Margaret C. Wennagel, 84, bank second vice...

January 16, 1996

Margaret C. Wennagel, 84, bank second vice president

Margaret C. Wennagel, who had been a vice president of the old Equitable Trust Co., died Wednesday of complications of cancer at Edenwald Retirement Home in Towson. She was 84.

The former Margaret Rosetta Colburn had lived in Baltimore most of her life, moving to Towson 15 years ago. She had lived at Edenwald for the past five years.

The Baltimore native was educated in public schools and graduated from Eastern High School in 1929. A year later, she married Haslup Gibson Hagerman; that union ended in divorce.

She married Leonard A. Wennagel in 1947; he died in the mid-1970s.

Mrs. Wennagel began working for Equitable as a bookkeeper in 1936 and held several positions with the bank, including manager of the Roland Park branch. She remained at that branch after becoming a second vice president in 1972.

She retired 17 months later when computers were brought into the bank, decreasing the amount of time she could spend working directly with employees and customers, said her son, Paul Hagerman Sr. of Shrewsbury, Pa.

"She was a real people person," he said. "She took good care of all of her customers."

She was a member of the National Association of Bank Women's Baltimore chapter for years.

Services were set for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Lemmon Funeral Home, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Other survivors include three daughters, Gloria Higgins of Norfolk, Va., Lucille Jones of Virginia Beach, Va., and Shirley Jendersee of Cockeysville; and 13 grandchildren.

Lester L. Fox, a former Baltimorean who owned a security company, was killed Dec. 6 in an automobile accident in Colorado. He was 38 and lived in Avon, Colo.

The Riderwood native founded Fox Security Inc. in 1990. The company provides security for events and for motion picture companies making films.

He had worked as a bartender and chauffeur in the Baltimore area before moving to Colorado 10 years ago.

He was a 1975 graduate of Towson High School and earned an associate's degree in business administration in 1978 from the University of Baltimore.

A memorial service was held Saturday.

Eleanor H. Fox, his mother, died in 1994, and his brother, Knowles C. Fox, died in 1991.

Survivors include his father, Chester Fox of Riderwood, and a

special friend, Kelly Wolf of Avon. Fred "Vic" Obringer, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. executive, died of cancer Jan. 8 at Fallston General Hospital. He was 68 and lived in Bel Air.

A native of Pittsburgh who was raised in Harrisburg, Pa., and attended public schools there, he enlisted in the Navy in 1945. He served in the Atlantic fleet aboard the destroyer USS Shea and was discharged in 1949.

In 1950, he married Madeline Marie Pease.

Five years later, he graduated from the Pennsylvania State University and moved to the Baltimore area to work at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant. Mr. Obringer worked there 31 years, retiring in 1986 as manager of the electrical engineering department.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Victor G. Obringer of Phoenix and Michael J. Obringer of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Nadine A. Longenecker of Bel Air and Patrice L. Curran of Vancouver, Wash.; a brother, Raymond Obringer of Langhorne, Pa.; a sister, Freda Keane of Camp Hill, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

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