Joseph Weinstein, Jewish activist, broker, dies at...


August 13, 1991

Joseph Weinstein, Jewish activist, broker, dies at 89

Joseph Weinstein, a real estate agent who had been a columnist for the Baltimore Jewish Times and active in Jewish causes, died Sunday of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital. He was 89.

Services were held yesterday at Sol Levinson & Brothers.

Mr. Weinstein was born in what is now the Soviet Union. He emigrated to the United States as a teen-ager, arriving in Baltimore in 1920.

He attended City College and graduated from the University of Baltimore with a degree in business administration. He did graduate work at the Johns Hopkins and Baltimore Hebrew universities.

From 1921 to 1934, Mr. Weinstein taught in Hebrew schools in Baltimore and served as secretary of several synagogues.

In 1933, he was appointed executive director of Chizuk Amuno Congregation, a position he held for 23 years.

He then served Beth El Congregation in the same capacity from 1956 to 1960. He remained active at Beth El as a Torah reader.

Mr. Weinstein wrote a column for the Jewish Times -- "On Tour Through Baltimore" -- from 1968 to 1983. He was honored by the Zionist Organization of America for his fund-raising work and, in 1981, he was named Beth El's "Man of the Year."

In 1926, he married the former Bernice Kierson, who died in 1942. In 1943, he married the former Rose Morris, who died in 1990.

He is survived by two daughters, Judy Feldman and Ellen Landes, both of Pikesville, and six grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Zionist Organization of America or Beth El Congregation.

Thomas H. Ireland, a postal worker and railroad conductor who later became a restaurateur, died July 31 in a Florida nursing home.

A Mass in his honor will be held tomorrow at Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church in Tampa, Fla.

Mr. Ireland, 78, was born in Baltimore on July 23, 1913. He attended Baltimore public schools and served in World War II as a welder on Liberty ships.

From 1939 to 1954, he worked at the Baltimore Post Office. He left the post office and went to work for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad as a brake conductor for five years.

From 1962 to 1964, he owned delicatessens and a restaurant in the Cross Street Market area and on property that is now part of the New Community College of Baltimore.

In 1970, he moved to Florida, where he opened another restaurant in the Tampa area.

He worked with several fraternal and charitable organizations, including the Knights of Columbus. He also enjoyed fishing and boating.

Mr. Ireland is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Virginia Ireland, who lives in Tampa; three daughters, Jacqueline Powell of Westminster, Patricia McAdams of Manchester and Nancy Burgoon of New Windsor; a son, Thomas H. Ireland Jr. of Baltimore; a brother, Robert L. Ireland of Tampa, and two sisters, Marguerite M. Cole of Tampa and Ella Mae Hoover of Westminster.

Carroll W. Royston

Former legislator

Services for Carroll W. Royston, a lawyer and former state legislator, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Towson United Methodist Church Chapel, 501 Hampton Lane.

Mr. Royston, who lived in Lutherville, died at home of complications due to circulatory and kidney failure. He was 77.

TTC The Sparrows Point native attended Gettysburg College and the University of Baltimore Law School, where he received his degree in 1938.

He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving first as a gunnery officer on a merchant marine ship and later as a legal assistant. He was admitted to the Maryland bar in 1941.

Mr. Royston worked as a trial magistrate in Dundalk between 1947 and 1950. He was a member of the House of Delegates from 1950 to 1953.

In addition, Mr. Royston served as president of the Baltimore County Bar Association in 1954 and was county solicitor of Baltimore County from 1953 to 1956.

In 1955, Mr. Royston helped to create the Baltimore County Revenue Authority.

Mr. Royston was with the Royston, Mueller, McLean & Reid law firm of Towson. He was chairman of the board of the Dundalk YMCA and worked with the Towson YMCA. In addition he served on the board of Good Samaritan Hospital, Gettysburg College, Nottingham Properties Inc. and Towson National Bank before it merged with the Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co., on whose board he also served.

Mr. Royston is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Mary Catherine Davis; a daughter, Jane R. Walker, and two brothers, Claude and Charles Royston, all of Baltimore; a sister, Delmar Hanna of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; and a grandson, Thomas R. Keratzes of Baltimore.

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