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Gertrude Martinoli

Homemaker, gardener

Gertrude Viola Martinoli, a homemaker and avid gardener, died of heart failure Thursday at her Severn home. She was 79.

A lifelong Anne Arundel County resident, she was born Viola Knopp in Severn and graduated from Glen Burnie High School. She lived in Linthicum for 60 years before moving back to Severn.

In the 1940s, she was co-owner with her first husband, Malcolm Wunder, of the Barn Restaurant on Ritchie Highway, a well-known eating place that specialized in chicken-in-a-basket.

Mr. Wunder died in 1956. She and J. Chester Martinoli were married in 1957. Mr. Martinoli, who worked for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died in 1968.

Mrs. Martinoli was a homemaker and spent a lot of time tending her plants and flowers, especially daffodils and roses.

"She always had a lot of flowers and potted plants," said Betty Lou Shubkagel, a niece. "She just loved her flowers."

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Linthicum Heights.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W. in Glen Burnie.

In addition to her niece, Mrs. Martinoli is survived by a son, Warren E. Wunder of Glen Burnie; a sister, Freida E. Disney of Crownsville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Frank K. Magin

Retired livestock dealer

Frank Kenneth Magin, a retired livestock dealer from Carroll County, died Friday of heart failure at Carroll County General Hospital. He was 69.

Mr. Magin owned a small Westminster farm, buying and selling horses and cows. He pumped gas for W. H. Davis Buick Dealership in Westminster for 15 years before retiring in 1987 to continue his livestock business.

Born in Smallwood, south of Westminster, in 1923, Mr. Magin attended school until the sixth grade at Gamber Middle School.

He divorced 19 years ago.

Mr. Magin was a member of Westminster Moose Lodge No. 1381.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills.

He is survived by four daughters, Carolyn Owings of Hampstead, and Darlene Francis, Sandra Weidner and Phyllis Devilbiss, all of Westminster; a sister, Dorothy Utz of Westminster; a brother, Norman Magin of Westminster; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Edward Ginsberg

Partner in roofing firm

Edward "Abe" Ginsberg, a partner in a Baltimore roofing company started by his father, died Saturday after a stroke at Levindale Nursing and Convalescent Center. He was 91.

Until his retirement in 1976, he had worked for the Morris Ginsberg and Sons Co., roofing wholesalers and tinners, on Central Avenue in Baltimore. The business remains in the family.

Active in the Merit and Allied clubs of the Jewish Educational Alliance, he was a life member of the Talmudical Academy and a leader in the Anshe Niesen Congregation on Exeter Street.

He and his wife, the former Fannie Hyman, volunteered in many charitable organizations. They had been married 50 years.

"My father was active in various Jewish charities, including the Chevera Kadisha, the Jewish burial society which prepared bodies for burial," Joel Ginsberg said.

Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Anshe Niesen Cemetery, 6307 Hamilton Ave.

In addition to his wife and son Joel, Mr. Ginsberg is survived by another son, Murray Ginsberg; a daughter, Miriam Schlachman; a brother, Irvin Ginsberg; two sisters, Sarah Rosenberg and Dora Komins; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. All are of Baltimore.

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