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Dr. Martin E. StrobelGeneral practitionerDr. Martin E....


Dr. Martin E. Strobel

General practitioner

Dr. Martin E. Strobel, who had been a general practitioner in Reisterstown from 1948 until his 1981 retirement, died Wednesday of heart failure at a hospital in Conway, S.C.

The 74-year-old Baltimore native moved to South Carolina in 1985.

Reared in Braddock Heights in Frederick County, he was a graduate of Middletown High School, Gettysburg (Pa.) College and the University of Maryland medical school. He performed his internship at what was then University Hospital and a residency at Maryland General Hospital. He served in the Army during World War II.

He was a former president of the Baltimore County Medical Society.

An orchid grower who maintained three greenhouses while living in Reisterstown, he was a former president of the Maryland Orchid Society. He was also a former president of the Reisterstown Kiwanis Club.

Services were set for 2 p.m. today at the Hut Bible Class in Conway.

He is survived by his wife, the former Norma Margery Keyser; two daughters, Susan C. Tinanoff of Unionville, Conn., and Ellen L. Bowman of Glen Burnie; a sister, Mary Helen Abbott of Reisterstown; and six grandchildren.

Marrietta E. Wilhide

Longtime Towson resident

Marrietta E. Wilhide, who lived in Towson from the late 1930s until moving to New Jersey six years ago, died Tuesday of heart failure at a hospital in Livingston, N.J.

The 95-year-old Frederick native was a graduate of Frederick High School and did secretarial work there as a young woman.

The former Marrietta E. Bentz was a member of the Towson Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years. Her husband, Glen C. Wilhide, who was engineering director for what is now Black & Decker Corp., died in 1953.

A memorial service was to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave.

She is survived by a daughter, Ann W. Fischer of Short Hills, N.J.; a son, Glen C. Wilhide of Montreal; ; three sisters, Margaret Miller of Hagerstown, Ella Eyler of Frederick and Helen Bruchey of Woodsboro; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

John K. Cassady Jr.

Painter, volunteer

John K. Cassady Jr., a retired painter and paperhanger who spent more than 1,500 hours as a volunteer musician entertaining patients at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center and nursing homes, died Wednesday at the hospital after a stroke.

The 81-year-old Bouldin Street resident retired nearly 20 years ago from Frank C. Long Sons, and also had worked independently and for C.J. Benson & Co.

The Baltimore native attended Calvert Hall High School. He had worked as a welder at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard at Sparrows Point during World War II. His wife, the former Catherine S. Bocklage, died Oct. 2.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 600 S. Conkling St., East Baltimore.

He is survived by two sons, John K. Cassady III of Catonsville and Timothy J. Cassady of Essex; a daughter, Kathleen Cassady Day of Arnold; and four grandchildren.

Caroline Schlesinger

Hecht's saleswoman

Caroline Schlesinger, who retired at age 77 as a better dresses saleswoman at the Hecht Co. in Towson, died yesterday of kidney failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Towson.

The 80-year-old Stevenson resident earlier lived for many years in the Loch Raven Village Apartments.

The former Caroline Paparelli was a native of Hackensack, N.J., who met her husband, Edward Schlesinger, in a New Jersey uniform factory where they worked during World War II. Married in 1948, Mr. Schlesinger worked as a pharmacist in New York and then for the General Electric Co., which brought him to Baltimore. In 1955, he left GE and started his own business in Rosedale. He died in 1976.

Mrs. Schlesinger began working at the Hecht Co. in Northwood in 1967 and served as head of the fur department before closings caused her to switch to better dresses and then to the Towson store.

Mrs. Schlesinger had no close surviving relatives.

Services were set for 8 p.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., Towson.

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