in Dauphin County, Pa., and moved to Baltimore 60 years ago. For a long time, she did alterations for Baltimore's May Co. department store.
She was a member of the Back River Neck Senior Club and the Eastpoint Senior Club.
Mrs. Herr is survived by her husband of 57 years, Luther I. Herr of Baltimore.
A service was held April 21 at Meadowridge Memorial Park. It was suggested that memorial contributions could be made to Baltimore's Hope Lutheran Church.