Howard Baetjer II, retired owner of a binding company and acombat veteran of World War II, died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack in his sleep while in Asheville, N.C., on a golfing trip. He was 73.
A memorial service for Mr. Baetjer, who lived on Brooklawn Road in Stevenson, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Lane and Garrison Forest Road.
He retired about 10 years ago.
Mr. Baetjer was a vestryman and a lifelong member of St. Thomas' Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Katharine Finney; two sons, Howard Baetjer Jr. of Washington and Walter Bruce Baetjer of Providence, R.I.; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Baetjer Mayer of Rodgers Forge and Anne Baetjer Jenkins of Bernardsville, N.J.; a brother, H. Norman Baetjer Jr. of Garrison; and three grandchildren.
The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Thomas' Church or the Central Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.