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Eleanor Reiter, 45, intensive-care nurseEleanor Reiter, a...


Eleanor Reiter, 45, intensive-care nurse

Eleanor Reiter, a former intensive-care nurse at Sinai Hospital, died of ovarian cancer Friday at her Finksburg home. She was 45.

Born Eleanor Madden, the eldest of eight children in a military family, she lived in various places during her childhood and graduated in 1969 from Severna Park High School.

She was married in 1979 to James Thomas Reiter and was a homemaker and medical secretary before becoming a registered nurse. In 1991, she graduated with an associate's degree in nursing from Catonsville Community College and worked at Sinai until last year.

A memorial service was held yesterday.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, James G. and Christopher M. Reiter, both at home in Finksburg; a daughter, Susan Grace Reiter of Baltimore; her parents, Robert and Eleanor Madden of Severna Park; four brothers, Robert Madden Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., James Madden of Denver, Patrick Madden of Ellicott City and Stephen Madden of Severna Park; and three sisters, Ann Hugel of Glen Burnie, Carol Ayd of Timonium and Teresa Trainor of Ellicott City.

Charles Anthony Shaab, 87, businessman

Elkridge native Charles Anthony Shaab, a longtime Catonsville resident and businessman, died Saturday at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 87.

He had suffered a stroke July 29 and a heart attack July 30.

He had come out of retirement in 1988 to help his granddaughter, Valerie Androutsopoulos, found Vangel Paper Inc.

He was active in the management of the Baltimore recycling company until his stroke.

He had held managerial positions with Save-On Gasoline Corp., Redhead Oil Co. and Greenwald Inc. -- a family business he joined after graduating with honors from Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Va., in 1927.

For years, Greenwald Inc. had a stall in Lexington Market where the family sold its prime beef.

His ancestors came to Howard County in the mid-1800s and later donated land in Elkridge upon which St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church was built.

He was a member of Catonsville Lions Club for more than 35 years, promoting its service to the blind. He was a former president of the club, and at the time of his death was serving as a director.

He was an usher and communicant at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville for more than 40 years.

As a youth, Mr. Shaab enjoyed boxing, wrestling and hunting on the family's Elkridge farm. In later years, he enjoyed boating and skiing, but his favorite hobby was model railroading.

"He had an extremely intricate layout," said his son, Charles Talbott Shaab of Baltimore. "He had six trains running at the same time in the basement."

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Mark's Chapel in Catonsville.

Other survivors include his wife, Nina Virginia Talbott Shaab, whom he married in 1936; and three other granddaughters. Winifred Cary Mullikin, a homemaker and avid gardener, died Thursday at Collington Episcopal Life Care Community in Mitchellville of complications related to an aneurysm. She was 91.

Mrs. Mullikin weathered numerous tragedies in her younger years -- including the death of her parents when she was a girl and the death of her first husband after just four years of marriage and emerged as a dedicated parent and civic volunteer.

Born Winifred Cary and raised by an aunt in Bartlesville, Okla., she graduated from Vassar College in 1927 and married Dr. Floyd M. Allen two years later. The couple had two children. Dr. Allen died in 1933. She moved to Maryland in 1937 after marrying Kent R. Mullikin, a former state delegate and insurance executive.

The couple lived for years in Laurel and Annapolis, where they were active in Historic Annapolis Inc. and where Mrs. Mullikin helped found the Old Towne Garden Club. They moved to Collington in 1988, and her husband died a year later.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Collington Chapel, 10450 Lottsford Road, Mitchellville.

Mrs. Mullikin is survived by a daughter, Winifred Allen Waddell of Chevy Chase; two sons, John Cary Allen of Newton, Mass., and Kent R. Mullikin Jr. of Chapel Hill, N.C.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Private services held for Linda Catherine Fox, 54

Private services were held yesterday for Linda Catherine Fox, food service manager at St. John's Lane Elementary School in Ellicott City. A resident of Eldersburg since 1993, she was 54.

She died Saturday when she lost control of her car, which hit a telephone pole on Marriottsville Road.

The Cincinnati native, who moved to Ellicott City in 1976, worked as a proofreader for a check-printing company and in 1988 went to work for Howard County public schools.

She is survived by her mother, Linda Kreimer of Cincinnati; a son, Richard Burdette Jr. of Cincinnati; two daughters, Donna Hart of Hanover and Deborah Taylor of Cincinnati; a brother, John Kreimer Jr. of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

Pub Date: 8/06/96

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