Theodore M. StangShipping workerTheodore M. "Marvin...

May 22, 1994

Theodore M. Stang

Shipping worker

Theodore M. "Marvin" Stang, who worked in the shipping industry for more than 40 years, died May 8 of heart failure at his Talbot County home. He was 77.

He had lived in Bozman in the western part of the county since 1978 after retiring from Maher Terminals Inc., a New Jersey-based stevedoring firm, where he was operations manager at its Dundalk terminal. Earlier, he worked for States Marine-Isthmian Steamship Co. in Norfolk.

Born and reared in Brooklyn Park, he graduated from Glen Burnie High School.

After attending several colleges, he enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served aboard PT boats and the USS Botage in the Pacific. He was discharged as a senior boatswain's mate in 1945.

Mr. Stang held a master's ticket but never sailed as a steamship captain. He was active in the U.S. Power Squadron for more than 50 years, teaching classes and serving as district commander of the Elizabeth River and Patapsco River Squadrons. In January, he was awarded his 50th merit mark at the organization's annual convention.

Since 1969, he had been a member of the Maryland Boat Act Advisory Committee, which helped develop safe boating laws for children.

He was an avid duckpin bowler and enjoyed painting oils of maritime subjects.

His first wife, the former Irma Gischel, to whom he was married 32 years, died in 1971.

He is survived by his second wife, the former Ednah Brooks, whom he married in 1974; a son, Dr. M. Robert Stang of St. Michaels; two stepdaughters, Alma Steele of Denver and Valerie Darney of Cockeysville; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; and a step-great-grandson.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Michaels Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 116, St. Michaels 21663.

Services were held May 12.

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