Mabel M. KrohTeacher, RealtorMabel M. Kroh, a retired...

December 11, 1993

Mabel M. Kroh

Teacher, Realtor

Mabel M. Kroh, a retired school teacher and real estate executive, died Thursday of cancer at her home in Brooklandville. She was 71 and had lived at the Risteau at Rockland condominium for eight years.

She and her son took over the operation of Magill & Associates, a family real estate firm, after the death in 1971 of her first husband, Edmund F. Magill, whom she had married in 1944.

Founded as Builders Realty in 1936 by her husband's father, the company changed its name to Magill & Associates in 1964 and in 1981 became Magill Yerman Realtors. In 1986, the firm was purchased by Meredith Corp. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Services, a franchise based in Des Moines, Iowa. Mrs. Kroh, who was known as Mae, retired in 1987.

Reared in the neighborhood of The Alameda in Northeast Baltimore, she was a 1940 graduate of Eastern High School. During World War II, she was secretary to an Army general in Washington.

Douglas F. Magill, her son, said, "At the age of 40, she went back to college at Towson State and earned her degree and began teaching seventh grade at Loch Raven Middle School until she retired in 1969."

She had been a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson for 40 years.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at Ruck Towson, 1050 York Road with interment in Loudon Park Cemetery.

In addition to her son, of Pikesville, survivors include James S. Kroh, a retired eastern regional president of A&P, whom she married in 1973; a daughter, Janet Magill Freeh of Trappe; a sister, Katherine Bush of New Freedom, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Mary Lou Weglein of Towson and Janet Satterfield of Baldwin; seven grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Johns Hopkins Oncology Unit, Suite 801550 N. Broadway, Baltimore 21205.

George W. Hoffman

Retired Sun employee

George W. Hoffman, a retired maintenance mechanic at The Baltimore Sun Co. who made wooden toys and children's furniture, died Wednesday after an apparent heart attack at his home on Glenwood Avenue in Catonsville.

He was 62 and had retired about two years ago from the publishing company's building department. He had started there years earlier as an automobile mechanic after working as a mechanic for W. T. Cowan, a trucking company.

Born in Baltimore and educated in the public schools, Mr. Hoffman was a ground crewman for cargo planes during the Korean War.

He made such items as wooden trains, puzzles, sleds and furniture for family members and friends and for sale at consignment shops.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, 4416 Wilkens Ave., Baltimore County.

Mr. Hoffman is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen L. Hauf; three daughters, Kathleen J. Miller of Arbutus, Laura M. Gaisior of Taneytown and Melissa A. Hill of Ellicott City; two sons, Robert M. Hoffman of Catonsville and Louis B. Hoffman of Woodlawn; his father, Bernard B. Hoffman of Stevensville; a sister, Jeanette Nelson of Chincoteague, Va.; two brothers, Robert Hoffman of Hanover, Pa., and Timothy Hoffman of Grasonville; and six grandchildren.

Harry E. Haver

American Finance retiree

Harry E. Haver, retired vice president and personnel director of a finance company, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at his home in University Park, Prince George's County.

He was 85 and had retired in 1973 after 34 years with American Finance Management Inc. Nineteen of those years were spent at the firm's Washington headquarters.

Before joining American Finance, he had worked for 10 years for the Household Finance Corp., much of the time in the firm's Dundalk office. Before then, he had worked briefly as a salesman for the American Tobacco Co. and as a morning disc jockey on WCBM-AM.

Known as Pat, he was born in Cambridge, Ohio, and moved to Baltimore with his family in 1916. A 1927 graduate of Calvert Hall College, he was a quarterback on the 1926 All-Maryland high school football team. Though he had attended Duke University, he became active in the University of Maryland's M Club, sports boosters, after moving to University Park in 1956. He had been club president and was awarded a letter for his service.

Services were set for 11:30 a.m. today at Gasch's Funeral Home in Hyattsville followed by burial in Lorraine Park Cemetery in Baltimore.

Mr. Haver is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Higby Austin; two daughters, Sallie Holder of College Park and Myrna Sue Nead of Duncanville, Texas; and a granddaughter.

Edward Szwabowski

B&O electrician

Edward S. Szwabowski, a retired electrician for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, died Wednesday of complications of heart disease at Harbor Hospital Center.

He was 82 and lived in Brooklyn Park. He retired in 1976 after 25 years with the B&O.

Earlier, the Baltimore native had worked for the Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. and the Glenn L. Martin Co. and at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Key Highway shipyard.

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