Margaret E. Kramer, 81, occupational health nurse...

March 26, 2000

Margaret E. Kramer, 81, occupational health nurse

Margaret E. Kramer, an occupational health nurse at the Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. distillery for nearly four decades, died Wednesday of lymphoma at her Westminster home. She was 81.

A registered nurse, Miss Kramer for 38 years was an occupational health nurse at the Relay facility that has been known since 1939 as the Calvert Distillery. She retired in 1982.

For the past 18 years, Miss Kramer had organized Red Cross blood drives, as she had done while she worked at Seagram's. She was also president of the company's retirees club at her death.

She had been chairwoman of the Occupational Nurses Section of the Maryland Nurses Association, the Catholic Nurses Guild and the Industrial Nurses Section of the Maryland Nurses Association.

The former longtime Bowleys Quarters resident moved to Westminster in 1996. She was born and reared in Ellicott City, where she graduated from Trinity Preparatory School. She earned her nursing degree from St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing and was active in the school's alumni association.

She was a former member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Middle River, and had been a governor of the Maryland chapter of the International Federation of Catholic Alumnae.

She was a communicant and volunteer at St. John's Roman Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St. in Westminster, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by a sister, Helen V. Kramer of Westminster; and several nephews and nieces.

H. Robert Nagel, 56, finance executive

H. Robert Nagel, retired president of Peterson, Powell & Heather Inc. Auto Finance Corp. and a former Stoneleigh resident, died Thursday of esophageal cancer at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He was 56.

Mr. Nagel, a resident of Haverford, Pa., at the time of his death, retired in 1998 from PHH's Auto Finance Corp. headquarters in Mount Laurel, N.J.

A certified public accountant, he began his career in the Baltimore office of Deloitte & Touche, an accounting firm, in 1969.

In 1976, Mr. Nagel was appointed assistant controller at PHH's Hunt Valley headquarters. From 1978 to 1986, he was chief financial officer of PHH Homequity (now Cendant Mobility) in Wilton, Conn. He was named president of PHH Mortgage Corp. and senior vice president of PHH Corp. in 1986, and became president of PHH Auto Finance Corp. in 1996.

He was a former member of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore and the Merchants Club.

He was a member of the board of the Federal National Mortgage Association. A baseball fan, he was also a member of the board of the Major League Baseball Players Alumnae Association. He was a patron of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Ballet.

He enjoyed riding roller coasters, a hobby he shared with his son, and was a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts.

Mr. Nagel was born in Detroit and reared in Dallas, where he graduated from high school. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration from Southern Methodist University.

He was a communicant of Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, Pa., where a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Karen Rueter; and a son, Alexander R. v.S. Nagel, and a daughter, Caroline J. v.S. Nagel, both of Haverford.

Sandra W. Tomlinson, 57, educator and activist

Sandra W. Tomlinson, dean of instruction and chief academic officer at Cecil Community College who was active in women's affairs, died Wednesday of cancer at the home of her sister in Salisbury. The North East resident was 57.

Ms. Tomlinson, who had been an administrator at the community college in North East since 1991, was acting president of the college during the fall of 1998.

She was a founding member and the first chairwoman of the Cecil County Commission for Women in 1998. Also that year, Gov. Parris N. Glendening appointed her to the Maryland Commission for Women.

She was the Maryland delegate to the Non-Governmental Organization Forum for Women, which held its conference in Beijing in 1995. In 1991, she represented the state at the first Japanese-American Grass Roots Summit Conference, in Tokyo.

Before coming to Maryland, she was assistant dean of instruction in the humanities division at Galveston College in Texas from 1987 until 1991. Earlier, she was a professor of English at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, from 1971 to 1987.

Born Sandra Wolfe in Midland, Texas, she earned her bachelor's degree in 1964 and her master's degree in 1965, both from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She earned her doctorate in American literature from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971.

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