Philip E. Schubert Sr., 99, department managerPhilip E...

July 06, 1996

Philip E. Schubert Sr., 99, department manager

Philip E. Schubert Sr., a retired department manager for a building products company and a musician, died June 30 of complications from a fall at the Charlestown Retirement Community, where he had lived since 1986. He was 99.

Mr. Schubert retired in 1963 from the old Robert S. Green Co. in Baltimore, where he was manager for 35 years of the paint and hardware department. Earlier, he worked as credit manager for Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.

A trombone player in his spare time, Mr. Schubert was associated with the Meyer Davis Orchestra for many years. One of his fondest memories was playing in the White House for President Warren G. Harding.

He was leader of the Baltimore City Fire Department Band from the late 1920s through the 1930s. The band performed at various departmental functions, sporting events and parades.

"Even though he was a civilian, he wore a Fire Department captain's uniform," said his son, Philip E. Schubert Jr. of Catonsville, a retired Baltimore County firefighter. In addition to being a member of the Musician's Union and the Washington Lodge of the Masons, Mr. Schubert was a lifelong firefighting buff.

Born and raised in Irvington, he was a 1917 graduate of Baltimore City College. In 1931, he and the former Thelma Knatz were married and settled in Catonsville. She died in 1985.

Services were held Tuesday.

In addition to his son, survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Haslor of Catonsville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joseph H. Marchese, a draftsman who retired in 1977 from Bethlehem Steel Corp. and who had taught since then at RETS Technical Training Center, died June 21, his birthday, of a stroke at Johns Hopkins-Bayview Medical Center. He was 84.

The drafting department in the trade school's Caton Avenue complex was recently named the Joseph H. Marchese Drafting Department in recognition of his contributions. An award bearing his name will be present annually to a top drafting student.

His wife of 63 years, the former Virginia Anastasia, said that he created the curriculum at RETS that allowed the center to become certified.

Mr. Marchese, a Dundalk resident, worked 25 years in Bethlehem Steel's engineering department. He had moved to Baltimore during the early years of World War II to work for the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.

Born and raised in Williamsport, Pa., where he graduated from high school, he earned his engineering degree from McCoy College of the Johns Hopkins University.

He enjoyed golf and was a member of the Sparrows Point Country Club.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial was held June 22.

Other survivors include a son, Joseph F. Marchese of Brookville; a daughter, JoAnn Brawley of Columbia; a brother, Americo Marchese of Ocala, Fla; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Marie P. M. Lentz, 69, vocalist, pianist

Marie P. M. Lentz, a well-known Baltimore vocalist and pianist who was associated for many years with the Baltimore Ballet Company, died June 27 of cancer at her Circle Road home in Ruxton. She was 69.

Mrs. Lentz was chairwoman of fund raising during the 1970s and 1980s for CARE International and had been president of the Friends of the Baltimore Ballet. She was also associated with the Washington Ballet Company.

As a young woman, Mrs. Lentz performed at the Chanticleer, a famous nightclub at Charles and Eager streets that during the 1940s and early 1950s featured such entertainers as Sophie Tucker, the June Taylor Dancers, Victor Borge, and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

The former Marie P. Murdoch was born and raised in Bolton Hill and was a 1944 graduate of Seton High School. She continued her education for many years as a student in the Peabody Preparatory Department of the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Monday.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Francis Brooks "Ned" Lentz; a son, Peter Brooks Lentz, of New York City, a professional dancer who is touring with a road company production of "Phantom of the Opera"; a daughter, Melissa Murdoch Lentz of New York, a vocalist with the Metropolitan Opera Company; a brother, Harold Murdoch of Baltimore; and three sisters, Anne M. Titus and Joan Covell, both of Baltimore and Elaine MacLellan of Fairfield, Pa.

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