M. Virginia Rupprecht, 87, homemaker, golfer M...

February 25, 2002

M. Virginia Rupprecht, 87, homemaker, golfer

M. Virginia Rupprecht, a homemaker and avid golfer, died of a stroke Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center.

She was 87 and a resident of Oak Crest Village retirement community in Parkville.

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

In 1938, Mary Virginia Meyer married George Walter Rupprecht, who died in 1993.

She lived in the Towson area and was active in several groups. She was a president of Greenbrier Garden Club and Longview Women's Golf Association. She took up golf in her 40s, golfed frequently at Longview and enjoyed playing into her 80s.

She was a seamstress and designed clothes and home furnishings, such as draperies and slipcovers.

Services will be at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, at 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by three sons, Dr. George Rupprecht Jr. of Glen Arm, Henry Rupprecht of Jefferson and William "Wink" Rupprecht of Timonium; one daughter, Mary Carroll Peters of Cockeysville; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

William L. Mayhew, 69, carpenter for schools

William L. Mayhew, a carpenter who worked for Baltimore County public schools, died of cancer Wednesday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He was 69 and lived in McCoole, Allegany County.

Born in Elk Garden, W.Va., he was raised in West Virginia and moved as a young man to Baltimore, where he attended local schools.

He served in the Army during the Korean War and returned to Baltimore to work as a carpenter after his discharge.

He did finishing and framing work on construction projects throughout the city.

He worked for several years as a carpenter for Baltimore County public schools before he retired in 1980.

Services are at 10 a.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Annette Norris Mayhew of McCoole; three sons, Thomas Mayhew of Baltimore, Joseph Mayhew of Pasadena and Steven Mayhew of Falling Waters, W.Va.; two daughters, Arlene Wood and Diane Mayhew, both of Baltimore; a brother, Roy Mayhew of Westernport; and 10 grandchildren.

Margaret H. Sagerholm, 73, sold antiques, real estate

Margaret Herrlich Sagerholm, who operated an antiques shop, sold real estate and traveled the world as the wife of a naval officer, died Friday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Brightwood Center in Brooklandville, where she had lived for eight years. She was 73.

Born Margaret Herrlich in Baltimore, she grew up in Forest Park and was a 1946 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame.

She married James A. Sagerholm in 1952, the day after he graduated from the Naval Academy.

During the next 33 years, she followed her husband's assignments and traveled throughout the world with him. He rose to the rank of vice admiral.

From 1976 to 1977, she traveled throughout South America with her husband, who at the time served as commander of the South Atlantic Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

When her husband retired from the Navy in 1985, the couple moved to Rectortown, Va., and lived there until 1993, when they returned to Baltimore.

While living in Honolulu in the 1960s, she was president of Pearl Harbor Submarine Officer's Wives Club and served as president of the parish council at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.

From 1971 to 1975, while her husband was stationed at the Pentagon, she worked as a real estate agent in Potomac.

She was interested in English pottery, china and antiques, and in 1987, she opened an antiques shop in Middleburg, Va. She closed it in 1990 when she learned that she had Alzheimer's disease.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church in Cockeysville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Lisa Sagerholm-Hunter of Severna Park, A. Denise Sagerholm of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Jeannine Murphy of Atlanta, Ga.; and two sisters, Alice Kelly of Timonium and Dorothy Furlong of Deland, Fla. A son, Marine Capt. Mark C. Sagerholm, a 1983 Naval Academy graduate, was killed in an aircraft accident in 1987.

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