Charles T. Hufnagel, 44, CSX locomotive engineer...

July 27, 2000

Charles T. Hufnagel, 44, CSX locomotive engineer

Charles Thomas Hufnagel, a locomotive engineer for CSX Corp., died of an aneurysm Sunday while hunting in Taneytown. He was 44 and lived in Westminster.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Hufnagel - known as "Chuck" - graduated from Catonsville High School in 1973.

At age 19, he became a locomotive engineer for the railroad company, following the career path of his father, the late Charles Herbert Hufnagel Jr., and his grandfather.

In 1980, he married Diana Beth Kloby of Catonsville.

Mr. Hufnagel was an avid fisherman and hunter, and bred a national champion Jack Russell terrier. He died while hunting with his dog, family members said.

He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Local 97.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Jennifer Anne Hufnagel and Matthew Carl Hufnagel, both of Westminster; his mother, Patricia Anne Tobin Day, and stepfather, Seth Day, both of Melbourne, Fla.; a brother, Mark Evans Hufnagel of Westminster; a sister, Mary Anne Sturgill of Ellicott City; and several nieces and nephews.

Kathryn L. Siver, 85, secretary, homemaker

Kathryn L. Siver, a native of Baltimore, died July 24 of cancer at Viewtop Hospice in Clearwater, Fla. She was 85 and lived in Clearwater.

The former Kathryn Moesta married Dr. Robert Siver, an internist, in 1936.

She was his secretary and receptionist for the more than 40 years he practiced, first at Union Memorial Hospital and then on North Charles Street.

Dr. Siver died in 1972.

In her time away from the practice, she was a homemaker.

"When she wasn't helping him, she was taking care of us," said a daughter, Carole Barber of Mount Airy.

Mrs. Siver was a volunteer in food service at Union Memorial Hospital for more than 10 years.

Sewing and playing the piano were among Mrs. Siver's favorite hobbies. She also had been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baltimore since her childhood.

About three years ago, she left Baltimore and moved to Clearwater, where she joined Rogate Lutheran Church.

A memorial service will be held July 29 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Siver is survived by another daughter, Robin E. Snyder of Clearwater; and three granddaughters.

Alva Kirchenbauer, 71, secretary at W. R. Grace

Alva Kirchenbauer, a retired chemical company secretary, died Sunday of complications of heart disease at North Arundel Hospital. She was 71 and lived in Stevensville.

She retired in 1984 from W. R. Grace Chemical Co., where she was an executive secretary at the Curtis Bay plant. She had held a similar position at the old VanSant Dugdale advertising agency.

The former Alva McDairmant was born in Baltimore and attended Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School.

In 1949, she married Irvin F. Diegel, who died in 1978. In 1984 she moved to Stevensville, where she married George William Kirchenbauer. He died in 1994.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 106 Shamrock Road, Chester.

She is survived by two sons, Irvin F. Diegel and Michael J. Diegel, both of Baltimore; two daughters, Shirley A. Lamb of Severn and Donna M. Johnson of Glen Burnie; a sister, Frances Ferrin of Berlin; and three grandchildren.

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