Mathilde Storck, 57, travel group volunteer

Deaths Elsewhere

September 10, 2001

Mathilde Storck, 57, travel group volunteer

Mathilde Storck, who volunteered for an organization that assisted airport travelers for a decade, died Friday of lung cancer at her Baltimore home. She was 57.

Born and raised in Munich, Germany, the former Mathilde Steigenberger moved to Baltimore in 1965, a year after marrying her husband, Denis, who was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army.

Once their three children were grown, Mrs. Storck began volun- teering in 1988 for Travelers Aid at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, where she assisted German-speaking travelers and others.

She spent a brief period as volunteer coordinator for the organization, leaving that post in late 1999 when Travelers Aid was no longer associated with the airport information booths.

Mrs. Storck also enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting and traveling throughout Germany and to other European countries.

She was also an animal lover and had two cats and a dog.

"She was a very strong person, no doubt about that," said her daughter, Monica Storck of Lutherville. "She took great pride in being German."

Funeral services will be held in Munich, but friends may call at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 28.

In addition to her husband and daughter, Mrs. Storck is survived by her parents, Josef and Eleanore Steigenberger of Munich; two sons, Tony Storck of Baltimore and Chris Storck of Highland, Ohio; and one grandson.


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