Robert F. Freiert
News American ad man
Robert F. Freiert, a retired retail advertising sales manager at the News American, died Saturday at the Northwest Hospital Center after an aortic aneurysm broke.
He was 75 and had lived since 1965 in Reisterstown. He retired in 1982 after 42 years with the newspaper where he had started as a copy boy.
A native of Buffalo, N.Y., whose family moved to North Baltimore when he was a child, he was a graduate of Towson Catholic High School and worked briefly delivering telegrams before he joined the newspaper.
A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon.
His first wife, the former Isabelle Loretta Einig, died in 1972.
He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Elaine Gregory; eight sons, Robert F. Freiert Jr. of Stewartstown, Pa., Daniel J. Freiert of Mystic, Conn., Eugene G. Freiert of San Antonio, Texas, John A. Freiert of Upperco, Paul W. Freiert of Reisterstown, Laurence C. Freiert of Catonsville, Joseph P. Freiert of Hanover, Pa., and Gregory E. Freiert of Hampstead; a daughter, Loretta Freiert Gwaltney of Delta, Pa.; a brother, Donald V. Freiert of Columbia; three sisters, Helen M. Freiert and Anita Lyden, both of Baltimore, and Maryann Whelan of Seattle; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
James K. Gent Sr.
James K. Gent Sr., who had managed farms in Baltimore and Kent counties, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Worton. He was 78.
The Baltimore County native managed farms for Frank L. LaMotte, first working in the Towson area from 1934 until 1949 and then for 20 years in Kent County.
Before he retired in 1982, he had worked in the Chestertown plant of the LaMotte Chemical Products Co., which makes pool and soil testing kits. In the late 1960s, he had also worked at Drayton Manor, a Methodist retreat center.
Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church of Chestertown, with graveside services at 3 p.m. at the Prospect Hills Cemetery, York Road at Washington Avenue in Towson.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Thelma McCaslin; a son, James K. Gent Jr. of Chestertown; a daughter, Eleanor Gent Lott of Towson; a brother, Russell M. Gent of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
George O. Jackson
Partner in Governors Club
George Obrecht Jackson, who operated the Governors Club from 1979 until 1991, died Friday of cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, Fla.
He was 51 and had homes in Roland Park and Bal Harbour, Fla. He was a partner in the Governors Club and the building at 1123 N. Eutaw St. in which it was housed before he retired in 1991. Earlier, he had worked in his father's building and real estate development business.
Born in Baltimore and reared here and in the Miami area, he attended the McDonogh School and graduated from the Miami Country Day School in 1957 and Pine Crest, a school also in the Miami area, in 1961.
A memorial service was set for 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave., Baltimore.
He is survived by his father, Robert L. Jackson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, Robert L. Jackson Jr. of Baltimore; and three sisters, Joan Jackson of Lutherville, Lynn Ludwig of Miami and Annika Jackson of Fort Lauderdale.