Charles A. BurkeBGE foremanCharles A. Burke, who was...

January 08, 1995

Charles A. Burke

BGE foreman

Charles A. Burke, who was wounded on Iwo Jima in World War II and worked 34 years for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of a stroke. The Linthicum resident was 74.

Mr. Burke worked for BGE as a foreman on gas distribution crews and an instructor. He retired in 1981.

"He was quite proud of his contributions during the war," said his son-in-law, Doug Foster.

Mr. Burke, a Marine medical corpsman, received a Purple Heart after being wounded on the second or third day of the February 1945 assault to capture Iwo Jima, one of two islands that $H guarded the approach to Japan from the south. He was discharged in 1945, but was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He served several years on assignments at U.S. bases.

Mr. Burke was born in Crompton Charles County. He entered the Navy in 1939 and transferred to the Marines in 1942.

He was a member of Lakeland Presbyterian Church and sang with the Noteables, an American Association of Retired Persons men's choir. Mr. Burke also was a past commander of American Legion Post 226 in South Baltimore.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Ambrose Funeral Home of Lansdowne, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elaine Hauenstein; two daughters, Sharyn Foster, of Manassas, Va. and Christine Bryant of Baltimore; three granddaughters and six great-grandsons.

Naomi C. Dorr

Operated trucking firm

Naomi C. Dorr, who operated an ice business and later a trucking business in Baltimore with her husband, died Monday at the Largo, Fla., Medical Center of heart failure. She was 91.

Marvin and Naomi Dorr operated an ice business in Brooklyn for about 15 years, then left the business in 1934 to found Western Maryland Transfer Inc., hauling lumber. After Mr. Dorr died in the late 1930s, Mrs. Dorr continued to run the trucking business until 1978, when she retired.

A native of Baltimore, Mrs. Dorr lived in the city until she moved to Largo six months ago.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Brooklyn and the Women's Traffic Club.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Highway.

Surviving are a daughter, Alice D. Lesner of Largo, Fla.; a brother, John Congleton of Pasadena; two sisters, Eula Armiger of Brooklyn Park and Evelyn Arnold of Ferndale; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and one-great-great-grandchild.

M.M. Guttenberger

Active church member

Margaret M. Guttenberger, an active member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Highlandtown who devoted 26 years to caring for an invalid husband, died of heart failure Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was 82.

Born Margaret Scheller in Baltimore, she lived for many years in Highlandtown. She and her husband, Andrew, moved to Arbutus in 1988, where she cared for him until his death in 1992.

At Sacred Heart Church, Mrs. Guttenberger belonged to the Ladies of the Holy Family, the altar society and the Cheer-Up Club, which kept up social contacts with sick or shut-in members.

Mrs. Guttenberger attended St. Michael's Commercial School. A homemaker, she loved bingo and card games, said her daughter Catherine Gabriel of Arbutus.

A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by another daughter, Barbara Schumacher of Monroe, Ohio; a brother, James Scheller of Culpeper, Va.; a sister, Catherine Nicodemus of Rodgers Forge; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore, 21224.

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