Linda Baker-Weibking, 34, bartender at area clubsLinda...

June 08, 1996

Linda Baker-Weibking, 34, bartender at area clubs

Linda Baker-Weibking, a bartender at several Baltimore area clubs for nine years, died May 19 of an undetermined cause. She was 34.

She began working at Maxwell's in Perring Plaza in 1983, moving to Girard's downtown a year later, then to the Depot on North Charles Street, where she worked from 1986 to 1992.

She moved to Etowah, Tenn., two years ago.

At Girard's, Mrs. Baker-Weibking created a drink she called the "Sherry Special," a blend of orange juice, Chambourd, Amaretto and Southern Comfort. It caught on at other city bars -- under the name Sex On the Beach.

She worked from 1992 to 1994 at the Inner Harbor Animal Center in South Baltimore.

A native of Manchester in Carroll County, Mrs. Baker-Weibking graduated from North Carroll High School in 1980.

A memorial service is planned for 6 p.m today in Fells Point on the square at the foot of Broadway.

She is survived by her husband, Christopher Weibking of Etowah; her parents, Bill and Betty Baker of Etowah; a brother, Chuck Baker, of Pulaski, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

George J. Eber, 92, police marksman

George J. Eber, an expert marksman and a city police officer for 25 years before he retired in 1955, died of internal injuries Monday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after an automobile accident. He was 92.

Mr. Eber joined the city Police Department in 1930.

For 20 years, he was a member of the Baltimore Police Pistol Team, which competed against teams from the Army, Navy and FBI. He often outshot his opponents from the right and left sides.

He retired after being injured in a struggle with an assailant. He then worked 11 years in the security department of First National Bank of Baltimore.

Mr. Eber and his wife, the former Ethel Buckingham, performed with the Go-Getters singing and dancing group.

Services were held yesterday at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Eber is survived by a son, George G. Eber of Cockeysville; a daughter, Beverly A. Schrott of Reisterstown; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Bob Ulrich, 69, led roofing company

Bob Ulrich, a one-time builder of racing boats who in recent years operated F. R. Ulrich and Sons Inc., a commercial roofing business, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Meridian Nursing Center in Severna Park. He was 69.

The Arnold resident was president of the 20-year-old roofing business.

In the 1950s, he operated Severn Marine Sales, where he built hydroplanes that set world speed records.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Ulrich graduated from Forest Park High School.

Toward the end of World War II, he served in the Navy and was involved in transporting Allied troops by ferry to and from Europe across the Atlantic Ocean.

A private service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.

He is survived by a sister, Celeste Ulrich of Eugene, Ore.; two sons, Steven Ulrich of Arnold and Chris Ulrich of Pasadena; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Catherine Skovira, 76, ran dry-cleaning business

Catherine Skovira of Parkville, who worked in a family-owned dry-cleaning business for more than 40 years, died of a stroke Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 76.

She and her husband, Leonard A. Skovira, opened Elmont Cleaners in East Baltimore in 1949.

In 1966, she opened the family's second dry-cleaning business on Northern Parkway in Northeast Baltimore.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road, in Parkville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five sons, Joseph F. Skovira of Alexandria, Va., Leonard D. Skovira of Parker, Colo., Mark S. Skovira of Bel Air, Brian C. Skovira of Frederick and Christopher M. Skovira of Carney; 15 brothers and sisters; and 10 grandchildren.

Catherine E. Miller,89, who retired in 1976 after 26 years as service representative for the Internal Revenue Service, died June 1 of heart failure at her Northeast Baltimore home. She also had worked for McCormick & Co. and for Stein Bros. & Boyce investment company.

Services were held Tuesday for Mrs. Miller, who is survived by a son, William J. Miller of Baltimore; a brother, Joseph M. Kremer of Pasadena; and a grandson.

Pub Date: 6/08/96

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