Margy E. Goering, 67, teacher, performerMargy E. Goering...

September 13, 1997

Margy E. Goering, 67, teacher, performer

Margy E. Goering, a teacher who performed in several local theatrical groups, died Sept. 2 of congestive heart failure at her -- West Baltimore residence. She was 67.

Ms. Goering moved to Baltimore in 1989 from Mulvane, Kan., where she had been a high school theater arts and communications instructor. She also had performed in community, dinner and university theaters while living in Wichita, Kans.

In the early 1990s, she taught communications in the Baltimore County Adult Education program and taught drama at the Cultural Arts Institute in Baltimore, St. Mark Parochial School and Catonsville Recreation Center. She also taught speaking, reading and writing to immigrants and senior citizens at Catonsville High School from 1990 to 1991.

She performed with several local theatrical groups, including the Vagabond Players in Fells Point, the Avalon Theater Company in Arbutus and the Fells Point Corner Theater.

Ms. Goering retired from Pumpkin Theater this summer because of failing health.

The former Margy Rickert was born in Canton, Ohio, and earned her bachelor's degree in 1951 from Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio. In 1979, she earned a master's degree in theater from Wichita State University.

Her marriage to Milton Goering ended in divorce.

A memorial gathering will be held today at the home of her daughter, Susan Goering of Catonsville.

She is also survived by four sons, David Goering of Lawrence, Kan., Mark Goering of Modesto, Calif., Dean Goering of Kansas City, Mo., and Steven Goering of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Charles R. Rickert of Saratoga, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

J. Howard Creswell Sr., a retired automobile salesman and former Perry Hall resident, died Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla., after being injured in an automobile accident. He was 79.

Mr. Creswell, who lived in Perry Hall from 1988 to 1992, began his career in the early 1950s selling cars for Belair Road Chevrolet.

While living in Mount Pleasant, in Frederick County, in the early 1960s, he established Creswell Chevrolet in Mount Airy. He sold the business in 1965.

He worked for several other Baltimore-area auto dealers until retiring in 1990. He moved to Merritt Island, Fla., in 1992.

Mr. Creswell was born and raised in Magnolia and attended Harford County public schools until the eighth grade, when he left to help support his family. During World War II, he was a civilian baker aboard Army troop ships under the U.S. Maritime Commission.

In 1945, he married Frances Hokemeyer, who died in 1995.

He was a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kingsville and at the time of his death was a member Faith Lutheran Church in Merritt Island.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 3 in Baltimore and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Frederick.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lassahan Funeral Home, 11750 Belair Road in Kingsville.

He is survived by two sons, John H. Creswell Jr. of Keymar and Herman C. Creswell of Frederick; three daughters, Brenda Sue Creswell of Fryeburg, Maine, Elsie Marie Torkelson of Walla-Walla, Wash., and Mary M. Schlachter of Mays Landing, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Margaret Ellen Kastigar, 97, Westminster homemaker

Margaret Ellen Kastigar, a homemaker and longtime Westminster resident, died Thursdayof heart failure at the Deer Park Manor Nursing Home in Westminster. She was 97.

A native of Lincoln, Neb., the former Margaret Langdon married John Kastigar in 1926. The couple moved to Baltimore in about 1930 and to Westminster in 1964. Mr. Kastigar died in 1983.

She was a member of the Hillsdale Homemakers Club and St. John's Catholic Church on the first block of Monroe St. in Westminster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church at 11 a.m. Monday.

Mrs. Kastigar is survived by a son, John Joseph Kastigar Jr. of Westminster; a daughter, Margaret Mary DiPaula of Westminster; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Pub Date: 9/13/97

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