T. J. Tremper Jr., owned parts stores in Baltimore area
A Mass of Christian burial for Theodore J. Tremper Jr., who owned several auto parts stores in Baltimore, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. William of York Roman Catholic Church, Edmondson Avenue at Cooks Lane.
Mr. Tremper, who was 64, died of heart failure Thursday at Memorial Hospital of Easton. He had been living in semiretirement for four years in St. Michaels.
A native of Perry Hall, Ted Tremper -- as he was widely known -- attended Towson Catholic High School, where he met his future wife, Mary Rosina Morgan. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he attended Loyola College.
He managed stores on Mount Royal Avenue and in Westminster for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., then moved into wholesale "T.B.A." sales (tires, batteries and accessories) for the Stuart Pressley Co. in Elkridge.
In 1958, Mr. Tremper bought the Southway Auto Supply Store on Hanover Street in South Baltimore. After reviving the business, he opened a second store on Erdman Avenue on the city's east side in 1967.
Mr. Tremper later opened the Central Automotive Warehouse in 1969, eventually expanding to new facilities in the old Govans Car & Trolley Barn on York Road, which he renovated in 1974.
In addition to his wife of 44 years, he is survived by a son, Theodore J. Tremper III of Catonsville; three daughters, Kathleen M. Olson of Hunting Ridge, Susan M. Olson of Shorewood, Wis., PTC and Lynda M. Nolan of Towson; two brothers, Henry Tremper of Joppa and Gerald Tremper of San Diego; three sisters, Rose Coster of Perry Hall, Helen Crowe of Baldwin and Marguerite Lynch of Dewey, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren. A Mass will be offered for Joseph S. Miraglia Jr., retired owner of a Highlandtown restaurant and a former boxer, at 10:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane in Glyndon.
Mr. Miraglia, who was 79 and lived in Manchester, died Tuesday of pneumonia at a hospital in Hanover, Pa.
He retired 10 years ago. For more than 40 years, he had owned and operated the Nob Hill Restaurant, a tavern and restaurant specializing in Italian food and seafood.
Earlier, he boxed professionally as a middleweight in Baltimore and in upstate New York, but ended that career when doctors told him he had a detached retina and could be blinded if he continued.
In his last fight, he knocked out Gorilla Gonzales, eighth-ranked contender for the middleweight championship at the time.
The native of Geneseo, N.Y., was educated at Loyola College in Baltimore.
He is survived by three sons, Joseph S. Miraglia III of Houston, Mark T. Miraglia of Burtonsville and Jerome T. Miraglia of Reisterstown; three brothers, Sam J. Miraglia and Salvatore Miraglia, both of Parkville, and Thomas J. Miraglia of Carney; and eight grandchildren.
John H. Schillfarth
A Mass of Christian burial for John H. Schillfarth, a retired millwright for the General Motors Corp. who was active in the United Auto Workers, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.
Mr. Schillfarth, who was 68, died Thursday of cancer at his home on Hazelwood Avenue.
He retired four years ago as a journeyman millwright in the Maintenance Department of the GM plant on Broening Highway, where he started working on the assembly line 39 years earlier.
The Baltimore native was a graduate of night courses at the Polytechnic Institute. He served in Europe in Navy construction battalions during World War II.
A woodworker whose projects ranged from children's toys to furniture for family members, he also bowled in a league at the Cedonia Lanes, belonged to the Wilson Point Democratic Club and held season tickets to the Colts games for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, the former Rose M. Reiss; a son, John Joseph Schillfarth of Baltimore; two daughters, Carolyn M. Fulco of Parkville and Delores A. Scott of Hiwassee, Va.; two brothers, Frederick G. Schillfarth of Forest Hill and Franklin D. Schillfarth of Essex; six sisters, Ruth Argentina and Jean Young, both of Titusville, Fla., May Mullikin of Salisbury, Ethel Hansen of Adelphi, Evelyn Touchard of Taneytown and Barbara Cordwell of Lombardy Beach; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial for Leo F. Minton, a decorated veteran of World War II who was in the wholesale cigar business, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road, Parkville.
Mr. Minton, who was 69, died Wednesday after a heart attack at his home on Linwood Avenue in Parkville.
He retired in 1987 as district sales manager for the Consolidated Cigar Co. He had worked for the company for 35 years. Until
about two months ago, he operated his own business, selling various brands of cigars.