Melissa Cathryn Peverly, a 1990 graduate of Dulaney High School in Baltimore County who was involved in numerous school activities, died Feb. 16 in a Syracuse, N.Y., hospital after a brief illness. She was 18.
At the time of her death, she was a freshman in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.
At Dulaney High, Miss Peverly was a member of the National Honor Society, the Gifted and Talented Art Program and the literary magazine staff. She was also active in lacrosse, soccer and basketball at the school.
A member of the Maryland Printmakers, a local artists group, she had shown her work at local art exhibitions.
Miss Peverly, a resident of Timonium, moved here from Ithaca, N.Y., in 1981.
Miss Peverly is survived by her parents, Patricia and Stephen Martin of Timonium, and John and Charlotte Peverly of Ithaca; two sisters, Jennifer Peverly of Baltimore and Jill Martin of Ithaca; and five brothers, Matthew Peverly of Timonium, Brian Peverly of Glen Rock, Pa., and Keith Martin, Paul Martin and Craig Martin, all of Ithaca.
Memorial services were held Feb. 19 in Ithaca and Feb. 20 in Syracuse.