Harry Schwartz, 47, owned medical equipment companyHarry...


Harry Schwartz, 47, owned medical equipment company

Harry M. Schwartz, who retired last year as co-owner of an Owings Mills medical equipment company, died of cancer Saturday at his Bel Air home. He was 47.

The Towson native graduated from Towson High School in 1968 and attended the Community College of Baltimore before he earned a bachelor's degree from Salisbury State College in 1981. He served in the Army reserves in the 1970s.

He worked as director of respiratory therapy at several Baltimore-area hospitals in the late 1970s and 1980s before becoming co-owner of Accu-Care Medical Inc. in Owings Mills in 1988.

Mr. Schwartz belonged to the National Board of Respiratory Care and the American Association for Respiratory Care.

He enjoyed camping, boating and swimming.

A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 9 a.m. today at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, 1450 Abingdon Road, Abingdon.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sharon Lantz, whom he married in 1980; a son, Eric Schwartz; and a daughter, Amie Schwartz. All are of Bel Air.

Howard E. Butz, 85, owned hardware stores

Howard E. Butz, who started as a stock boy at a Baltimore hardware store and retired as co-owner of a chain of the hardware stores, died of heart failure Saturday at his Parkville home. He was 85.

The Baltimore native began work as a stock boy at Baltimore Salvage Co. downtown, which sold wartime surplus, and became a partner. Some years later, it evolved into the Hardware Fair chain and the partners sold the business in 1983.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today in the chapel at Oak Crest Village, 8800 Walther Boulevard in Parkville.

Mr. Butz married Leona M. Tacka in the late 1936. She died in 1983.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas Vincent Butz of Fallston and Howard E. Butz Jr. of Parkton; a daughter, Janet Tomick of Fallston; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pub date: 6/10/98

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