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Albert E. Schaible

Retired accountant

Albert E. "Ed" Schaible, a retired Hamilton-area accountant and leader in Baptist church activities in Maryland for five decades, died of complications from Parkinson's disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center on Wednesday. He was 78.

For more than 35 years, Mr. Schaible, who lived in Phoenix, operated his accounting firm on Harford Road in the Hamilton section of Baltimore. He retired in 1981.

He began working as an office boy with Crosse & Blackwell Co. in Baltimore and had become assistant to the company's secretary-treasurer when, in the 1940s, he decided to go into business for himself.

Throughout his adult life, Mr. Schaible was active in church affairs, holding offices in the Baltimore Baptist Association. He was on the Baptist Church's State Mission Board, was a past president of the Baptist Foundation of Maryland and was trustee emeritus of the Baptist Home of Maryland.

He also had been a member of Valley Baptist Church from its beginning more than 35 years ago, teaching Sunday school and serving as moderator for 16 years. He was a deacon emeritus of the church.

Mr. Schaible was born in Fanwood, N.J., in 1914 and moved with his family to Towson in 1928.

After graduating from Towson High School, he attended Baltimore Business College and received his degree in accounting from Walton School of Commerce in Philadelphia.

Mr. Schaible is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Elizabeth Longbottom; two sons, David E. Schaible of Hagerstown and Calvin J. Schaible of Phoenix; a sister, Florence Denham of Parkville; and a brother, Wesley Schaible of Gettysburg, Pa.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Valley Baptist Church, 1401 York Road in Lutherville.

The family suggested contributions to the Baptist Home of Maryland, 10729 Park Heights Ave., Owings Mills 21117.

Anna Marie Koelble


Anna Marie Koelble, a Glen Burnie homemaker, died Friday of heart failure. She was 82.

Born Anna Harwood in Baltimore, she moved to Glen Burnie with her parents at the age of 12. She attended St. Jerome's and St. Catherine's elementary schools.

During World War II she worked as a riveter for the old Standard Gas and Equipment Co.

She and Edwin J. Koelble, an electrician for Maryland Drydock Co., were married in 1929. He died in 1960.

Mrs. Koelble liked playing cards and watching old movies.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 Orchard Road.

Mrs. Koelble is survived by two daughters, Barbara Koelble of Glen Burnie and Dolores Cassells of Richmond, Mich.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggested donations to the American Diabetes Association.

Gene Frank Szuch

Rehabilitation specialist

Gene Frank Szuch, a retired vocational rehabilitation specialist, died Friday at North Arundel Hospital of respiratory failure. He was 70.

Mr. Szuch was employed by the state department of education for 20 years, retiring in 1984.

A resident of Glen Burnie for three decades, he was a member of many organizations, including the Glen Burnie Masonic Lodge, the Arundel Chapter of the Eastern Star, the Annapolis Forest of Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Pasadena Square Club.

A native of Akron, Ohio, Mr. Szuch earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska and a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. A World War II veteran, he spent 20 years in the military, retiring from the Air Force as a master sergeant.

He attended Marley United Methodist Church, and enjoyed woodworking, square dancing and building automobiles.

Services were scheduled for 12:30 this afternoon at Marley United Methodist Church, Marley Neck Road and Second Ave. in Glen Burnie, with burial in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.

Mr. Szuch is survived by his wife of eight years, the former Alma C. Wingard; two sons, David M. Szuch of Laurel and Gene M. Szuch of Pepper Pike, Ohio; a daughter, Willa F. Szuch of Glen Burnie; a brother, Albert Szuch of Ravenna, Ohio; and two stepsons, William Boyd of Reisterstown and Frank Bartoch of Belleville, Ill.

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