Muriel H. Costello, 92, Peabody Prep piano teacherMuriel...

September 02, 1996

Muriel H. Costello, 92, Peabody Prep piano teacher

Muriel H. Costello, who taught piano, died Aug. 24 of a stroke at Genesis Eldercare Center on Perring Parkway. She was 92.

1978 The longtime Hamilton resident taught piano from 1945 until 1970 at her home, a Catonsville studio and Peabody Preparatory Division of Peabody Institute. She was a member of the Baltimore Music Teachers Association.

Born Muriel Haas in Washington, she moved to Baltimore as a teen-ager and graduated from Eastern High School in 1922.

While acting with the Vagabond Players during the 1920s and 1930s, she met William F. Costello Jr., and they married in 1933. Mr. Costello, who appeared on Broadway and in Hollywood films, died in 1964.

Services were private. Mrs. Costello is survived by two sons, William C. Costello of Towson and Michael M. Costello of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Alfred M. Windesheim, chief executive operating officer of a Reisterstown accounting firm founded by his father, died Aug. 24 of complications of heart surgery at Pikesville Nursing and Convalescent Center. He was 57.

The Glyndon resident had worked for the accounting firm of H. D. Windesheim while studying at the Baltimore College of Commerce and the University of Maryland, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1965.

After his father's death in 1970, he took over the firm and renamed it A. M. Windesheim & Sons and ran it until his death.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Towson and Park Heights, Mr. Windesheim was a 1957 graduate of Forest Park High School and served in the Air Force. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and Firm Foundation Rock Church of Westminster.

Services were held Tuesday.

He is survived by his wife of four years, the former Diane Stefanik; a son, Reid A. Windesheim of Westminster; a daughter, Ruth Anne Sliviak of Eldersburg; a sister, Emma Lee Lynch of Owings Mills; two stepsons, Frank Stefanik Jr. and G. Paul Stefanik, both of Baltimore; two stepdaughters, Regina Marie Seavey of Virginia and Therese C. Davis of Delaware; and 12 grandchildren.

Owen C. Krouse, 79, truck mechanic for Esskay

Owen C. Krouse, a retired truck and auto mechanic, died Aug. 26 from complications of heart surgery at Maryland General Hospital. He was 79 and lived in Highlandtown.

Known as "Big O," he retired in 1983 from the Esskay meat packing company, where he had worked for 37 years, maintaining the company's fleet of delivery trucks and automobiles. He then worked as a driver for a temporary employment agency and drove a bus for disabled children.

Born in Newell, Pa., he was a coal miner and railroader before joining the Army during World War II and serving as a cook at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

He was a volunteer for March of Dimes Walk-A-Thons and a member of Chapter 16 of the Disabled American Veterans, St. Patrick's Catholic War Veterans Post No. 66 and the Grunwald Club.

He is survived by three daughters, Victoria Krouse and Shirley Selin, both of Baltimore, and Mary Jo Morrison of Middle River; a brother, Thomas Krouse of Falls Church, Va.; four sisters, Evelyn McCutcheon of Edgewater, Myrna McManus of Silver Spring, Forl Kifer of Grindstone, Pa., and Iva Carroll of Daphny, Ala.; two granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Wednesday.

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Pub Date: 9/02/96

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