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Funeral Services Underway For Former Maryland Governor

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An honor guard leads the procession of former Gov. William Schaefer's casket into the state house.
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An honor guard leads the procession of former Gov. William Schaefer's casket into the state house.

In 1994, Juanita Cage-Lewis was working in Annapolis when she received word that her mother's health was rapidly deteriorating. Her mother lived in Cumberland, four hours away. At the same time, a storm hit Maryland, closing major roads and stopping Cage-Lewis from being at her mother's bedside.

Schaefer learned of this, and made sure that a state trooper drove Cage-Lewis to be with her mom.

"The following year my mother passed away, and I got a note from the governor," Cage-Lewis says. "And it has always been within my heart and my family. See, he took the time to take care of someone he didn't know."

Schaefer's temper was also legendary, though many times he used it for calculated effect.

Betty Glasgow, who now lives on the Eastern Shore, worked in Schaefer's legislative office when he was governor. He famously used harsh words describing the region, once vulgarly likening the Eastern Shore to an outhouse.

"He might have meant them, but I still liked him," Glasgow says.

Monday evening and all day Tuesday, Schaefer will lie in repose at Baltimore City Hall. Before becoming governor, he served four terms as the city's mayor, during which he spearheaded the redevelopment of the Inner Harbor.

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