Richard W. Krug Sr.
Longtime Safeway worker
Richard W. Krug Sr., 68, a retired superintendent of meatpacking for Safeway Supermarkets and a World War II infantryman and POW, died of cancer Saturday at the Fort Myers Cancer Care Center in Florida.
Mr. Krug, who had worked for Safeway since 1946, retired from his job at the supermarket chain's Landover distribution center in 1985. He moved to Florida in 1986 from the Laurel home where he had lived since 1963.
Born and raised in New Oxford, Pa., Mr. Krug joined the Army in 1943. Serving in the infantry, he saw action during the invasion of Normandy and the battle for the Rhineland before being captured by the Germans and sent to a prisoner of war camp in Poland. After the war he returned to Riverdale and met his wife, the former Helen Augst, whom he married in 1946.
"We met in a roller skating rink in Washington and have been going around ever since," his wife said, laughing at the memory.
An avid golfer, he was a member of the Pine Lakes Country Club in Fort Myers and had formerly been a member of Laurel Pines Country Club in Laurel.
He also enjoyed making family movies with his camcorder, his wife said.
A memorial service is planned for 8 p.m. Monday at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park.
He also is survived by a son, Richard W. Krug Jr. of Elkridge; three daughters, Nancy E. Karmann of Arnold, Betty Henderson of Laurel and Patricia Dennison of Odenton; his mother, Ruth E. Herman of Fort Myers; and five grandsons.
The family suggested memorial contributions to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 3314 Clubview Drive, North Fort Myers, Fla. 33918; or the Hope Hospice, 8290 College Parkway, Suite 100, Fort Myers, Fla. 33919.
Howard M. Roberts
Worked for BG&E;
Howard M. Roberts, a retired customer relations worker for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died Wednesday at his Columbia home of progressive supranuclear palsy, a neurological disease that weakens the muscles.
Mr. Roberts, 75, retired in 1980 after 43 years with BG&E.;
A native of Glen Burnie and a graduate of Glen Burnie High School, he later attended Anne Arundel Community College.
During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific and in the occupation of Japan.
He moved from Glen Burnie to Williamsport about four years ago, then to Columbia about six months ago.
He was a member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Glen Burnie, the American Legion in Williamsport, the Annapolis Lodge of the Elks and the Glen Burnie Golf Club.
Services were to be conducted at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Estelle White; two sons, Michael K. Roberts of Browns Mills, N.J., and J. Craig Roberts of Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Judith E. Roberts of Columbia; a brother, Donald R. Roberts of Kilmarnock, Va.; and two grandchildren.