Shane A. SavageFuneral directorShane A. Savage, a...


Shane A. Savage

Funeral director

Shane A. Savage, a former funeral director and flower arranger, died Tuesday of acquired immune deficiency syndrome at his White Marsh home. He was 34.

He had been employed by Ruck Funeral Homes, Lee Funeral Home in Washington, D.C., and, until retiring for medical reasons two years ago, was associated with McCully Funeral Homes.

was a member of the Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption, where he served on the parish council and was known for his Christmas and Easter floral arrangements. He played organ and piano at several area churches.

The Grantsville native was a graduate of Garrett County schools and earned a degree in mortuary science from Catonsville Community College in 1980.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at the Basilica, Cathedral and Mulberry streets, Baltimore.

Survivors include his father, P. Deane Savage of Keymar; his mother, Gloria Martin of Grantsville; four brothers, M. Heath Martin and L. Deane Savage, both of Grantsville, and L. Dale Savage of Columbia, S.C., and L. Darryl Savage of Hagerstown; two sisters, M. Heather Mallow and Heidi Martin, both of Grantsville; his paternal grandparents, Parley and Gladys Savage of McHenry; his maternal grandmother, Beulah Cuttler of Frostburg; his companion, Ronald J. Kroha of White Marsh; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Herbert L. Baer Jr., a financial consultant, died Monday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of injuries he sustained several days earlier when he was struck by an automobile while riding his bicycle. He was 39 and lived in Silver Spring.

He had worked since 1993 in the Washington headquarters of the World Bank. He worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from 1981 to 1993 as an assistant vice president, supervising research on financial market regulation.

The Hyattsville native was a descendant of Pvt. Henry Baer of Frederick, who fought in the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the John Hanson Chapter of the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Hope Lutheran Church, 4201 Guilford Drive, College Park.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Cheryl Richards; two daughters, Christina S. Baer and Ariana J. Baer; and his parents, Herbert L. Baer Sr. and Fredrica Baer of Hyattsville.

Memorial donations may be made to Honors Tutorial College, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701; or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1400 I St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.

George R. Spurrier

Steel worker

George R. Spurrier, a retired steel worker, died Tuesday of complications of a stroke at Meridian Multi-Medical Nursing Center in Towson. The Idlewylde resident was 69.

He retired in 1986 after 36 years as foreman of the hot strip mill at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant.

He had lived in Idlewylde for 32 years and was a director of the community association. He had been a Cub Scout leader for many years and volunteered at St. Joseph Medical Center after he retired.

Born and reared in South Baltimore, he was a graduate of Southern High School and attended the University of Maryland. During World War II, he served in the Navy.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Joan Anita Adams; five sons, Stephen M., Stuart T. and Craig J. Spurrier, all of Baltimore, Kurt T. Spurrier of Silver Spring and Kevin D. Spurrier of Johnson City, Tenn.; a brother, Joseph Spurrier of Linthicum; and two grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Medical Center, Volunteer Department, 7620 York Road, Towson 21204.

Copyright © 2019, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad