Gene M. Rowe, 78, founded lamp shade storeGene M. Rowe...

December 19, 1997

Gene M. Rowe, 78, founded lamp shade store

Gene M. Rowe, founder and owner of a Roland Park lamp shade store, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 11 at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The Roland Park resident was 78.

Mrs. Rowe operated the House of Shades on Deepdene Road from 1957 until the time of her death.

The former Gene Miller graduated from the old Greenwood School on North Charles Street in 1937 and the next year married Joseph E. Rowe Jr., who died in 1972.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Maryland Historical Society and the Woman's Club of Roland Park.

She was a communicant of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., where services were held Saturday.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan R. Gatchell of Ruxton and Dale R. Leand of Barrington, R.I.; a sister, Carolyn M. Swope of Easton; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

Robert C. Weimer, 82, machinist

Robert C. Weimer, a retired machinist, died of pneumonia Dec. 9 in a Tallahassee, Fla. hospital. The former Bengies resident was 82.

Mr. Weimer, who moved to Florida in 1995, worked at Crown Cork & Seal Co. in East Baltimore for 36 years and retired in 1980.

The native of Shamokin, Pa., graduated from high school there and moved to Baltimore during World War II.

He was active in Masonic affairs and was a member of Jephthah Lodge No. 222 A. F. & A. M.

In 1957, he married Olive Mae King, who died in 1992.

Services were held Dec. 12.

He is survived by three sons, Lester C. Weimer of Panacea, Fla., and Robert Weimer and William Weimer, both of Baltimore; a brother, Elwood Weimer of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Pub Date: 12/19/97

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