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O’Malley calls Schaefer Md.’s “indomitable statesman”

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says William Donald Schaefer loved the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland “with great exuberance” because there was nothing more important to him than the people he served.

The governor ordered state flags to be lowered immediately Monday evening to half-staff to mark Schaefer’s death.

Aides to the former governor say he will lie in repose April 25 at the State House in Annapolis and April 26 at the rotunda of Baltimore City Hall and his funeral will be held April 27 at Old St. Paul’s Church in Baltimore. He will be buried at the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium.

O’Malley, like Schaefer, has been mayor of Baltimore and governor. He says Schaefer “demonstrated an unrelenting drive to make Maryland a better place.”