Monica S. McGeady Early radio worker

January 01, 1991

A mass of Christian burial for Monica S. McGeady, who left her native Cumberland to work during the early days of radio in New York City, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park.

Mrs. McGeady died Sunday of heart failure, complicated by osteoporosis, at her home in Severn Heights, where she had lived since 1947. She was 84.

In Cumberland, the former Monica Straub received an education in business from the nuns at the Ursuline Academy and went to New York in 1928, where she began as a Teletype operator and became manager of the Wall Street office at what became the Radio Corporation of America.

In 1931, she married Manus E. McGeady, an engineer for the Western Maryland Railway Co.,and moved with him to Baltimore, where she reared four sons and helped her husband to found the family's heavy marine construction company, Martin G. Imbach Inc., in 1944. Mr. McGeady died in 1968. Several children and grandchildren now run the business.

Mrs. McGeady had been active in the Ursuline Academy's alumni association and the Catholic Daughters of America.

Mrs. McGeady is survived by two brothers, Francis DePaul Staub of Richmond, Va., and C. Kirk Staub of Baltimore; four sons, Eamonn McGeady of Baltimore, Joseph K. McGeady of Severna Park, John Glen McGeady of Michigan City, Ind., and F. Xavier McGeady of Severn Heights; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the scholarship endowment fund at St. John the Evangelist Church, Severna Park 21146.

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