Services took place Friday for Lawrence A. Treger, 55, a longtime Rouse Co. vice president who died of a brain tumor Tuesday at his home in Crownsville.
A Mass of Christian burial was offered in Annapolis at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, where Treger had served as development director of the St. Mary's school building fund. His effortshelped to finance a new school annex.
At the Rouse Co., Treger was group director for operating properties. In that job, he oversaw sales and marketing for a group of Rouse-owned shopping centers in the southwest and western part of the country.
He also displayed a commitment to community and charitable projects, sometimes combining them with his work. He chaired several committees of the International Council of Shopping Centers, which established KIDS, a program for missing children, and a "Stop Cancer" fund-raising campaign.
"He was a wonderful leader, humanitarian and friend, and nobody loved life more," said Woody Beville, Rouse Co. executive vice president of operations.
Treger was born in Hoboken, N.J., and earned a degree in business administration at the Mohawk Valley Technical Institute in Utica, N.Y. He later served in the U.S. Air Force during the 1950s.
Treger is survived by his wife, Mary Tortorello Treger; a son, Lawrence E. Treger of Silver Spring; three daughters, Kathleen and Christine Treger, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Susan Treger of San Antonio, Texas; his mother, Lee Conway of Bradenton, Fla.; and a sister, Marlene T. Pollock of Portland, Maine.