Albert I. Pressman, 89, GM auto workerAlbert I. Pressman...

September 17, 1999

Albert I. Pressman, 89, GM auto worker

Albert I. Pressman, a retired General Motors Corp. auto worker and older brother of longtime Baltimore comptroller Hyman Pressman -- died Sept. 10 from complications of an infection at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 89.

Until his 1970 retirement, Mr. Pressman worked for 20 years for Chevrolet at General Motors' Broening Highway facility. He was also a member of the United Auto Workers union.

Born in New York City, he was raised near Baltimore Street and Central Avenue. In 1937, he married the former Adelaide Meyer, who died in 1973. His brother, Hyman, died in 1996.

A graduate of city public schools, Mr. Pressman was an amateur boxer who claimed the South Atlantic amateur heavyweight crown in 1935 and 1936. After retiring, Mr. Pressman moved to Fort Myers, Fla. He returned to Pikesville in 1994.

He was a member of Pimlico Road Synagogue. Services were held Monday.

He is survived by a son, Ivan B. Pressman; a daughter, Mary S. Pressman, both of Pikesville; and a granddaughter.

Sister Mary Margaret, 85, spiritual center founder

Sister Mary Margaret Burger, a nurse and founder of Bon Secours Spiritual Center, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Bon Secours Marian Hall at the order's motherhouse in Marriottsville. She was 85.

In 1969, Sister Margaret established Bon Secours Spiritual Center on the grounds of the provincial house in Marriottsville and served as its director for nine years.

Born Mary Angela Burger in Detroit, she was a graduate of parochial schools. She entered the Congregation of Bon Secours in 1932 and graduated from Bon Secours School of Nursing in 1937.

She worked at hospitals in Darby, Pa., and Detroit. She returned to Catholic University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Catholic University of America in Washington.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at the provincial house in Marriottsville. She is survived by several half brothers and half sisters.

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