Margaret T. MolerWriter, editorMargaret Thomsen Moler, a...

June 05, 1994

Margaret T. Moler

Writer, editor

Margaret Thomsen Moler, a writer and editor, died May 19 at her Stoneleigh home of complications of cancer. She was 57.

At the time of her death, she was working on a book about doctors and the need to take responsibility for the direction of your medical treatment.

Earlier, she was a free-lance writer for University of Maryland Baltimore County publications. After returning to the Baltimore area in the early 1970s, she was editor of the Goucher Quarterly, an alumnae magazine.

The Baltimore native was the youngest child of the late U.S. District Judge Roszel C. Thomsen and his late wife, Carol.

She was educated at the Calvert School and the Roland Park Country School, where she was a star field hockey and lacrosse player and president of the student body.

She was the third generation of her family to graduate from Goucher College, where she was a member of the academic team that was national winner on the College Bowl television program. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

After she and Kenneth L. Moler were married in 1959, she was a teaching assistant in the writing program at the Harvard Business School. Before the marriage ended in divorce and she returned to Baltimore, she was active in the League of Women Voters in Lincoln, Neb.

For many years, she was a volunteer for Pets on Wheels in the Baltimore area and made weekly visits with her dog, Echo, to the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green.

Last fall, she and Echo appeared on a local television show to promote the Pets on Wheels program.

A memorial service was conducted yesterday in the Goucher College Chapel.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Griffing Moler; and a son, Mark Cathcart Moler, both of Stoneleigh; a sister, Grace Thomsen Babcock of Fallston; a brother, George E. Thomsen of Baltimore; six nephews; and a niece.

Memorial donations may be made to the Roland Park Country School, Goucher College or to Pets on Wheels.

Donald W. Schriver

Retired police officer

Donald W. Schriver, a retired Baltimore County police lieutenant who later sold computer components, died May 24 of emphysema at his home in Timonium.

Mr. Schriver, who was 60, retired in 1975 as aide to Ellison W. Ensor, then the chief of the county force.

He joined the force in 1955 and served in Cockeysville for five years before becoming a detective in 1960. He had several other assignments before becoming aide to the chief in 1967.

After his retirement, he worked briefly in the County Courthouse and then began a sales career, mostly with Imigitron Sales Co., that lasted until his final retirement in 1990.

Fond of golf, he was a member of the Hunt Valley Golf and Country Club for many years and headed the county police details at the Ladies Professional Golf Association tournaments at Pine Ridge.

Born in Baltimore and reared in the Idlewylde area, he served in the Army in Germany during the Korean War.

He worked for a short time for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. before becoming a police officer.

A member of several police organizations, including the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 4 and the Retired Baltimore County Police Officers Association, he also belonged to the Towson Lodge of the Elks, the Parkville Post of the American Legion and the Parkville Memorial Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by a nephew, Jerry W. Kalista of Forest Hill; and two nieces, Kathy K. Widmaier of Towson and Karen A. Bierly of Parkville.

Services for Mr. Schriver were held May 27 at the Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home in Timonium.

Marvin Tapper, who operated an automobile service center in the Milford Mill area of Baltimore County for 34 years before retiring in 1988, died Thursday of cancer at his home in Boca Raton, Fla.

Mr. Tapper, who was 66, had moved to Boca Raton 4 1/2 years ago from his home in Owings Mills. His business was called Tapper's Auto Service Center, on Liberty Road at Milford Mill Road.

The Baltimore native was a member of the Menorah Lodge of B'nai B'rith and the Winands Road Synagogue Center.

Graveside services for Mr. Tapper are to be held at 1 p.m. today at the Eternal Light Cemetery in Boynton Beach, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, the former Yetta Gertz; two daughters, Brenda Scheuch of Delray Beach, Fla., and Sherie Leister of Finksburg; two brothers, Bernard Tapper of Delray Beach and Murray Tapper of Randallstown; and five grandchildren.

Lillian Gottschalk

Medical receptionist

Lillian Lorraine Gottschalk, a retired medical receptionist for the Johns Hopkins University, died Friday of cancer at the Meridian Multi-Medical acute care center in Towson. She was 70.

Mrs. Gottschalk, a lifelong resident of the Baltimore area, was a homemaker until 21 years ago when her husband, lawyer Carl Gottschalk, died of cancer.

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