Arthur H. MackenRetired mechanicArthur H. Macken, a...

January 26, 1995

Arthur H. Macken

Retired mechanic

Arthur H. Macken, a retired mechanic, died Sunday of complications of strokes at a hospital in York, Pa.

Mr. Macken was 77 and had lived in Woodlawn before moving to White Hall in 1982.

The Baltimore native retired in 1979 from the Enterprise Fuel Co., where he was an oil burner mechanic.

He was a member of West Liberty United Methodist Church in White Hall and had been a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church while living in Woodlawn.

Services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at the J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary in New Freedom, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, the former Eloise R. Howard; a son, Keith Macken of Felton, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Vernon Ralph Reese

Optician, soccer figure

Vernon Ralph Reese, a retired optician, died Saturday of complications of a stroke at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 84.

He operated his own optical firm, the V. R. Reese Co., beginning in 1948 on Monument Street and later on Belair Road. He retired in 1988.

When his father was killed in an accident involving a truck and a team of horses, he left school at 14 to help his mother support a family that included seven brothers and sisters.

He hauled ice and swept floors, then went to work as a delivery boy for the Hilbert Optical Co., where he became an apprentice. He left to start his own firm.

During the 1920s and 1930s, he played amateur and semiprofessional soccer for numerous teams in East Baltimore. He was inducted into the Old Timers Soccer Association of Maryland and the Maryland and national soccer halls of fame.

A memorial Mass was to be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, 5310 Harford Road, Baltimore.

His wife, the former Catherine Mary White, whom he married in 1930, died in 1981. He is survived by a son, Dr. Vernon Reese of Towson; and three daughters, Deborah Ann Reese, Germaine Reese Lowry and Katherine Reese Prochazka; a brother, Norman Reese; two sisters, Blanche Mace and Myrtle Scheck; a stepbrother, Wilson Webster; and nine grandchildren, all of Baltimore.

Col. H. J. Michau

Retired Army officer

Retired Army Col. Herbert J. Michau, former provost marshal of the 1st Army, which has its headquarters at Fort Meade, died Friday of complications of Alzheimer's disease at the Greenbelt Nursing Center. He was 76.

Colonel Michau, who had lived in Maryland much of the time since the 1960s, retired in 1971 from the office of the Inspector General of the Army, which is also located at Fort Meade. He made his home in Severna Park and later in College Park.

Born in Bremerhaven, Germany, he came to the United States in 1929 with his family, which settled in Weehawken, N.J. He joined the Army before World War II, graduated from Officer Candidate School and saw combat in the Pacific.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10:45 a.m. today in the chapel at Fort Myer, adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Ann K. Kiernan; two daughters, JoAnn Smith of Savannah, Ga., and Barbara Meadows of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three sons, Daniel Michau of College Park, Herbert J. Michau Jr. of Leesburg, Va., and Timothy Michau of Woodbine; and nine grandchildren.

Marion Lucille Humfeld, 94, a retired teacher and artist, died Sunday of complications of Alzheimer's disease at Edenwald in Towson. Miss Humfeld, who came to Baltimore in 1953, taught art at Garrison Forest School and Forest Park Elementary School and retired in the 1970s. Earlier, she had taught art at the University of Missouri.

A memorial service was set for 1 p.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St. There are no survivors. Donations may be made to the Joseph Richey Hospice Inc., 820 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore 21201.

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