Schruefer Sr. Retired insurance agent

P. W.

October 14, 1990

A Mass of Christian burial for P. Walter Schruefer Sr., a retired insurance agent, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8900 Harford Road.

Mr. Schruefer, a resident of Baltimore County, died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a long illness. He was 74.

A native of Baltimore, he attended St. James School on Eager Street.

Mr. Schruefer went to work at Crown, Cork & Seal Co. in 1936 as a laborer and worked his way up to steel mill foreman. He left the company in 1958 when the steel mill was sold.

After leaving the steel mill, he became an agent for the State Farm Insurance Co. He started his agency from his home, and by the time he retired in 1984 it had become one of the largest independent agencies in the state.

Mr. Schruefer also ran a confectionary store in the 1600 block of VTC Holbrook Street from 1946 to 1952.

He was a member of Moose Lodge 768, the Old-timers Baseball Association and the Sons of the American Legion Post 130. He was also a life member of the International Order of Alhambra and Knights of Columbus Council 2521, Cardinal Gibbons.

He was an avid coin collector and football fan, and enjoyed weekends during the summer at Tucquan Park, a trailer park near Lancaster, Pa.

He was a long-time contributor to area foundations that help mentally handicapped children.

Mr. Schruefer is survived by his wife, the former Mary V. Lane; a son, Philip W. Schruefer Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Joan C. Stumpf of Brooklyn; two grandsons; and two great-grandsons.

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