Dorothy M. MarkelOperated boatyardDorothy Margaret Markel...


January 14, 1993

Dorothy M. Markel

Operated boatyard

Dorothy Margaret Markel, who operated Markel's Boat Yard on North Point Creek for many years, died Monday at Franklin Square Hospital of complications of Alzheimer's disease.

She was 84 and lived on North Point Creek Road in Lodge Forest.

She retired in 1976, turning the business over to a son, but she continued to live at the boatyard where she and her husband first made their home in 1941.

Her husband, Louis F. Markel, who captained his own charter fishing boat and also built boats at the boatyard, died in 1950.

The former Dorothy Margaret Thomas was born in Sparrows Point.

Services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Duda

Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave. in Dundalk.

Mrs. Markel is survived by a daughter, Norma Y. Stachowski of Bel Air; a son, Louis F. Markel of Lodge Forest; a stepdaughter, Minnie A. Hudspeth of Glen Burnie; four brothers, Clarence, Calvin, Carville and Douglas Thomas, all of Syracuse, N.Y.; a sister, Edna Smith of Washington; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Paul J. Gebelein Jr.

Headed trailer dealership

Paul J. Gebelein Jr., retired president of the Warner Fruehauf Trailer Co., died Sunday of cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He was 72 and lived on St. Albans Way in Homeland.

He retired in 1986 after selling both the trailer dealership, which had been started by an uncle, and the Duralite Truck Body Co., which he also headed.

At his death, he was on the boards of Loyola Federal Savings Bank and the Home Mutual Life Insurance Co.

He had also been on the board of the Maryland Motor Truck Association, Maryland General Hospital, McDonogh School and Grace United Methodist Church. He was a former president of the Children's Fresh Air Society and a member of the lay advisory council of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington.

He had been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Baltimore for more than 40 years.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of McDonogh and of the Johns Hopkins University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta and earned a degree in mechanical engineering.

During World War II, he served in the Army as a bomb-disposal officer in China and as an instructor of bomb-disposal officers at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

His wife of 45 years, the former Mary Caroline VanSant, died i1991.

Services were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

Mr. Gebelein is survived by two daughters, Carol GebeleiCavanaugh of Warwick, R.I., and Nancy Gebelein Cornbrooks of Baltimore; a son, Paul Garrett Gebelein of Ithaca, N.Y.; and 11 grandchildren.

Samuel E. Walter

War veteran, stock clerk

Samuel E. Walter, a former stock clerk for an office supply firm and a veteran of World War II, died Monday of heart failure at his home in Glen Burnie.

The Baltimore native was 68.

He had worked for the old Hughes Supply Co. in Baltimore until about 20 years ago.

He served in the Army during World War II, landing on the beach at Normandy on the second day of the Allied invasion. He was wounded in the fighting in the Hurtgen Forest in Germany.

His decorations included the Purple Heart, campaign ribbons and three battle stars.

He was a member of the American Legion Post in Baltimore Highlands, the Glen Burnie chapter of Disabled American Veterans and the Glen Burnie Lodge of the Moose.

A baseball fan, he also liked to do woodwork, making tables and lamps for friends.

Services were to be conducted at noon today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W. in Glen Burnie.

Walter is survived by two brothers, William Walter of Glen Burnie and Maurice Walter of Linthicum; two sisters, Rita Trogler of Glen Burnie and Edna Bunn of Lewes, Del.; and many nieces

and nephews.

William E. Geidt

Martin retiree

William E. Geidt, a retired manufacturing engineer for what is now the Martin Marietta Aero & Naval Systems, died Monday at Union Memorial Hospital of pulmonary failure and cardiovascular complications.

He was 74 and lived on Glen Falls Avenue.

He retired 20 years ago. He had gone to work for the Glenn L. Martin Co. after serving in the Army in the Pacific during World War II.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Polytechnic Institute.

His wife, the former Esther E. Pfaff, died in 1989.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the John C. Miller Funeral Home, 6415 Belair Road.

Mr. Geidt is survived by two sons, Richard E. Geidt of Kingsville and Dennis E. Geidt of Baltimore; a daughter, Carol E. Geidt of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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