James E. Schenk Sr.Insurance agency chiefJames E. Schenk...


June 27, 1993

James E. Schenk Sr.

Insurance agency chief

James E. Schenk Sr., an insurance agency president, died Thursday of lung cancer at Howard County General Hospital.

The 62-year old Ellicott City resident established J. E. Schenk and Associates Inc. in 1980. His three sons work in the business.

Mr. Schenk moved to Maryland in late 1965 to take a sales position with Liberty Mutual Insurance. He had worked for Liberty Mutual in New Jersey since 1960.

He lived in Columbia from about 1972 to 1977.

Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Schenk attended St. Benedict's High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Kentucky in 1954.

In the 1950s he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a pilot. Stationed primarily in Pensacola, Fla., he held the rank of captain.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville.

Schenk is survived by his wife of 35 years, the former Joan Waldele; three sons, James E. Schenk Jr. of Ellicott City, Peter Schenk of Columbia and Douglas Schenk of Elkridge; a daughter, Mary Schenk of Columbia; two brothers, Robert Schenk of Sea Girt, N.J., and Charles Schenk of Toms River, N.J.; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to Adoptive Living Inc., 11089 Swansfield Road, Columbia 21044.

Norbert Lassahn Sr.

Retired pharmacist

Norbert G. Lassahn Sr., a retired pharmacist who worked at Rosewood State Hospital for 25 years, died of a heart attack at Greater Baltimore Medical Center June 9. He was 73.

Mr. Lassahn retired in 1981 from the Medicaid Department of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he had worked since 1975. Before then, he worked for the state at Rosewood State Hospital in Owings Mills.

Mr. Lassahn and his family lived in Rockdale before moving to Eldersburg in 1966. He and his wife moved to Sparks in 1990.

A 1936 graduate of City College, he graduated from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1940, then worked three years at University Hospital.

He was drafted into the Navy in 1943 and was commissioned as a lieutenant junior grade in 1950. During World War II, he served in the Medical Service Corps at Brooklyn Naval Hospital in New York and later at Camp Sheldon in Norfolk, Va. He resigned his commission in 1955.

Mr. Lassahn and Anna F. Joeckel were married in 1941.

He was an elder at St. John's United Church of Christ in Catonsville.

Services were held June 12 in Towson.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Lassahn is survived by a son, Norbert G. Lassahn Jr. of Forest Hill; a daughter, Deborah A. Wacker of Catonsville; a sister, Naomi Sullivan of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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