Louis E. Setren, 82, printer for The Sun

October 10, 2002

Louis E. Setren, who worked as a printer at The Sun for more than 30 years, died of liver failure Monday at his Pikesville home. He was 82.

Born and raised on Wolfe Street in East Baltimore, Mr. Setren attended city public schools. As a young man, he was a member of the Hebrew Young Men's Association and Jewish Educational Alliance, and wrestled with the Allied Club.

During World War II, he attained the rank of staff sergeant while serving in the Army Air Forces.

A Linotype operator, Mr. Setren came to work in the composing room of The Sun in 1960, and for many years was associated with the composition of the newspaper's TV Week. He retired in 1991.

Mr. Setren was a longtime member of Chizuk Amuno Congregation, where he attended services daily. He enjoyed helping recent Jewish immigrants from Russia get settled in Baltimore, family members said.

An avid handyman, he spent hours in his basement workshop on home improvement projects and fixing broken televisions. He also liked reading.

In 1945, he married Sylvia A. Lubarsky, who died in 1997.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey N. Setren of Owings Mills; two daughters, Ruth Green and Marcie A. Zisow, both of Pikesville; three brothers, Abe Setren, Henry Setren and Teddy Setren, all of Pikesville; a sister, Esther Cohen of Pikesville; 11 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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