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Ellicott City church dedicates plaque to Schaefer

Monday - 6/27/2011, 7:22am  ET

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - A small church in Ellicott City has dedicated a plaque to the late Gov. William Donald Schaefer, who worshipped there for six years and remembered it in his last will and testament.

It was revealed last month in the former governor and Baltimore mayor's will that Schaefer had left Gary Memorial United Methodist Church $10,000. Schaefer stopped attending the church regularly in 2002, but sent gifts and donations until his death.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the small gold plaque is on a pew four rows back on the far right side of the nave, which was Schaefer's usual seat.

Schaefer's pew was empty during Sunday's dedication at the church, which remembered him as "a simple man of simple faith."

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com


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