Albert T. Reitterer
Knitting device technician
Albert T. Reitterer, a Baltimore native who retired about a year ago as a knitting machine technician, died Wednesday of heart failure at a hospital in Charlotte, N.C. He was 66.
The resident of Mooresville, N.C., had worked since 1980 for Monarch Knitting Co. in Charlotte. For many years before that, he had worked for slipcover maker Comfy Manufacturing Co., first in Baltimore and later in the Carolinas.
Mr. Reitterer was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute and a member of Moose International.
Services were to be held today in Mooresville.
He is survived by his wife, the former Leora Raber; a daughter, Pamela Kelly of Suwanee, Ga.; a son, David Reitterer of Charlotte; a sister, Dolores George of Berlin; and five grandchildren.
John P. Prunkl
John P. Prunkl, a former Baltimorean and retirelongshoreman, died Monday of heart disease at a nursing home in Valparaiso, Ind. He was 88.
Mr. Prunkl, who moved from the Kensington area near the southwestern city line to Valparaiso in 1993, retired 26 years ago. Born in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire, he came to Baltimore as a child with his family. His wife, the former Gladys Gable, died in 1981.
Services for Mr. Prunkl were to be held at 11 a.m. today at Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.
He is survived by a daughter, Carole Conrad of Valparaiso; and two grandchildren.
Joseph J. Malon
Jewelry store owner
Joseph J. Malon, the owner of a Towson jewelry store, dieThursday at Manor Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ruxton from complications of a stroke. He was 75.
The Timonium resident retired in 1982 from Valley Jewelers in the Dulaney Valley Shopping Center, which he founded in 1962. From 1957 to 1962, he operated Malon and Gronfine Jewelers in Dundalk.
Earlier, he managed two stores for the Robert's Jewelry chain, where he began his career as a salesman in 1946.
"He was very gregarious, outgoing and a natural-born salesman," said his daughter, Kathi Malon O'Conor of Towson. "People would come into his store just for a cup of coffee, and to sit around and swap the news. It was a real meeting place.
"He learned the business from trade courses, and could do it all, from repairing watches to making rings and other special order pieces."
Mr. Malon, whose father was a coal miner, was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. After graduating from high school there, he was inducted into the Army and was discharged in 1941. A year later, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the USS San Clemente in the Pacific during World War II. He was discharged with the rank of petty officer at the end of the war.
He was active in Baltimore County Democratic politics, a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed working on automobiles.
A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Texas.
NTC Other survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Mary Keck; and three grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Maryvale Preparatory School, c/o EXCEL Campaign, 11300 Falls Road, Brooklandville 21022.