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November 24, 1994

Gerard Heidrick Sr.

Insurance broker

Gerard A. Heidrick Sr., a retired insurance broker, died Tuesday of apparent heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 86 and had moved from Irvington to the Charlestown Retirement Community about six years ago.

He retired in 1988 and sold his business, Insurance Services, which he had opened in 1964. For many years before that, he had sold insurance as a sideline while working in the headquarters of two insurers.

The Baltimore native graduated from City College and attended the Johns Hopkins University. He was a member of the Civitan Club of Catonsville and worked on its projects that benefited the mentally retarded.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at the Charlestown Retirement Community, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

A son, Gerard A. Heidrick Jr., was killed in an automobile accident in 1984.

Mr. Heidrick is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Beatrice Horn; a son, Louis E. Heidrick of Parkville; and six grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Calvert Hall College or Seton Keough High School.

K. Behrens-Sabelhaus

High school student

Katherine Elizabeth Behrens-Sabelhaus, an Arundel High School junior, died Monday at home in Odenton of complications of cystic fibrosis. She was 16.

The Cheverly native, who had moved with her family to Odenton about five years ago, was fond of roller skating at the Crofton Roller Rink.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 1283 Odenton Road, Odenton.

She is survived by her mother, Emily E. Sabelhaus of Odenton; her father, Thomas P. Sabelhaus of Silver Spring; three brothers, Sean Thomas, Paul Anthony and Eric Martin Sabelhaus, all of Odenton; her maternal grandparents, Bernadette Behrens of Riverdale and Charles Behrens of Bethesda; and her paternal grandparents, Mary Kate and Anthony Sabelhaus of Fairfax, Va.

Richard J. Kawiecki

Piano technician

Richard J. Kawiecki, a retired piano technician in the Baltimore school system who had his own piano tuning and rebuilding business, died Sunday at St. Agnes Hospital after a stroke. The Arbutus resident was 71.

He retired in 1985 after nearly 25 years with the school system. For many years, he operated the Kawiecki Piano Co., doing work for churches and other institutions and for individuals, including professional pianists.

During World War II, the native of the Bayonne, N.J., area, served in the Army Corps of Engineers, building airfields in the Philippines. His decorations included a Purple Heart.

He helped to start the Baltimore Chapter of the Piano Technicians' Guild and was a member of the Morrell Park Post of the American Legion.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Delores A. Hawes; a daughter, Brenda A. Larsen of Pasadena; a sister, Frances Hunt of New York City; and two grandsons.

Doris E. Benjamin

School nurse

Doris Edna Benjamin, a former school nurse and teacher's aide in Baltimore County schools, died Nov. 13 of cancer at the Meridian Nursing Center Spa Creek in Annapolis. She was 81 and lived in Hampstead.

The former Doris Edna Sundmacher was a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of the Hahnemann Hospital nursing school there. She came to Maryland shortly after her marriage in 1938 to Dr. Gilbert W. Benjamin, who was chief medical officer of the Western Maryland Railway before his death in 1992.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Hampstead and Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis.

Services were private. She is survived by a daughter, Carol A. Sullivan of Annapolis; two brothers, Paul Sundmacher of Bensalem, Pa., and Charles Sundmacher of Drexel Hill, Pa.; and two grandsons.

Otelia McGuire, who had been a cook and domestic worker, died Monday of heart failure at the Frederick Villa Nursing Center. The Baltimore native was 94 and had lived on Yosemite Avenue in Northwest Baltimore for many years.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore. She is survived by a daughter, Gwendolyn Chambers, and a granddaughter. Both are Baltimore.

Cab Calloway

Services scheduled

Services for entertainer Cab Calloway will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, New York City.

Mr. Calloway, who grew up in Baltimore, died Friday of pneumonia

at a retirement community in Hockessin, Del. He was 86.

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