Marie E. Wacker Retired secretary

November 30, 1990

Services for Marie E. Wacker, a retired secretary, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Mrs. Wacker, who was 75 and had moved from Northeast Baltimore to Catonsville in June, died Tuesday in her sleep at the Frederick Villa Nursing Center.

She retired in 1973 after working for about five years as a secretary for the Abacus Corp. Earlier, she had worked for 20 years at the Montgomery Ward & Co. offices at Washington Boulevard and Monroe Street. She was a member of the National Secretaries Association.

After her retirement, she worked from 1980 until 1988 as a hostess at the Schimunek Funeral Home on Brehms Lane.

Born in Baltimore, the former Marie E. Harris was a graduate of Southern High School. Her husband, Harold B. Wacker, a retired General Motors Corp. employee, died in 1975.

At Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, she was an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, a member of the Ladies of Charity and a founder and former president of the Precious Years Club, a club for the elderly. She also served on a mayoral commission on aging.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Pickles of Silver Spring; a son, William J. Wacker of Catonsville; a brother, Gordon Harris of Dundalk; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Mass will be offered in her memory at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Most Precious Blood Church, 5010 Bowleys Lane.

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