Daniel J. Dregier Sr., founder and president of a Lutherville realty company, died of coronary artery disease July 7 at St. Joseph Medical Center - five days before the death of his wife, Marie, of supranuclear palsy at Manor Care Ruxton. He was 79, and she was 77.
Mr. Dregier was born in Baltimore, raised in Canton and attended Baltimore parochial schools. During World War II, he served with an Army infantry unit in Europe and landed at Normandy on June 9, 1944.
In 1946, he established Mardan Realty Co. and worked as a real estate broker and appraiser until his death.
A longtime Colts fan and season-ticket holder, Mr. Dregier attended the famous 1958 Colts-Giants championship game in New York.
"He still had his ticket stubs and program that had been signed by Johnny Unitas," said a son, Daniel J. Dregier Jr. of Cockeysville.
The Lutherville resident enjoyed playing poker and traveling to Europe, the Caribbean, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, N.J., with his wife of 58 years, who died Monday.
Marie Michno was born in Baltimore and raised in Fells Point, and was a graduate of St. Michael Business School. She worked in sales for S & N Katz Jewelers in Highlandtown before going to work in her husband's business.
Mrs. Dregier was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge and canasta.
Both were communicants of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, at Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday for Mr. Dregier and will be offered at 11:30 a.m. today for Mrs. Dregier.
The couple are also survived by another son, Gary M. Dregier of Parkville; five granddaughters; and two great-granddaughters. Mr. Dregier is survived by a brother, Leo Dregier of Hamilton. Mrs. Dregier is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Owens of Hamilton and Bernardine Amato of Rosedale.