Carl V. Strein, 58, salesman, painting contractorCarl V...

October 22, 1998

Carl V. Strein, 58, salesman, painting contractor

Carl V. Strein, a former salesman and painting contractor, died Monday of a heart attack at his Bel Air home. He was 58.

Mr. Strein taught at the old Benjamin Franklin Junior High School and Northwestern High from 1962 to 1969. He then became a salesman and was director of sales and marketing at Sweetheart Cup Co. from 1971 to 1988.

He was director of personnel for Mars Super Markets Inc. from 1988 to 1991, when he became a painting contractor, operating from his home. He retired last year.

The Baltimore native graduated from City College in 1958 and Western Maryland College in 1962.

Mr. Strein enjoyed attending operas and plays, and was a member of Cedarwood Homeowners Association and founder and past president of the International Customer Service Association.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Bel Air, Main Street and Broadway.

He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Meineke, whom he married in 1962; a son, Stefan Strein of Baltimore; a daughter, Elizabeth Rothmeyer of Summerville, S.C.; his father, Carl W. Strein of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, Neal Strein of Freeland; and two grandchildren.

Sister Mary Reparatrix Febles, 80, dietitian for her order

Sister Mary Reparatrix Febles, O.S.P., a dietitian for the Oblate Sisters of Providence, died Sunday of heart failure at Mount Providence Convent Health Care Center. She was 80.

Sister Reparatrix celebrated 50 years as a nun in August.

She was born Caridad Febles in Havana and graduated from schools there. After graduating from a sewing academy, she worked in the garment industry, making men's suits, until she entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1948. She professed her vows in 1951.

She was the dietitian at the order's former St. Frances Convent motherhouse on East Chase Street from 1951 to 1953 and then held similar positions in Cuba; Charleston, S.C.; St. Francis Xavier Convent in Baltimore; and last- ly at the order's Catonsville motherhouse. She retired in 1989.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 7: 30 p.m. today in the chapel of Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent, 701 Gun Road, Catonsville.

She is survived by a sister, Ofelia Febles Ruiz of Havana; and a niece.

John William Smoke, 78, automotive mechanic

John William Smoke, a retired auto mechanic, died Monday of lung failure at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore. The Canton resident was 78.

The Virginia native served in the Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1946 during World War II and then moved to Canton.

He was an automotive mechanic at the General Motors Corp. plant in Baltimore from 1947 to 1977.

In 1956, he married Francis Dabroski, who died in the 1960s.

For many years, he was a communicant of St. Casimir Roman Catholic Church, O'Donnell Street and Kenwood Avenue, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 2 p.m. today.

He is survived by two brothers, Paul E. Smoke and Holmes Smoke; and four sisters, Sherry Kirby, Jean Testerman, Elizabeth May Walden and Lucy Smoke. All are of Virginia.

John T. Harris, 75, merchant seaman

John T. "Johnny" Harris, who had been a merchant seaman in Baltimore for 20 years, died Oct. 8 of heart failure while living in New York. He was 75.

The native of Halifax County, N.C., came to Baltimore as a child and was educated in city public schools. He entered the merchant marine in 1944 and served until 1964. He later moved to New York.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Arbutus Memorial Park, 1101 Sulphur Spring Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Harriet Haines, whom he married in the late 1950s; a daughter, Helen Delores Hughes of Baltimore; a stepson, Emile Haines on New York; and two granddaughters.

Pub Date: 10/22/98

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