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Albert J. Schramm, technical writer

Albert Joseph Schramm
(Baltimore Sun)

Albert J. Schramm, a retired technical writer who had founded Albert Schramm & Associates, died Dec. 16 of cancer at Howard County General Hospital.

The Howard County resident was 68.

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The son of the superintendent of the Baltimore Maritime Exchange and a PBX operator, Albert Joseph Schramm was born in Baltimore and raised in Edmondson Village.

After graduating in 1961 from Mergenthaler Vocational High School, he enlisted in the Army, where he attained the rank of sergeant and served in intelligence in Germany.

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He was discharged from the Army in 1967 and remained an active reservist until 1970.

From the early 1970s until the 1980s, Mr. Schramm was an account manager for the Barton-Gillette Co. In 1983, he joined Creative Communications Co., which later became the Douglas-Innes Co., where he rose to vice president.

In the late 1980s, he established Albert Schramm & Associates, which prepared annual reports and other technical publications.

He retired in 2005.

A ham radio operator with the call letters W3MIV, he was a member of the Island of Misfit Hams radio club.

He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, Associated Gun Club, Carroll County Gun Club and the Garrison Rifle and Revolver Club.

Plans for a memorial service to be held Jan. 17 at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery were incomplete yesterday.

Surviving is his wife of 25 years, Barbra Colquitt; and a brother, Bernard "Buz" Schramm of Ocean View, Del.

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