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William H. ChristianFBI special agentA Mass of...


William H. Christian

FBI special agent

A Mass of Christian burial for William H. Christian, an FBI special agent, was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Lake Ridge, Va.

Mr. Christian was show fatally Monday during a stakeout in Greenbelt. He was 48 and lived in Woodbridge, Va.

The Baltimore native, who joined the FBI in 1975, was assigned to the Special Operations Group, a surveillance team based in Washington. He had worked in the Detroit FBI office before going to Washington in 1986.

Mr. Christian received many commendations.

He was a 1964 graduate of Patterson High School, and earned an associate's degree in accounting from Baltimore Junior College in 1966. He served in the Army from 1966 to 1968.

He was a Maryland bank examiner from 1968 to 1975, and received a bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1974.

He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Woodbridge.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former Maria G. Reitmaier; two sons, William H. Christian III and Christopher R. Christian, and two daughters, Kimberly M. Niederriter and Stephanie M. Marshall, all of Woodbridge; two sisters, Marlene E. Bossle of Baltimore and Linda C. Schubert of Carroll County; and a granddaughter.

Donations may be made to the William H. Christian Memorial Fund, 1900 Half St. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20535.

William J. Luers

Company president

William J. Luers, president of A. A. Appraisal & Adjustment Co. Inc., died Saturday of complications from diabetes at Meridian-Franklin Woods Nursing Home in Rosedale. The Parkville resident was 65.

In 1975, Mr. Luers established the Timonium business, which represents insurance companies and conducts appraisals and adjustments on damaged automobiles, boats and heavy equipment. Earlier, he had worked for Chrysler Credit for 22 years, and as an adjuster for several insurers.

"He enjoyed the different things that happened in the business and liked to go out on claims calls just to see how things were going," said his wife of 21 years, the former Doris E. Burlage.

Mr. Luers' professional memberships included the Insurance Claimsmen Association. He was chairman of the house committee of Elks Lodge No. 469 in Towson.

Born and raised in Randallstown, he was a 1948 graduate of Randallstown High School.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at noon today at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 8420 Belair Road, Fullerton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, John Luers of Sparks and William J. Luers Jr. of Earlysville, Va.; two stepsons, S. Thomas Edel of Bel Air and Kent W. Edel of Chase; two stepdaughters, Lisa M. Edel and Elayne Edel, both of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; a brother, James Luers of Randallstown; a sister, Peg Stine of Orwigsburg, Pa.; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Maryland Affiliate Inc., 2 Reservoir Circle, Suite 203, Baltimore 21208.

William B. Alexander, retired vice president and controller of Maryland National Bank, died Sunday of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Catonsville resident was 87.

Mr. Alexander retired from Maryland National in 1973, ending a career that began in 1929 at a predecessor, the Colonial Trust Co.

He was a member of the Maryland Bankers Association, the Controllers' Institute of America and the Baltimore Association of Commerce.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and the University of Baltimore Law School. He taught evening courses at UB from 1945 until 1970.

He had been a board member of the Rolling Road Golf Club and treasurer of its golf committee. He was on the boards and treasurer of the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts and the Maryland Society for the Prevention of Blindness.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave. in Baltimore.

His wife, the former Margaret M. Krasser, died in 1987. He is survived by a son, William B. Alexander Jr. of Floyds Knobs, Ind.; a sister, Dorothy Gibson of Baltimore; and two grandsons.

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