Frederick V. Holter, 72, sales manager, veteran

July 16, 2002

Frederick Vernon Holter, a retired sales manager who enjoyed bridge, died of heart failure Saturday at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown. The Reisterstown resident was 72.

He was born in Baltimore and raised on North Charles Street. He was a 1947 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School.

Mr. Holter worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad before enlisting in the Army in 1951. He served as an administrative assistant to a general and was discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1953.

He returned to the B&O, where he worked in Baltimore as an accountant in the railroad's coal traffic department. After earning his bachelor's degree in business administration at the Johns Hopkins University in 1964, he went to work for Circular Advertising Corp. He retired in 1989.

He was an avid bridge player and had been a communicant and lay reader at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church.

His marriage to the former Mary Lu Mercer ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave.

Mr. Holter is survived by his wife of 13 years, the former Shirley Roelecke; a son, Christopher L. Holter of Ruxton; a daughter, Susan Holter Reynolds of San Diego; a stepdaughter, Christine Ames of Catonsville; nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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