Edward R. Waterfield, 60, Carling brewery workerEdward R...

May 16, 1999

Edward R. Waterfield, 60, Carling brewery worker

Edward R. Waterfield, a retired brewery worker and a car lover who developed a fondness for fishing in his retirement, died Thursday of cancer at his Pasadena home. He was 60.

Mr. Waterfield, who lived in Pasadena for nearly three decades, worked for 37 years at the Carling National Brewery in Arbutus.

Born in Richmond, Va., and raised in Baltimore, he served in the Navy in the 1950s on an aircraft carrier.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Barranco & Sons funeral home at 495 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.

He is survived by his wife, Carole Waterfield; two sons, Charles G. Waterfield of Pasadena and Edward R. Waterfield Jr. of Arbutus; four daughters, Carin Lyn Siebers of Pasadena, Eleanor "Sis" Helmick of Essex, Jeanice J. Waterfield of Essex and Wanda Lee Albright of Rosedale; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Gerard A. Kreusinger, 82, owned fuel oil company

Gerard A. Kreusinger, a former owner of S&K Oil Co. and a World War II veteran, died Thursday of cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He was 82 and a 50-year resident of Hampden.

After many years with the Hampden fuel oil company, Mr. Kreusinger retired in 1995 and closed the business.

Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a graduate of city schools.

During World War II, he was a sharpshooter and machine gunner with Company B, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Army. He participated in the Ardennes and Rhineland campaigns and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of private. His decorations included the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.

He enjoyed golfing at Clifton Park.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, 1008 W. 37th St. in Hampden.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Ruby Smallwood; and several nieces and nephews.

Thomas Shofer, 89, furniture salesman

Thomas Shofer, who sold furniture at his family's southern Baltimore store for more than 50 years, died Monday of renal failure at Levindale Rehabilitation Center. He was 89 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Shofer attended city public schools and was a 1927 graduate of City College. He studied at the University of Maryland's School of Pharmacy for two years but did not earn a degree.

He ran a small restaurant for a time before joining his father and brothers as a salesman in the family business, now known as Shofer's Furniture Co., in the 900 block of S. Charles St. He retired three years ago.

He was married to the former Margaret Elaine McLaughlin for 37 years. She died this year.

During World War II, he was in the Army and was stationed in Waco, Texas.

A lifelong Orioles fan, Mr. Shofer had full season tickets and attended most home games.

He was a member of Beth Jacob Congregation.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Sol Levinson and Bros.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mary Sue Bargar, 59, school bus driver

Mary Sue Bargar of Annapolis, a retired Anne Arundel County school bus driver, died of emphysema Friday at Anne Arundel Medical Center a week after her 59th birthday.

Born in Morgantown, W.Va., the former Mary Sue Creel was raised in the Baltimore area, attended Glen Burnie High School and lived in Crownsville for 35 years. She drove a school bus for about 20 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Road in Gambrills.

She is survived by three sons, Joseph A. Bargar Jr. of Annapolis and Keith A. Bargar and Steven B. Bargar, both of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Joy Elizabeth Bargar of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, John L. Creel of Stevensville and Kenneth H. Creel of Centreville; and her mother, Roselma Hanning of Key Largo, Fla.

Catherine M. Sweeney, 92, former Red Cross volunteer

Catherine M. Sweeney, a former Red Cross volunteer who displayed her gardening, cooking and decorating skills at home, died Friday of congestive heart failure at College Manor in Lutherville. She was 92.

Mrs. Sweeney, a longtime resident of Homeland, was a member of the Christ Child Society and the Catholic Evidence League, and was an early member of the Mother Seton House on Paca Street.

Born in Hicksville, N.Y., the former Catherine McGonigle graduated from St. Francis Academy in Brooklyn and attended the Columbia School of Journalism. She married Army officer Bernard J. Sweeney in 1942, and the couple moved to Lexington, Ky., where she volunteered as a nurse's aide for the Red Cross during World War II. Mr. Sweeney died last year.

She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 5500 York Road in Baltimore, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by a daughter, Sheila Sweeney Peter of Baltimore; and a grandson, Thomas Galvin Peter Jr. of Baltimore.

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