James A. C. GrayTechnical illustratorServices for James A...

OBITUARIES

April 21, 1992

James A. C. Gray

Technical illustrator

Services for James A. C. Gray, a retired technical illustrator, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mr. Gray, a former Cockeysville resident who divided his time between Ocean Pines and Lehigh, Fla., died Friday at a hospital in Lehigh of complications after heart bypass surgery, over a month earlier. He was 70.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Mr. Gray came to the United States with his parents at the age of 9, settling in Quincy, Mass. In the early 1940s, he moved to Brooklyn in South Baltimore.

During World War II, he enlisted in the Army and rose to the rank of staff sergeant, serving in the Philippines as a forward observer with the 779th Field Artillery.

After the war, Mr. Gray returned to Baltimore and worked as an illustrator in the technical publications department at Bendix Corp. in Towson.

In 1947, he married the former Wanda Stella Wenski, who died in 1975.

Mr. Gray retired from Bendix in 1982 and married the former Jane Elizabeth Norris of Laurel, who survives him. The couple moved to Ocean Pines after his retirement, spending winters in Florida.

Mr. Gray was a member of St. Paul's By the Sea Episcopal Church in Ocean City and an associate member of St. Anselm's Episcopal Church in Lehigh.

He also was a member of the National Rifle Association.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Gray is survived by a son, Bruce M. Gray of Cockeysville; a brother, Robert C. Gray of Brooklyn; and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21201.

Richard F. Schauber

Company chairman

A Mass of Christian burial for Richard F. Schauber, chairman of the board of the Chestertown Brick Co., will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Chestertown, where he lived for many years.

Mr. Schauber, 87, died Saturday of heart failure at the Magnolia Hall Nursing Center there.

He had been board chairman since retiring in 1982 from the day-to-day operation of the company started by his father. He had worked for construction companies on Eastern Shore bridge projects before becoming active in the family brick company in 1933 after the death of his father.

He was also the developer of the College Heights area of Chestertown.

A native of Queen Anne's County, he had been president of the Chestertown Lions Club and a member of the Chestertown Chamber of Commerce.

His wife, the former Frances Woodall, died in 1982.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Schauber of Centreville and James Schauber of Worton; two daughters, Dottie Mench of Chestertown and Janet Manown of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; two sisters, Mary T. Cohey of Chestertown and Marie Connolly of Queen Anne; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Charles E. Beach Jr.

Box company salesman

Services for Charles Edward Beach Jr., who handled major accounts as a salesman for a box company, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Towson United Methodist Church, Hampton Lane and Dulaney Valley Road.

Mr. Beach, who maintained homes in Lutherville and Easton, died Friday after a heart attack at his Easton home. He was 54.

He had been with the Eastfield Division of the Field Container Corp. or predecessor firms for more than 25 years.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1956 graduate of St. Paul's School and attended Hobart College.

Known as Chuck, he was a former president of the St. Paul's School Alumni Association and was a founder of a Baltimore-area chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He had been a member of the Army National Guard.

He enjoyed growing bonsai -- miniature trees -- and motor boating. He was a squash and tennis player who was active on the tennis and promotion committees of the Towson Golf and Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marilyn Carson; a son, Charles Edward Beach III of Baltimore; a daughter, Kendall Anne Beach, and two stepdaughters, Suzanne Lee Balderson and Jill Lynne Balderson, all of Cockeysville; his mother, Mary Selma Evans of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; a sister, Sandra Newberg of Madison, Conn.; and a brother, Thomas E. Beach of Lewes, Del.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Kathryn F. Schwartz

Executive secretary

Graveside services for Kathryn Francis Schwartz, a retired executive secretary at Maryland National Bank, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Baltimore Cemetery, North Avenue and Rose Street.

Mrs. Schwartz, who was 90 and lived at the Wesley Home, died Saturday at Sinai Hospital of a heart ailment.

She had worked for two chairmen of the board of the Maryland Trust Co., a predecessor of Maryland National.

Through her work in the chairman's office, she became active with a number of civic groups.

She was for 20 years secretary of the Anna Emory Warfield Memorial Fund, which helped indigent women.

She wrote poetry, which was published in books and magazines.

The former Kathryn Francis was a native of Baltimore. Her husband, John Calvin Schwartz, a retired sergeant major in the Army, died in 1970.

There were no close surviving relatives.

Reina G. Wagner

Retired bookkeeper

Services for Reina G. Wagner, who had been a bookkeeper for many years for Riverside Savings and Loan Association, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd.

Miss Wagner, who was 98, died Thursday of heart failure at her home on Old Harford Road in Parkville.

She retired about 30 years ago. She had also worked for Overlea Bank and Baltimore Bargain House.

The Baltimore native enjoyed needlework and gardening. She had planted gardens at a family summer home in Mago Vista.

She is survived by two nieces, Phyllis W. Mowbray of Westminster and Reina W. Leverton of Parkville; and many grandnieces, grandnephews and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

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