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Henry Gerard Schuler, 70, worked for printersHenry...


Henry Gerard Schuler, 70, worked for printers

Henry Gerard "Rod" Schuler, who worked for area printing companies for more than 50 years, died Tuesday of cancer at his Baltimore residence. He was 70.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. today at Ruck-Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Schuler began his printing career after being discharged from the Navy during World War II.

After working for several printing companies in California and Pennsylvania, he went to work in 1968 for French Bray Printing Co. in Glen Burnie, where he retired as vice-president of production a decade ago.

He returned to work a few years ago as a salesman for Wilcox-Walter-Furlong Paper Co. in Savage, where he was employed at the time of his death.

Born in Northeast Baltimore, he was educated in city schools and, in 1947, married Mary Elizabeth Dilli, who died in 1984.

He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and Messiah United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, the former Arlene Flanagan; three sons, Henry Gerard Schuler Jr. of Potomac, and Edward W. Schuler and Gregory H. Schuler, both of Baltimore; three daughters, Claudia A. Macy and Mary Elizabeth Schuler, both of Baltimore, and Lisa Schuler Thorne of New Windsor; a stepson, James Beverly III of Atlanta; a stepdaughter, Angela B. Fields of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

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