Pauline A. Bregel Activist for blind

April 19, 1991

A memorial service for Pauline Altvater Bregel, a crusader for the blind, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Parkville Baptist Church, 3309 Taylor Ave.

Mrs. Bregel, who lived in Woodlawn, died of cancer April 7. She was 76.

Born in Tunis Mills in Talbot County, Mrs. Bregel grew up in Baltimore and attended Eastern High School. In 1938 she married C. Arthur Bregel, with whom she had two daughters. Mr. Bregel died last year.

When her first daughter, Jane, was born blind, Mrs. Bregel became a champion of causes for the blind. She volunteered for the Red Cross and the Maryland School for the Blind. She helped to establish the Baltimore Eye Bank.

Mrs. Bregel is survived by her daughters, Jane M. Stubbs of Parkville and Jacqueline L. Tkacik of Westminster; two sisters, Bertha Altvater of Baltimore and Grace Hahn of Gaithersburg; and two grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Tkacik.

The family suggested contributions to the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland.

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