Richard B. BoucherRetired tobacconistGraveside services for Richard...


Richard B. Boucher

Retired tobacconist

Graveside services for Richard Bryant Boucher, a former Baltimore tobacconist, will be at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue at Old Court Road in Pikesville.

Mr. Boucher, 77, died Thursday after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home in the Rodgers Forge community near Towson.

He was for many years president of William Boucher & Sons and Bouchers of Baltimore, retail and wholesale tobacconists. The company, started by his grandfather, operated on Baltimore Street and later was moved with the Charles Center development to the corner of Charles and Fayette streets.

At his retirement from the business, Mr. Boucher sold his family's interest in the company to a national tobacco chain and then worked from 1976 to 1981 as a manager for the Maryland Energy Administration.

After retiring from the state position, Mr. Boucher moved to Cumberland with his wife, the former Gladys Atkins. He moved to Rodgers Forge after her death in 1986.

Mr. Boucher, who was educated at Marstons School and Baltimore City College, attended the Johns Hopkins University before World War II service in the Army's famed 42nd Infantry -- the Rainbow Division -- in France and Germany.

At the time of his death, he was planning a trip to Milwaukee for the Rainbow Division's annual reunion.

He is survived by a son, Richard B. Boucher Jr. of Dallas; two brothers, William Boucher III of Butler and G. Abbot Boucher of Towson; and a grandson.

The family suggested donations to the Kennedy-Krieger Institute, 707 N. Broadway, Baltimore 21205. A memorial service for Donald H. Steinweg, a retired Navy Reserve officer and X-ray equipment salesman who organized and played in a 16-piece dance band, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cambridge.

The 66-year-old Mr. Steinweg died of a brain tumor Monday at his home in Cambridge.

Mr. Steinweg was born and reared in Pittsburgh, Pa., and received a degree in electrical engineering in 1946 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

He joined the Navy in 1947, and retired as a lieutenant after 20 years in the service and the reserves.

His work as a salesman in the X-ray field took Mr. Steinweg and his wife, the former Lois McMahon, to various cities and eventually to Baltimore. They lived for 20 years in the Phoenix section of Baltimore County.

Mr. Steinweg retired in 1988 as vice president of Standard Medical Imaging Inc. in Columbia. He moved to Cambridge where he volunteered as a van driver for the local Veterans Association, participated in literacy programs and tutored high school students in math.

He also worked within the American Association of Retired People, assisting retirees with their tax return forms, and used his free time to stroke forehands on the tennis court, go boating or practice the saxophone and clarinet.

Mr. Steinweg's love for big-band music inspired him to organize "Out of Towners," a 16-piece dance band that attracted not only community residents, but many people from out of town. Mrs. Steinweg said the memorial service will feature band music as a tribute to her husband.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of 45 years, are four sons, Dr. Kenneth K. Steinweg of Falls Church, Va., Dr. Donald L. Steinweg of Rockville, Craig G. Steinweg of Owings Mills and Paul S. Steinweg of Lititz, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorchester Hospice Foundation, Inc., 751 Woods Road, Cambridge 21613.

George F. Schwaab

Chrome platemaker

Services for George Frank Schwaab, a retired chrome platemaker and war veteran, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Zeller Funeral Home in East New Market, Dorchester County.

The Baltimore native died early Friday of coronary artery disease and diabetes at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 74.

Mr. Schwaab, who lived in Baltimore all his life until moving to the Eastern Shore three years ago, served in the Army's 342nd Harbor Craft Co. in England and the Philippines during World War II.

He married the former Anna D. Edwards in February 1942, just before his war duty.

Mr. Schwaab crafted chrome plates at the old Kopper's Co. plant in Southwest Baltimore. He retired in 1974 after more than 30 years with the company.

Mr. Schwaab spent some of his spare hours bowling and planting vegetables and flowers. He was a member of American Legion Post 243 in Hurlock.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, George E. Schwaab of Pasadena and John T. Schwaab of East New Market; four brothers, William, Leroy, Robert and Thomas Schwaab, all of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family suggested memorial donations to the American Heart Association in care of Lorraine E. Dickerson, 10 Harris Drive, Cambridge, Md. 21613, or the American Diabetes Association, Lower Eastern Shore Chapter, in care of Mrs. Charles Somers, P.O. Box 234, Westover, Md. 21871.

Donald E. Ford

Bartender in hotels

Donald E. Ford, a bartender in several hotels along the East Coast, died of heart failure June 15 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 63.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1946 graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

He served briefly in the Navy and, in 1950, began working for the Lord Baltimore Hotel as a busboy. After a short time, he moved to New York where he worked in many different bars and hotels for several years until he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he continued his work as a bartender.

In 1980, he moved to Snow Hill, on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and worked at the Fenwick Inn at Fenwick, Del. He lost both of his legs in 1984 because of a circulatory problem, and had to retire.

Survivors include his aunt, Jane Schek of Westminster; and six cousins.

A memorial Mass was planned for July 5 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in York, Pa.

Agnes G. Coughlin

Active in churches

A Mass of Christian burial for Agnes Garrigan Coughlin, a Loch Raven Village homemaker and a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in the 8500 block of Loch Raven Blvd.

Mrs. Coughlin, who was 90, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green.

A resident of Govans until she moved to Loch Raven Village 29 years ago, she was active at Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Mary's in Govans and the old St. John's Church at Valley and Eager streets.

Mrs. Coughlin, one of 11 children of the late Annie Golden ZTC Garrigan and Owen T. Coughlin, was a graduate of the St. John's parochial school.

Her husband of 62 years, Patrick J. Coughlin, who worked for Black & Decker US Inc., died in 1981.

She is survived by two daughters, Regina A. McKinley of Towson and Mary Teresa Dempsey of Mays Chapel; a son, Patrick J. Coughlin Jr. of Homeland; a sister, E. Mabel Colonna of Towson; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to St. Mary's School, 5502 York Road, Baltimore 21212.

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