Sigmund Stanley Hartz, 72, co-owner of clothing...


Sigmund Stanley Hartz, 72, co-owner of clothing firm

Sigmund Stanley Hartz, vice president and co-owner of Hartz & Co. Inc., a men's tailored clothing manufacturer, died Monday of heart failure at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was 72.

Known as Stanley, the Frederick resident was the three-generation owner of the business, which was founded by his grandfather in Baltimore's garment district in 1893.

In 1983, the company consolidated its operations from eight factories in Central Maryland to its principal plant in Frederick, which manufactures suits, slacks, sports coats and topcoats for Tallia, C. H. Oliver, Alan Lebow, Bill Kaiserman, Charles Jordan, Givenchy Monsieur and Franck Olivier, as well as private labels for independent men's shops.

Mr. Hartz went to work for the business in 1943 as an apprentice in the cutting department. At his death, he was responsible for all facets of the manufacturing operation.

Born and raised in the Forest Park section of the city, Mr. Hartz was a 1941 graduate of Forest Park High School.

"His life was his work," said his high school sweetheart and wife of 50 years, the former Natalie Meyer.

Mr. Hartz' philanthropic interests included Frederick Memorial Hospital and Hood College, where a memorial service will be held in the school's chapel at 1 p.m. May 5.

Besides his wife, Mr. Hartz is survived by a son, Benjamin Hartz of Frederick; two daughters, Barbara Habermann of Port Washington, N.Y., and Carol Hartz of Atlanta; and three grandchildren.

Walter G. Savage Sr., who worked 43 years for Westinghouse Electric Corp., retiring in 1984 as an operations and program manager in the company's aerospace division, died Sunday at Howard County General Hospital from complications of kidney disease. He was 75.

The Ellicott City resident served in the Navy during World War II as a radar officer aboard the cruiser USS Philadelphia, known as "the Galloping Ghost of the Sicilian Coast."

The Scranton, Pa., native came to the Baltimore area in the late 1930s to work as a draftsman for the Glenn L. Martin Co.

He was an usher and finance committee member at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and also enjoyed golf.

A memorial service will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 929 Ingleside Ave., Catonsville.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Dorothy Tiedemann; two sons, Robert A. Savage and Walter G. Savage " Jr., both of Ellicott City; three brothers, Emil Savage and Adolph Savage, both of Dundalk, and Victor Savage of Florida; three sisters, Freida Streeks of Dundalk, Ann Mentz of Moscow, Pa., and Augusta Asman of Clarks Summit, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Malcolm E. Hudkins, a retired civil engineer, died Wednesday of cancer at a nursing home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 71.

The former Cockeysville resident founded Hudkins & Associates, Towson engineering firm in 1967 and sold the business at his retirement in 1990. Earlier, he worked for several other Towson engineering firms. including George Stephens Inc. and Thompson Inc. He began his career in 1943 as a surveyor for the Roland Park Co.

Born and raised in Northeast Baltimore, he was a 1943 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a fireman aboard a tugboat. He was discharged with the rank of fireman 1st class. He also studied engineering at Duke University and the Johns Hopkins University.

He collected jazz recordings and enjoyed fishing and golfing. He was a member of the Hunt Valley Golf Club and the Meadows Country Club in Sarasota, where he moved several years ago.

Services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Grace English Evangelical Church, 8601 Valleyfield Road, Lutherville.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Sylvia Kronick; two sons, Brian W. Hudkins of Parkton and Jeffrey A. Hudkins of Timonium; and four grandchildren.

Allen Weaver Jr., a longtime roofer and former cook at Montebello State Hospital, died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of heart failure. The East Baltimore resident was 54.

In 1958, he began work as a cook at Montebello, leaving in 1968 to become a roofer. He worked for several companies until health problems forced him to retire in 1993.

Mr. Weaver moved to Baltimore from Augusta, Ga., in 1950, and attended the former Bragg High School near Sparrows Point. He was an avid reader and sports fan.

Services will be at 1: 30 p.m. Monday at William C. March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave.

Survivors include a brother, Edward Weaver of Baltimore; and four sisters, Marie James of Philadelphia, Nettie Jones of Denver, and Mary Crighton and Addie Henderson, both of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 4/27/96

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