Donald G. Shields, 75, Mudge Paper Co. owner Donald G...

April 11, 2001

Donald G. Shields, 75, Mudge Paper Co. owner

Donald G. Shields, former owner of Mudge Paper Co., died Thursday after suffering a heart attack at his Orlando, Fla., home. He was 75 and had a second home in Ocean City.

He retired in 1992 as owner and president of Mudge Paper Co., a Southwest Baltimore company he had served for 46 years. He joined the firm in 1946 and had been a clerk, salesman and vice president for the company, which had branches in York, Pa., and Washington.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Ednor Gardens, he was a graduate of St. Bernard parochial school and City College.

He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant.

He was a member of the Litho Club, the Craftsman Club, the Timonium Rotary and the Knights of Columbus.

He collected antique automobiles, including a 1932 Chevrolet, a 1968 Cadillac convertible and a 1957 Chevrolet.

In 1948, he married Marjorie Peggy Meagher, who survives him.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Shields is planned at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson, where he had been an usher.

He also is survived by two daughters, Donna Vaughan of York and Deborah Hogan of Timonium; five granddaughters; and a great-grandson.

Marcia E. Scott, 87, purchasing clerk

Marcia E. Scott, a retired purchasing clerk, died Sunday of complications from a heart attack and pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 87 and had lived in Cedarcroft before moving to Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson three years ago.

For 43 years, Miss Scott was a purchasing clerk at Southern States Cooperative in South Baltimore. She retired in 1973.

Born in Baltimore, she was a 1931 graduate of Eastern High School.

She had been active in Second English and Holy Comforter Lutheran churches, where she played the piano and her sister, Rose E. Scott of Towson, sang or played the violin. The sisters lived together on Gittings Avenue in Cedarcroft for many years.

Miss Scott enjoyed reading and playing contract bridge, and belonged to several card clubs.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road.

Besides her sister, she is survived by cousins.

Samuel L. Grebow, 72, scientific business owner

Samuel Leonard "Len" Grebow, owner of a scientific supply business, died Monday at Sinai Hospital of complications of pneumonia and cancer. He was 72 and lived in Pikesville.

In 1963, Mr. Grebow founded Scientific Specialties Service in the basement of his Randallstown home, supplying Teflon containment products for cancer research. The firm is in Hanover, Anne Arundel County, employs 50 and serves the environmental research field. He was chief executive officer of the family-run enterprise.

Mr. Grebow also was a founding partner of Grebow Properties, a business that rehabilitates office buildings.

Mr. Grebow was born in Baltimore and raised on Garrison Avenue. He was graduate of Forest Park High School and the University of Baltimore law school.

He passed the Maryland state bar exam in 1958 with the second-best score, said his son Steven Grebow of Glenwood.

He served in the Army during the Korean War.

In 1958, he married Lorraine Weiner, who survives him.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

He also is survived by another son, Marc Grebow of Lutherville; a daughter, Aileen Bormel of Owings Mills; two brothers, Aaron Grebow and David Grebow, both of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

Charles H. Osborne, 72, construction firm owner

Charles H. Osborne, a construction company owner, died April 4 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- also known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- at his Dundalk home. He was 72.

He founded Dundalk Construction Co. in the 1960s and built houses and industrial buildings.

Born in Independence, Va., he attended public schools there.

From 1950 to 1952, he served in the Army and was stationed in West Germany.

He hunted deer and goose.

His marriage to the former Doreen Weaver ended in divorce.

Funeral services are private.

He is survived by a son, Dorman C. Osborne of Dundalk; a daughter, Charlene E. Osborne of Phoenix; a companion, Marlyn Lou Schneeman of Baltimore; four brothers, Ralph Osborne of West Grove, Pa., Frank Osborne of North East, David Osborne and Robert Osborne, both of Independence, Va.; and three sisters, Ava Ramey of Manassas, Va., Edith Delp of Independence and Mabel Whitaker of Sparta, N.C.

Helen G. Herrmann, 84, church secretary, homemaker

Helen G. Herrmann, secretary during the 1950s at Homestead United Methodist Church in Govans and a homemaker, died Monday of complications from a stroke at her daughter's Bel Air home. She was 84.

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