Catherine Belt Wagner, 73, calligrapher, volunteer...

May 09, 2000

Catherine Belt Wagner, 73, calligrapher, volunteer

Catherine Key Belt Wagner, a calligrapher and longtime volunteer, died Sunday of lung cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 73.

The Roland Park resident previously had lived for many years in Green Spring Valley.

A self-employed calligrapher, she worked at home, lettering wedding invitations, awards and party invitations.

She was a trustee of Greater Baltimore Medical Center and a member of the Women's Hospital Board.

She had been a board member of the now-defunct Hospital for the Women of Maryland in Bolton Hill. The institution merged with Presbyterian Hospital to create Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She also had been a member of the hospital's annual Nearly New Sale, which raises funds for GBMC.

Mrs. Wagner also served on the T. Rowe Price Scholarship Committee.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling and reading.

Born Catherine Key Belt in Baltimore, she graduated from Stuart Hall, a preparatory school in Staunton, Va. She made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon in 1944.

In 1953, she married Charles Webb Wagner Sr., who died last year.

She was a former member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.

Mrs. Wagner was an active communicant of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane in Owings Mills, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by a son, Charles Webb Wagner Jr. of Lutherville; two daughters, Anne Dulany Wagner Brown of Ellicott City and Catherine Key Wagner of Baltimore; two sisters, Peggy B. Turner-Speed and May B. Koch, both of Roland Park; and four grandchildren.

Matthew L. Robinson, 60, correctional system chief

Matthew Leverne Robinson, a retired state correctional system manager and a founder of a medical support group, died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 60 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

He retired as manager of the pre-release unit at the Maryland House of Correction. During his 27 years of state service, he also worked at the old Montebello State Hospital, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Education and Coppin State College.

A volunteer with the American Lung Association, he started a sarcoidosis support group in Baltimore.

The Baltimore native graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in 1957 and earned a bachelor of science degree from Coppin State in 1970 and a master's degree from the University of Maryland in 1972.

He served in the Army beginning in 1959.

He enjoyed painting, writing, singing and decorating.

He was a member of First Apostolic Faith Church, 27 S. Caroline St., where services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

He is survived by two sons, Roddrick Robinson and Mark Robinson, and a daughter, Rojeria Robinson, all of Baltimore; three sisters, Ernestine Mitchell of Hercules, Calif., and Gladys Guy and Theresa R. Rodgers, both of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Charles M. Schneider, 87, Maryland Cup manager

Charles M. Schneider, who was manager of traffic services for Maryland Cup Corp., died Saturday of a heart attack at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. He was 87 and lived in Cockeysville.

The former 46-year Towson resident had lived in Cockeysville since 1986.

Mr. Schneider retired in 1977 from Maryland Cup in Owings Mills, where he had been traffic manager for 15 years. He had been assistant traffic manager from 1933 to 1962 for Revere Copper and Brass Co. in Baltimore.

He was born in East Baltimore and graduated from City College and the Baltimore College of Commerce, where he studied traffic.

In 1940, he married Evelyn Kochanski, who survives him.

He was an active member of St. Andrews Evangelical Lutheran Church in Towson.

Services for Mr. Schneider will be held at 2 p.m. today at Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

He is also survived by a brother, John Schneider of Towson; two sisters, Marie Adkins and Ruth Schott, both of Baltimore; and two nephews.

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