Charles A. Steibe Jr., in Softball Hall of Fame

April 29, 1993|By Staff Report

Charles A. "Buck" Steibe Jr., a retired postal clerk and member of the local Oldtimers Softball Association Hall of Fame, died Sunday after a heart attack at his home on East Avenue in Highlandtown.

Mr. Steibe, who was 69, retired in 1986 after working since 1962 as a clerk at the main post office.

He earlier worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., an aircraft manufacturer, where he was a member of one of the many fast-pitch softball teams for which he played shortstop or second base. Other teams included Johnny's, the Trenton Democratic Club and Fink's.

He played in nine regional and four world tournaments.

He was inducted into the softball Hall of Fame in 1974.

A member of the Dundalk Seniors softball team that competed in the 1992 Senior Olympics, he also was a former vice president and member of the board of governors of the Maryland Fast Pitch Softball Association.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1942 graduate of Patterson Park High School. He played on its baseball team at the same time that he began playing for fast-pitch softball teams.

During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe. His decorations included two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He was wounded while pulling another soldier to cover.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Steibe was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore Street and Lakewood Avenue.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mildred Nowicki; two daughters, Susan Steibe-Pasalich of South Bend, Ind., and Carol A. Steibe of Baltimore; three sons, Charles R., Donald J. and David J. Steibe, all of Baltimore; his mother, Marie Steibe of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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