Raymond G. Pluemer, 69, Eastern Vo-Tech principalRaymond...

November 20, 1995

Raymond G. Pluemer, 69, Eastern Vo-Tech principal

Raymond G. Pluemer, who helped set up and then was principal of Eastern Vocational-Technical High School in Essex for 22 years, died Nov. 16 at Franklin Square Hospital Center of a staphylococcus infection. He was 69.

Mr. Pluemer was appointed principal of Eastern Vo-Tech in 1969, a year before the school opened, and stayed in the job until he retired in 1991. The school now is called Eastern Technical High School.

Born and raised in Dundalk, Mr. Pluemer graduated from Sparrows Point High School in 1944. He was a Navy electrician for two years during World War II, serving in the South Pacific.

Mr. Pluemer graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 1951.

After college, he taught industrial arts at Kenwood High School, eventually becoming department chairman. In 1960, he became an assistant principal at Overlea High School. In 1962, Mr. Pluemer went to work for the state Department of Education.

A memorial service for Mr. Pluemer was conducted Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Doris Horton; a daughter, Renee Pfouts of Abingdon; two sons, Raymond O. Pluemer and Gregory S. Pluemer, both of Perry Hall; a sister, Jeanne Pluemer; and seven grandchildren.

Geraldine O. Myers, 87, free-lance writer

Geraldine O. Myers, a free-lance writer who worked in public relations, died Wednesday of heart failure at her home in Wiltondale. She was 87.

Mrs. Myers retired in 1983 after working for 10 years in the public relations department of Villa Julie College in Stevenson. From 1966 to 1973, she worked in the public relations office at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Before starting her public relations career, Mrs. Myers was a free-lance writer for 20 years.

She was born Geraldine Ostendorf in West Baltimore. She was a graduate of the Baltimore Business College.

Her husband of 58 years, Austin L. Myers, died in 1992.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Aumiller of Ruxton and Patricia Stieber of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Edward Priestas, 75, aerospace engineer

Edward Priestas, an aerospace engineer for 45 years with Martin Marietta Corp. and a longtime Towson resident, died Nov. 13 of heart failure at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, La., where he lived for the past 20 years. He was 75.

Mr. Priestas lived in Towson from 1940 to 1971, and worked for what was then the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.

He also worked for the defense contractor in Denver and in Slidell, La., before retiring in 1985.

Born in Passaic, N.J., Mr. Priestas graduated from the Casey Jones Aeronautical Engineering College in Newark, N.J., before coming to Baltimore.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery, 2901 Taylor Ave. in Parkville.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, the former Norma Kurtz; two sons, Edward Lee Priestas of Richmond, Va., and Russ W. Woollett of Slidell, La.; a daughter, Cheryl Priestas Conroy of Baltimore; three sisters, Mary Priestas and Anne Blakemore, both of Clifton, N.J., and Margaret Mercer of Longwood, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Mr. Priestas' first wife, the former Virginia Lee Burton, to whom he was married 17 years, died in 1967.

Frieda Feldman, 89, Atlantic Equipment founder

Frieda Feldman, who helped establish Atlantic Equipment Co. with her husband and son 48 years ago, died Friday of heart failure at her Stevenson home. She was 89.

Mrs. Feldman, with her husband, Samuel, and elder son, Myles, founded Atlantic Equipment Co. in 1947 in the basement of their Santa Fe Avenue home. The business moved to a one-room store on Barre Street, then to 15 S. Howard St. and finally to 4511 Harford Road. It closed in 1991. The company supplied commercial equipment to restaurants, including Haussner's, Danny's and Obrycki's.

Born Frieda Smith in Baltimore, she attended Baltimore public schools through eighth grade. She and Mr. Feldman were married for 47 years. He died in 1971.

In addition to her son Myles of Boca Raton, Fla., Mrs. Feldman is survived by another son, Barry Feldman of Alameda, Calif.; three sisters, Rose Beerman, Betty Caplan and Hilda Sober, all of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services are planned for noon today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road. The family suggested donations to the Jessica Feldman Fund of the Mildred Mindell Foundation, c/o Dorothy Schneider, One Gristmill Court, No. 104, Baltimore 21208.

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