Dr. Marjorie Harley dies


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May 31, 1991

Dr. Marjorie Harley dies; retired psychoanalyst was 77

Dr. Marjorie Harley, a retired psychoanalyst who specialized in work with children and adolescents, died Wednesday at her home on St. Martin's Road after an illness of several months. She was 77.

She retired from practice in December. More than three years ago, she retired as assistant professor of medical psychology and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Medical School. She also had been an adjunct professor of psychoanalytic psychology on the university's Homewood campus.

Dr. Harley had been a consultant at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital. Before moving to Baltimore in 1965, she lectured at Yale and Columbia universities and the New York Psychoanalytical Institute.

Born in New York, she was a graduate of Barnard College. She earned a master's degree and a doctorate of philosophy from Columbia.

She continued to study psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and psychiatry with experts, including Anna Freud, daughter of Sigmund Freud.

After coming to Baltimore, Dr.Harley worked in training programs on child and adolescent psychoanalysis of the Baltimore-District Columbia Institute for Psychoanalysis.

A founder and member of the executive council of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis, she was a member of the program committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association and an honorary member of the Maryland Association for Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Harley was on the board of the Margaret S. Mahler Psychiatric Research Foundation and was chairman of its literature prize committee. She was the author of professional papers and had edited a book, "Analyst and Adolescent at Work."

Her husband, Dr. A. Russell Anderson, died in 1983. He was a psychiatrist and had been president of the Baltimore Psychoanalytic Society.

Her survivors include a stepson, Eric Anderson of Naples, Fla., and a stepdaughter, Debbie Stuffel of Parkton.

Private services were planned.

Russell J. Riley Jr.

Auto parts manager

A Mass of Christian burial for Russell J. Riley Jr., a former parts department manager for automobile dealers around Baltimore and Washington, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis.

Mr. Riley, who was 69 and lived in Annapolis, died Wednesday of kidney failure at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He retired in 1983 as assistant parts manager for Al Packer Ford in Baltimore, where he had started his career in auto parts before serving in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. In the years between, he served as parts manager for Ford dealers in Washington and the suburbs of Maryland and Virginia.

The native of Baltimore was a graduate of Calvert Hall College.

His first wife, Audrey Riley, died in 1955 and a son, Russell J. Riley III, died in March.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, the former Margaret P. Sheehan; two sons, Timothy P. Riley of Annapolis and Scott C. dTC Riley of Arnold; three daughters, Christine M. Riley and Sharon Jewell, both of Annapolis, and Susan Hopkins of Shady Side; a sister, Billie Vollmers of Akron, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

J. Bennett Spang

Engineering executive

Graveside services for J. Bennett Spang, a retired vice president of a mechanical contracting company, will be held at noon today at the Spesutia Cemetery in Perryman.

Mr. Spang, who was 76, died Tuesday after an apparent heart attack at his home in Strafford, Pa.

He retired in 1981 as a vice president of Riggs Distler & Co. Inc. and head of its Philadelphia office. He began working for the company in 1936 in Baltimore. Mr. Spang also was a partner in a family-owned business in Aberdeen, Dell's Pharmacy.

The Aberdeen native earned an engineering degree in 1936 from the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Spang was a member for more than 50 years of the Aberdeen Lodge of the Masons.

Survivors include his wife, the former Sarah Atkins; a daughter, Janet Lynn Spang of Cleveland; and a brother, Charles O. Spang of Aberdeen.

In addition to today's graveside services, a memorial service for Mr. Spang will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Wayne Presbyterian Church.

Sigmund S. Gutenko

Cook, retired from Navy

Services for Sigmund S. Gutenko, a retired Navy cook who had twice traveled to Antarctica, will be held at noon today at the Edward J. Weber Funeral Home, 401 S. Chester St.

Mr. Gutenko, who was 85, died Monday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Perry Point of complications from diabetes. He had lived in Valdosta, Ga., for the past 18 years.

In 1951, he retired from the Navy as a chief petty officer after 26 years' service, which included an antarctic expedition between 1939 and 1941 and another in 1947.

His decorations included a Purple Heart awarded after two ships on which he served were sunk in the Pacific during World War II.

After his retirement from the Navy, the East Baltimore native worked as a cook at hotels and in homes in Washington and Miami.

He was a former member of the Explorers Club in New York.

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