Maria F. Schlicht, 98, housekeeper, music lover

June 24, 2005

Maria F. Schlicht, a former housekeeper and longtime Greenland Beach resident, died of heart failure Wednesday at Cranberry Cottage, a Glen Burnie assisted-living facility. She was 98.

Maria Jaeger was born and raised in Bruchsal, Germany, and in 1927 immigrated to St. Louis, where she became a housekeeper for August A. Busch Sr., president of Anheuser-Busch Inc. After moving to Baltimore in 1929, she continued working as a housekeeper until 1938.

She was married in 1931 to Otto F. Schlicht, also a German immigrant, who for 40 years had captained U.S. Public Health Service tugboats berthed at the old quarantine station at Hawkins Point. He died in 1988.

A 74-year resident of Greenland Beach in Anne Arundel County, Mrs. Schlicht enjoyed flower gardening, listening to classical music and attending the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She was also an accomplished needleworker.

Mrs. Schlicht had been a 61-year member of Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Stony Creek.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Road in Pasadena.

Survivors include a son, Otto Paul Schlicht of Greenland Beach; a daughter, Loretta E. Geisler of Pasadena; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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