Howard I. Scaggs Jr., 74, savings bank chairmanHoward I...

June 29, 1996

Howard I. Scaggs Jr., 74, savings bank chairman

Howard I. Scaggs Jr., chairman emeritus of American National Savings Bank and a civic activist, died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

He was 74 and lived in Timonium.

In 1946, Mr. Scaggs began his 43-year career with the bank, which was formerly known as the American National Building and Loan Association. He was elected a director in 1953, also serving as president from 1961 to 1985 and chairman from 1968 to 1989.

He had been a vice chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, a director of the Baltimore branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and a member of the Federal Savings and Loan Advisory Council in Washington.

Mr. Scaggs was a founder and past chairman of Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore Inc., a private, nonprofit group that was founded in 1974 to upgrade housing in East Baltimore and stop the spread of blight in neighborhoods north of Patterson Park.

He also served as chairman of the Maryland Academy of Sciences' trustees and was a former director of the Center for Metropolitan Planning and Research at Johns Hopkins University, the Maryland Commission of Forests and Parks and the Baltimore Convention Center.

He was a member of the board of visitors of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.

He was born and raised in South Baltimore and graduated from Southern High School. He was employed at Union Trust Co. while working his way through the University of Baltimore Law School where he earned a law degree at the age of 19.

During World War II, he served with the Navy in the Pacific and was a member of the occupation forces in Japan. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant at war's end.

An avid sportsman, he traveled extensively through Africa, Canada, Alaska, Florida and the Northwest.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Grace R. Brawner; three sons, H. I. "Rex" Scaggs III of Timonium, Gordon Scaggs of Missoula, Mont. and R. Mark Scaggs of Carefree, Ariz.; a brother, William Scaggs of San Francisco; and five grandchildren.

Margy S. C. Shauck, a retired administrative assistant who enjoyed ballroom dancing with her childhood sweetheart, whom she married just five years ago, died Wednesday of a massive stroke at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 79.

She joined Continental Can Co. in 1939 and retired 40 years later from the East Biddle Street company as an administrative assistant.

In the late 1930s, she did clerical work for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. at Sparrows Point.

In 1991, after she and her childhood sweetheart, Leroy Shauck, had both been widowed, they met by chance at the Rosedale Golden Age Club. They married later that year.

"We were 15 or 16 when we met on a straw ride in East Baltimore in the early 1930s," Mr. Shauck said yesterday. "She went her way and I went mine.

"She married Raymond Clemsen, a Baltimore County policeman, 1937, and we didn't see each other for the next 60 years. Her husband had died in 1976, and my wife had passed away. She'll always be my first love."

Fond of ballroom dancing, Mr. and Mrs. Shauck were members of American Turners of Baltimore Inc. and regularly danced at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Rosedale.

The former Margy S. Weredycki was born and raised in Highlandtown, graduated from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parochial School and attended Notre Dame Preparatory School.

Mrs. Shauck liked gardening, reading and making ceramics at the Victory Villa Senior Center. She was also a member of the Riverside Senior Citizens Club.

Mrs. Shauck was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 8420 Belair Road, Fullerton, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9: 15 a.m. today.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Marie Childs and Helen Capp, both of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Gloria Banz of Rosedale; several nieces and nephews; and a great-niece, Sandra Foos of Perry Hall.

Charles K. Behringer, 81, pilot, real estate manager

Charles K. Behringer, a retired real estate manager and former East Baltimore resident, died June 16 of cancer at Pine Nursing Home in Easton. He was 81.

Mr. Behringer retired in 1981 from the Washington Hill Mutual Homes Cooperative, where he and his wife were resident managers for seven years. He moved to St. Michaels after he retired.

Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a graduate of Canisius High School and earned his bachelor's degree in 1937 from Canisius College.

Before enlisting in the Navy during World War II, he was a cargo pilot. He served as a pilot in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and was discharged with the rank of lieutenant commander in 1946.

After the war, he was assistant to the president of the Iroquois Brewery in Buffalo, which was owned by his family. He later worked for an advertising agency. He settled in Baltimore in 1974.

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