Margaret J. Wirth, 95, homemakerMargaret J. Wirth, a...

September 22, 1998

Margaret J. Wirth, 95, homemaker

Margaret J. Wirth, a Baltimore homemaker, died of leukemia )) Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 95.

Born in Punxsutawney, Pa., the former Margaret Julia Soltas came to Baltimore in 1921 to care for a sick sister. She met and married Charles Wirth, who died in 1969.

An ardent reader of history, Mrs. Wirth also enjoyed needlework, and taught her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren cooking and sewing.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 1809 Vista Lane, Timonium.

She is survived by three daughters, Dolly Polk of Toms River, N.J., Dorothy Heiderman of Phoenix and Marguerite Gessler of Sparks; three sisters, Anna Raivel, Helene Hipsley and Madge Soltas, all of Baltimore; a brother, Ted Soltas of Florida; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Louis B. Bachman, 51, auto mechanic, store clerk

Louis Burton Bachman, a store clerk and former auto mechanic, died Thursday of unknown causes at his Severn home. He was 51.

The Baltimore native graduated from Merganthaler Vocational-Technical High School and worked as an auto mechanic for about 20 years. He then was a salesman at home improvement stores before becoming a clerk at the Royal Farm store in Severn last year.

A memorial service is set for 5: 30 p.m. tomorrow at Glen Burnie United Methodist Church, 5 Second Ave., S.E.

He is survived by his wife, the former Melinda Stewart, whom he married in 1979; a son, Louis B. Bachman Jr. of Glen Burnie; two daughters, Chynna Lynn Gentry of Severna Park and Brandi Renee Bachman of Severn; and seven grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/22/98

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