Edwin J. Ruzicka, 76, printing press operatorEdwin...


Edwin J. Ruzicka, 76, printing press operator

Edwin J. Ruzicka, a longtime press operator for a Baltimore printing company, died Sunday of a heart attack at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 76.

Mr. Ruzicka, who served in the Army from 1945 to 1946, went to work for Oscar T. Smith Co., a downtown printing business, after he was discharged. He retired in 1982.

In the early 1940s, he worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard.

Mr. Ruzicka, who lived in Belair-Edison, married Ruth Wermuth in 1950.

Services were held Wednesday.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, John E. Ruzicka of Bel Air and Louis F. Ruzicka of Parkville; and two grandchildren.

Elizabeth Hopkins Rechner, a lifelong Brooklyn Park resident, died Wednesdayof complications from Parkinson's disease at Meridian Nursing Center in Severna Park. She was 79.

The former Elizabeth Crisp lived her entire life in the Brooklyn Park house in which she was born.

She graduated from Western Maryland College in 1939 and taught English and music in the Anne Arundel County school system until 1941, when she married Charles Frederick Rechner Jr. He died in 1986.

Mrs. Rechner was an accomplished pianist who played for friends and at charitable events. She was a member of the Women's Club of Linthicum Heights, Anne Arundel County Library Board and the board of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at George J. Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn Park.

She is survived by a son, Charles Frederick Rechner III of Arnold; a daughter, Carol Hopkins Lewis of Linthicum; and a brother, William Shipley Crisp of Severna Park.

Charles V. Dunmire Jr., a retired insurance company executive who was active in scouting, died Nov. 29 of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 78 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.

He began his career as manager of the Baltimore and Washington offices of American Health and Life Insurance Co. in 1947 and retired as director of field services in 1987.

The longtime Northbourne Road resident had been scoutmaster of Troop 603 and was on the board of the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

He was born in Greensburg, Pa., and moved to Washington as a child. He earned a bachelor's degree from George Washington University.

He enlisted in the Army during World War II and served in North Africa and Europe. He was a member of Parkville American Legion Post 183.

He enjoyed golfing, home improvement projects and restoring furniture in his woodworking shop.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 9: 30 a.m. Dec. 16 at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 42nd Street and Old York Road.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Anna Marie Wilkinson; a son, Stephen V. Dunmire of Catonsville; a daughter, Carolyn V. Dunmire of Bel Air; and two grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/06/96

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