Lucia H. Fickenscher, a retired retirement benefits analyst for the Baltimore City pension system, died Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a lengthy pulmonary illness. Mrs. Fickenscher, who was 60, worked for the city's retirement system for 27 years, advancing to the position of supervisor. She retired Aug. 25, 1989, because of illness. At that time, then-Comptroller Hyman A. Pressman presented her with a merit award. In June 1987, she received a similar award for "splendid quality of public service" and was named an admiral of the Baltimore Harbor. The former Lucia Heaps was born in Baltimore and reared in Pylesville. A memorial service was set for 2 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Loch Raven Boulevard at Belvedere Avenue in Baltimore.
Donald C. Houtz, a former steel worker, died Monday of heart failure at his home on Highpoint Road in the Clearwater Beach section of Pasadena. Mr. Houtz, 65, retired in 1981 after 37 years at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. plant at Sparrows Point. Services for the Glascob, Pa., native were set for 9:30 a.m. today at the Gonce Funeral Home, 169 Riviera Drive, Riviera Beach.