Charles L. Reuling, 84, Baltimore police officer...

November 22, 2001

Charles L. Reuling, 84, Baltimore police officer

Charles L. Reuling, a retired Baltimore police officer, died Sunday at St. Agnes HealthCare of complications from a fall. The Arbutus resident was 84.

Mr. Reuling was a patrolman for 22 years, with assignments in the Central District and Traffic Division before retiring in 1969. He was then a courier for Carrollton Bank for 10 years, retiring in 1984.

Born and raised in Southwest Baltimore, Mr. Reuling attended city public schools. He was a machinist for Koppers Co. during the 1930s and was a Baltimore firefighter for a year before joining the police in 1947.

He was a communicant and usher at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 2612 Wilkens Ave., where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

Mr. Reuling is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Eleanor Rowley; two sons, Charles T. Reuling of Sykesville and Michael M. Reuling of Ringwood, N.J.; a daughter, Bernadette M. Trcka of Reisterstown; a sister, Louise Harvey of Lansdowne; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Nicholas A. Burtscher, 95, real estate broker, coach

Nicholas A. Burtscher, a retired real estate broker, died of pulmonary disease Nov. 15 at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Stoneleigh. He was 95 and had lived most recently at Basilica Place in downtown Baltimore.

He retired 30 years ago from Burtscher Realty, a residential real estate firm he founded in 1940. He operated it from his homes, first on Ramona Avenue in Northeast Baltimore and later in Hamilton.

Born in Fostoria, Ohio, he was raised on Baltimore Street near Patterson Park, where he played and coached softball, baseball and soccer. He was a graduate of Calvert Hall College High School, where he coached in the early 1930s.

He was inducted into the Maryland Softball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Mr. Burtscher's marriage to the former Myrtle M. Hudgins ended in divorce.

Services were private.

He is survived by a son, James A. Burtscher of Carney; a daughter, Joan M. Moritz of Stoneleigh; and three grandchildren.

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