James R. ParkerPostal Service workerJames R. Parker, who...


February 01, 1993

James R. Parker

Postal Service worker

James R. Parker, who worked in the parcel division of the U.S. Postal Service in Baltimore, died Saturday of a heart attack at Liberty Medical Center. He was 71.

Mr. Parker worked 29 years for the post office before retiring in 1976.

For 16 years in the 1970s and 1980s he and a partner owned and operated a package goods store at Lanvale and Payson streets. Earlier, he worked at Edgewood Arsenal for 12 years.

Mr. Parker attended public schools in Baltimore and later served in the Army during World War II. He was a technician in the 4480 Quartermaster Salvage Repair Company in the European Theater. He was discharged in 1946.

He belonged to many masonic lodges and VFW Post No. 9527. Mr. Parker was also a founding member of the Super 20, a club of retired federal and postal employees.

He was a member of the Cornerstone Church of Christ for 10 years. In 1991 he joined the Christian Love Baptist Church, where he was an usher and a member of several committees.

Mr. Parker was known for his smile, contagious laugh and caring personality.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Gladys Flacks; a daughter, Wendy Parker Robinson; and a granddaughter, Danielle Robinson. All are of Baltimore.

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Prince Hall Grand Lodge Masonic Temple, 1307 Eutaw Place.

The family has suggested memorial donations to Christian Love Baptist Church, c/o the Rev. William Bailey, 3819 Cedar Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21207.

K. F. Marsteller Sr.

Paving contractor

Kenneth Franklin Marsteller Sr., a paving contractor for 48 years, died Thursdayof a stroke at North Arundel Hospital after being ill for a year. He was 77.

Known as "Chick," Mr. Marsteller was a contractor for Marsteller Bros., a partnership with two of his brothers, before retiring in 1983. The company closed with his retirement.

He was a member of the hunters' conservation group Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed fishing, hunting and boating.

His favorite spots for fishing were Florida and the Chesapeake Bay. He liked to hunt deer in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

He attended public schools in Anne Arundel County through the seventh grade.

Mr. Marsteller was married to the former Wanda Lechowicz for 53 years.

A son, Kenneth F. Marsteller Jr., died in 1968.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Leanne M. Cullember; a son, Mark K. Marsteller; and a grandson, Kenneth C. Cullember, all of Severna Park.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., in Glen Burnie.

Alma Veidenbergs

Hopkins librarian

Alma Veidenbergs, a former librarian for the Johns Hopkins University, died Tuesday of Parkinson's disease at the Oak Meadow Nursing Center in Alexandria, Va. She was 81.

Ms. Veidenbergs was born in Latvia and came to this country as a refugee after the war. She lived in Baltimore on University Place from 1949 to 1987, before moving to Alexandria to stay with a niece.

She began working as a librarian in 1952 and retired from Hopkins in 1978. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepointing.

Survivors include a sister, Zelma Simsons of Des Moines, Iowa; three sisters who live in Latvia; and nieces and nephews in this country and in Latvia.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., in Baltimore.

The family suggested donations to the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Hurley Ave., Rockville 20850.

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