Edwin Hochstedt Jr.
Florist shop owner
Edwin A. Hochstedt Jr., who retired from the family florist business that was started by his grandfather in 1889, died Monday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart attack at his home on Cherrywood Court in Cockeysville.
Mr. Hochstedt, who was 61, was a native of Hamilton in northeast Baltimore.
He retired in 1986 as owner of a Harford Road florist shop that bore the family name. The business was started on nearby Hamilton Avenue by his grandfather, who, at that location, grew the flowers he sold.
When he operated the florist shop, Mr. Hochstedt donated flowers to hospitals and other institutions and often gave a flower, usually a rose, to individuals. After he retired, he continued the latter practice, sometimes entering restaurants in the Cockeysville area and presenting a rose to female patrons.
Services for Mr. Hochstedt were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Doris L. Thomson; a son, Edwin A. Hochstedt III of Cockeysville; a brother, Robert Hochstedt of Phoenix, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.
Marie Lillian Glover
Marie Lillian Glover, a native of Baltimore, died Saturday of complications of cancer at a hospital in Lima, Ohio, where she had lived since 1949. She was 74.
The former Marie Lillian Schmidt was married in 1940 to Howell Davis Glover who died in 1978.
She had been a member of the Maryland Country Club.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Glover was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Boulevard in Baynesville.
She is survived by a son, Howell Davis Glover, of Lima; a daughter, Kathy Davidson of Marshfield, Mass; a brother, Charles Schmidt of Baltimore; four sisters, Anna Sica, Rose Dannenfelser, Dorothy Drury and Margaret Klein, all of Baltimore; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
James C. Adams
James C. Adams, a retired taxicab driver who had owned Jimmy's Cab Co. in Towson, died Sunday of cancer at the Veterans Hospital in downtown Baltimore.
He was 77 and lived in the Oakleigh Apartments in the Hillendale Park area in Baltimore County.
He retired 15 years ago after many years of driving for a taxi service at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
He started Jimmy's in the late 1940s and operated it for about six years then sold it, although he continued working there for several years.
The native of Stuart, Va., was raised in White Hall in northern Baltimore County. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II.
Services were to be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., Towson.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, the former Eva Hollingshead; three sons, Terry Lee Adams of the Hillendale Park area, and Ray Dean Adams and James C. Adams Jr., both of Towson; and three grandchildren.
Reuben Johnson Jr.
Reuben Johnson Jr., a retired produce manager for supermarkets, was killed July 22 when he fell down the steps to the cellar at his home on Litchfield Avenue in Northwest Baltimore. He was 50.
He had worked for Midget Foods and then at Foodtown stores for about 10 years before he retired about 10 years ago because of ill health. He had earlier worked as a stock clerk at the Montgomery Ward & Co. warehouse in Southwest Baltimore.
Born in Baltimore, he was a 1961 graduate of Carver Vocational-Technical High School, where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams and won an Unsung Hero Award.
Services were to be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the High Rock Baptist Church, 3345 Garrison Ave. in Baltimore.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his mother, Fannie E. Johnson; four brothers, Robert, Calvin, Alvin and Reuben O. Johnson; and six sisters, Katherine Mallette, Betty Elliott, Frances Tillman, Dorothy Jones and Phyllis and Barbara Johnson. All are of Baltimore.
Shirley M. Lodholz
Accounts payable clerk
Shirley M. Lodholz, a catering company office clerk, died Tuesday of cancer at her Glen Burnie home.
Mrs. Lodholz, 60, was for six years an accounts payable clerk for LFB Enterprises, the company which owns the La Fontaine Bleu catering halls in Northeast Baltimore and Glen Burnie.
The former Shirley M. Emenecker was a native of Riverside, N.J., and a graduate of the Palmyra (N.J.) High School. She and her husband of 37 years, Warren Lodholz, moved to the Baltimore area in 1957.
Services are set for 7 p.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie.
Other survivors include daughters Karen M. Brown of Pasadena and Joan E. Lodholz of Fairfax, Va., and parents Marie and Charles Sees of Pennsauken, N.J.
Walter H. Cecil
Walter H. Cecil, a retired foreman for a pipeline construction company, died Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center after a heart attack.