Wayne E. BragerJHU employeeWayne E. Brager, Johns...


Wayne E. Brager

JHU employee

Wayne E. Brager, Johns Hopkins University's engineering services director, died Tuesday at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury after an apparent heart attack while preparing to hunt deer near Hebron.

Mr. Brager, 52, of Rosedale, had overseen heating, cooling and other systems at the Homewood campus and at the Medical Institutions in East Baltimore since 1986.

From 1957 until 1986, he was an account executive for Johnson Controls.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from the Polytechnic Institute and studied engineering in night courses at Hopkins, in courses of the International Correspondence Schools and at Essex and Dundalk community colleges.

He was a former local president of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers and a winner of its Distinguished Service Award. He also belonged to the Chesapeake Area Society of Hospital Engineers, the Association of Energy Engineers, the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association and other groups.

He had been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts and taught in the apprenticeship program of Steamfitters Local No. 438.

In addition to hunting, he liked to fish and hike.

He was treasurer of the 1100 Gun Club for 20 years and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at St. Clement's Roman Catholic in Rosedale.

Mr. Brager is survived by his wife, the former Beverly A. Klima; a son, Mark W. Brager of Dundalk; a daughter, Kristi L. Brager of Dundalk; his mother, Marie C. Backert of Baltimore; and a brother, Donald P. Brager of Edgewood.

Frederick E. Rudman, retired executive vice president of the American Bank Stationery Co., died Monday of emphysema in the health center of the Ginger Cove retirement community in Annapolis.

Mr. Rudman, 82, headed marketing for American Bank Stationery from 1963 until his retirement in 1974. He came to the Baltimore area in 1962 when he became associated with Young and Seldon, a bank stationery firm. He entered the business in 1931 when he went to work for Todd Co. in Rochester, N.Y. He opened a consulting firm in 1959.

The Rockport, N.Y., native graduated from high school there in 1929, and attended Northwestern University. After retiring, he lived in Long Beach Island, N.J., then moved to Annapolis.

His wife, the former Pauline Fleck, died in 1984.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis.

A memorial service was to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Calvary United Methodist Church.

Mr. Rudman is survived by a son, William J. Rudman of Long Beach Island; a daughter, Linda Powell of Annapolis; two sisters, Shirley Graupman of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Elizabeth Slater of Brockport, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Ginger Cove Appreciation Fund or Calvary United Methodist Church.

Harriett Guernsey

Teacher, administrator

Harriett D. Guernsey, a school faculty member and administrator, died Oct. 30 at Keswick Home of complications of emphysema.

Mrs. Guernsey, 81, retired about four years ago. She had worked in Calvert School's home study program since 1977, when she retired as dean of the lower school at the Iolani School, a private school in Honolulu.

She earned a master's degree in 1968 at the University of Hawaii.

Born Harriett Gould Davenport in Scranton, Pa., she was a 1933 graduate of Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. She came to Baltimore as a social worker for the American Red Cross and taught for many years at Lutherville Elementary School. Her husband, Duane L. Guernsey, died in 1954.

Memorial services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson.

Mrs. Guernsey is survived by a son, Dr. Duane L. Guernsey of Halifax, Nova Scotia; a daughter, Sarah G. Carr of Baltimore; and three grandsons.

The family suggested contributions to Trinity Church.

Malcolm A. Buckey

Financial expert

Malcolm A. Buckey, 94, a descendant of the founding family of Buckeystown, died of a stroke Monday at the medical center of the Spring House Estates retirement community in Spring House, Pa.

He was the great-great-great grandson of Daniel Buckey, who founded the Frederick County town in the early 1800s, said son Malcolm A. Buckey Jr., of Richmond, Va.

Born and reared in Littlestown, Pa., Mr. Buckey was a 1917 graduate of Littlestown High School. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance and Commerce in 1921.

Mr. Buckey was president and board member of Tidewater Terminals and Merchants Warehouse Co. of Philadelphia from 1922 until his retirement in 1964, when he moved to Sky Top, Pa.

He was a director of the Pocono Hotel Corp. and Skytop Club, and was the former member of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the American Warehouseman's Association. He was a director of City National Bank and a member of the Philadelphia Downtown Club.

Services were private.

He also is survived by two daughters, Barbara E. Grimes of Seabrook Island, S.C., and Patricia M. Buckey of North Wales, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandsons.

George E. Myers

Head of maintenance

George E. Myers, retired head of maintenance for an Essex apartment complex, died Wednesday of complications of a stroke at a nursing home in Tampa, Fla.

Mr. Myers, 76, moved to Ruskin, Fla., after retiring from Berkley Manor Apartments. The Baltimore native served in the Army in World War II in Europe. His decorations included the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Purple Heart.

A member of the Seaside Pleasure Club before moving to Florida, he later was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ruskin Memorial Post.

Services were held yesterday at the Lewers Funeral Home in Ruskin.

He is survived by three brothers, Kenneth Myers of Severn, Philip Myers of Hudson, Fla., and John Myers of Baltimore; and a sister, Joy Connor of Ruskin.

Richard D. Dittrich

Beth Steel supervisor

Richard D. Dittrich, a retired steel worker, died Oct. 20 of cancer at his home in Hebron.

Mr. Dittrich, 64, moved to Hebron several years ago from Dundalk. He was a supervisor in the hot strip mill at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. Sparrows Point plant for 30 years before retiring in 1977. Born and reared in Watersedge, a small community between Dundalk and Sparrows Point, he was a 1946 graduate of Sparrows Point High.

He served in the Army at Fort Hood from 1954 until 1956. After he was discharged with the rank of private, he returned to Bethlehem Steel. In 1962, he married Dolores Wasniewski of Baltimore, who died in 1988.

"He loved carving and painting," said his sister Alice Smuda of Dundalk. "He also enjoyed refinishing furniture and participating in decoy competitions."

Services were conducted Oct. 25.

Other survivors include three more sisters, Esther Treadway, Betty Williams and Vanda Garey, all of Dundalk; two aunts, Vada Renner of Wadestown, W.Va., and Evelyn Kappeler of Gadsden, Ala.; and a close friend, Shirley Pruitt of Hebron.

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