Gertrude Baumgartner, 93, ran restaurant in...

April 22, 1996

Gertrude Baumgartner, 93, ran restaurant in Baltimore

Gertrude Mary Baumgartner, who once ran a confectionery store and restaurant with her husband, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 93.

Born Gertrude Ryan in Fells Point, she married Herman A. Baumgartner, who died in 1959. During the 1930s and 1940s, they had a confectionery store and later a restaurant at North and Collington avenues.

Since 1959, Mrs. Baumgartner lived with her daughter, Margaret Bailey, in Essex. Mrs. Baumgartner enjoyed knitting and crocheting, often donating her work to Holy Savior Church in Ocean City.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today at St. Clare's Catholic Church in Essex, with burial at the Gardens of Faith cemetery.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Baumgartner is survived by a son, Robert Baumgartner Sr. of Essex; a sister, Mary Bromwell of Towson; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Irvin H. Scher, 72, founded clothing store

Irvin H. Scher, who founded a Pocomoke City clothing store in 1933, died Saturday of pulmonary edema at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was 72.

A native of Exmore, Va., Mr. Scher served with the Army in India during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 93, Pocomoke Elks Lodge No. 1624, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Pocomoke Association.

Until his death, Mr. Scher was president and owner of Scher's Inc. Ladies, Children and Bridal Shop. He was a founder of the Congregation of Israel of Pocomoke City.

Services were held yesterday at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury, with burial at Beth Israel Congregational Cemetery in Salisbury. The family suggested memorial contributions to the Congregation of Israel, in care of Mrs. Abe Stinak, 344 Winter Quarter Drive, Pocomoke 21851.

Mr. Scher is survived by his wife, the former Doris Bucher; three sons, Michael S. Scher of Baltimore, Marc L. Scher of Pocomoke City and Gary C. Scher of Ellicott City; seven grandchildren;, and several nieces and nephews.

Pub Date: 4/22/96

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