Lawrence A. Treger

January 10, 1991

Lawrence A. Treger, 55, a vice president of the Rouse Co., died of a brain tumor Tuesday at his home in Crownsville.

A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

Mr. Treger joined Rouse 28 years ago in San Antonio and worked in Cherry Hill, N.J., before transferring to this area about 20 years ago.

As a vice president in the operating property division, he supervised a group of shopping malls owned by the company. He was chairman of several committees of the International Council of Shopping Centers and lectured on management of promotions.

During the late 1970s, he started a program of events at shopping centers, including hot-air balloon ascensions, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, of which he served as a vice president. Together with the Bel Canto Foundation of Chicago, he also established competitions at Rouse-owned malls to award young opera singers scholarships to study in Italy.

Mr. Treger served as development director for the St. Mary's School Building Fund when it was planning a school annex.

A native of Hoboken, N.J., he earned a degree in business administration at the Mohawk Valley Technical Institute in Utica, N.Y., and served in the Air Force during the late 1950s. He worked for a store-decorating company in San Antonio before joining Rouse.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Ann Tortorello; a son, Lawrence E. Treger of Silver Spring; three daughters, Kathleen and Christine Treger, both of Phoenix, and Susan Treger of San Antonio; his mother, Lee Conway of Bradenton, Fla.; and a sister, Marlene T. Pollock of Portland, Maine.

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