Lee A. Markel, 71, managed a jewelry storeLee A. Markel...

November 10, 1998

Lee A. Markel, 71, managed a jewelry store

Lee A. Markel, who was in sales and managed a store for S & N Katz Jewelers, died Saturday of cancer at his Abingdon home. He was 71.

He joined the Baltimore jewelry company in 1966, worked in sales in the Light Street and Charles Street stores, and managed the Howard Street store. He retired last year from the Hunt Valley Mall store.

He previously worked for U.S. Jewelers and Howard C. Heiss Jewelers, both in Baltimore.

The Shadyside native was raised in West Baltimore and graduated from Polytechnic Institute. He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. today at Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 W. MacPhail Road in Bel Air.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Beverly M. Arnold; two sons, Bryan Lee Markel of Perry Hall and Keith Albert Markel of Westminster; a daughter, Vicki M. Ferguson of White Marsh; a sister, Mary Linda Gooding of Harford County; and seven grandchildren.

Mary Agnes Stouffer, 85, homemaker, sales associate

Mary Agnes Stouffer, a homemaker and former sales associate, died Sunday in her sleep at Long Green Center in Baltimore. She was 85.

She lived in Idlewylde for years before she moved to the nursing home last year.

She was a sales associate at Stewart & Co.'s department store on York Road from the 1960s until the early 1970s.

For many years, she was a member of Gregory Memorial Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore. She was a charter member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Timonium in the early 1990s.

The former Mary Agnes O'Laughlin was a Baltimore native who graduated from Eastern High School and Strayer Business College.

In 1931, she married Herbert C. Stouffer and during World War II, while he was in the service, managed his hay, grain and feed business at Campbell Lane and York Road. Mr. Stouffer, who founded and was president of Modern Movers, a moving company, died in 1978.

Services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road in Rodgers Forge.

She is survived by a son, Dr. Douglas E. Stouffer of Rodgers Forge; two daughters, Mary Jane Thomas of Rodgers Forge and Lura Mae Wolf of Kent Island; a brother, Mausby O'Loughlin of Govans; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Alexander J. Gretes, 79, medical institute official

Alexander J. Gretes, retired executive associate director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services, died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. The Timonium resident was 79.

The native of Norfolk, Va., was a 1941 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and served in the Army in military intelligence during World War II. After the war, he was active with the Army Reserve and attained the rank of colonel.

Returning to civilian life, Mr. Gretes worked in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. He joined the staff of the late R Adams Cowley, founder and director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems and the National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Services in 1973. He retired in 1983.

Mr. Gretes had been a member of the National Intelligence Study Center and published articles on emergency medical response.

A graveside service was held Saturday in Norfolk.

Survivors include his wife, the former Helen W. Vlangas; two sons, Dr. John A. Gretes of Charlotte, N.C., and William Gretes of Fallston; two brothers, Constantine J. Gretes and James J. Gretes, and three sisters, Constance J. Gretes, Helen G. Strawhand and Stella G. Foussekis, all of Norfolk; and a granddaughter.

Pub Date: 11/10/98

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