Raquel D. BuckmeierBaltimore Sun secretaryRaquel Diane...

August 21, 1994

Raquel D. Buckmeier

Baltimore Sun secretary

Raquel Diane Buckmeier, a secretary in the circulation department of The Baltimore Sun until illness forced her to resign in October, died Thursday of cancer at her home in Perry Hall. She was 38.

A graduate of Western High School, Ms. Buckmeier had been a secretary with the Social Security Administration for many years.

She enjoyed reading, cooking for family gatherings and working on crafts with her three daughters. "She would teach the children any kind of crafts," said her husband, Douglas Buckmeier, a photo engraver with The Baltimore Sun. Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Perry Hall United Methodist Church, 9513 Belair Road.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her daughters, Jennifer Visbal, Rebekka and Molly Buckmeier, all at home; her parents, Margaret and Paul Braun of Baltimore; three sisters, Lillian C. Miller, Margaret A. Sommerman and Honey Kramer; two brothers, Charles O. Diaz and Robert Diaz; and a grandmother, Mrs. Antonio Diaz, all of Baltimore, as well as two stepsisters and a stepbrother.

Lillian R. Silbert

Former social worker

Lillian R. Silbert, a former social worker, died Wednesday after a brief illness at her home in Brookline, Mass. She was 87.

Mrs. Silbert worked in the Boston area before her marriage in 1931 to Coleman Silbert, a lawyer and Massachusetts state legislator, who died in 1980. She was a lifelong member of Temple Israel of Boston and participated in its sisterhood, Garden Club and Bible classes.

An alumna of Wellesley College, she recently attended her 65th class reunion.

Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Temple Israel, Longwood Avenue and Plymouth Street, Boston.

Survivors include two daughters, Mimi S. Joseph of Baltimore and Josephine Benedek of Belmont, Mass.; a son, Earl Silbert of Washington; two brothers; a sister; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family has requested memorial contributions in her name to Temple Israel.

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