4-26-11: Your Memories of William Donald Schaefer
William Donald Schaefer, aged 89, died a week ago. After low-key ceremonies and public viewing in the State House rotunda in Annapolis yesterday, a motorcade carried his flag-draped casket to the city he loved, through his old neighborhood and past some of the significant spots that testify to his energy as mayor.
Yesterday evening his remains arrived at City Hall, where the public can pay their respects until 9 this evening.
Attorney Steven Bers interned in city hall in the 1970s, when William Schaefer was mayor. He speaks about how the mayor dealt with letters from constituents.
Nancy Daily, who currently lives in Mount Washington, served as a nurse at Mercy Hospital for 40 years. Her interaction with the mayor occurred in the 80s, when she called City Hall about a pothole — and received a very unique response.
And retired environmental scientist Tom Krug of Mount Vernon speaks about how he looked William Schaefer’s number up in the phone book in the late 1990s to ask him to run for the office of comptroller.
Do YOU have a memory of Governor Schaefer that you’d like to share? If so, let us know at 410-881-3162. Or email us at md-morning@wypr-dot-org. Or, you know, comment.