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Bernard E. Eberwein, 81, Alex. Brown partner


Bernard E. Eberwein, a retired limited partner at Alex. Brown & Sons investment bankers, died Wednesday of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Lutherville resident was 81.

He joined Alex. Brown in 1934 and was a trader, manager of the firm's over-the-counter department, vice president and limited partner. He retired in 1986.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Eberwein lived near Clifton Park as a young man and graduated from Polytechnic Institute and the University of Baltimore.

He served in the Maryland National Guard and was called to active duty during World War II. A junior warrant officer in the 110th Field Artillery, he landed at Normandy on D-Day. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Plaque for supplying food, clothing and ammunition during the landing at Omaha Beach.

After the war, he was discharged as a chief warrant officer and returned to Alex. Brown.

Mr. Eberwein taught business securities courses at McCoy College of the Johns Hopkins University.

He was a longtime member of Mount Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he taught Bible studies. He was also a board member of Augsburg Lutheran Home.

Funeral services are pending.

He is survived by the former Charlotte Baer, whom he married in 1942; two daughters, Joyce Lortz of Baltimore and Dale Caryn Pappas of Bethesda; and three grandchildren.


Eugene Hayward "Skip" Ruckle Sr., who had been a supervisor at the old American Can Co. in Canton, died Tuesday of a heart ailment at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 80 and lived in Gardenville.

In the 1930s, Mr. Ruckle began his career with American Can. He retired as a production line supervisor in 1978.

Born in the city's 10th Ward neighborhood near Green Mount Cemetery, he spent his childhood on Ilchester Avenue in Waverly. He was a graduate of St. James the Less Parochial School and the Polytechnic Institute.

He enlisted in the Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines and Australia. A sergeant, he served as a lithographic pressman, preparing military maps for the 67th Engineering Company.

In 1942, he married Emma Katherine Noonan.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In retirement, he enjoyed cabinetmaking and oil and watercolor painting.

A requiem Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Eugene H. Ruckle Jr. of Dallas, and Michael Ruckle and Thomas Ruckle, both of Baltimore; four daughters, Virginia Rathell of Naperville, Ill., Katheryn E. Bageant of Forest Hill, Theresa N. Bath of Orlando, Fla., and Janine M. Mierzwicki of Bel Air; two sisters, Florence Hall and Gloria Forstner, both of Baltimore; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 1/01/99

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