Virginia B. SherwoodHeaded GBMC boardA memorial service...


October 04, 1991

Virginia B. Sherwood

Headed GBMC board

A memorial service for Virginia Barrett Sherwood, former president of the board of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Sherwood, who was 81, died Tuesday of a heart ailment at her home on Devon Hill Road.

She headed the board at GBMC in the 1970s and had been a member since the hospital was established, having served on the board of a predecessor, the Hospital for the Women of Maryland.

She helped establish the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation, a fund-raising group, and had been a volunteer in the hospital gift shop.

An outpatient surgery center dedicated about 10 years ago was named for her, as was the Virginia B. Sherwood Council, an organization for financial donors.

In the 1930s and 1940s, she served two terms as president of the Junior League.

A member of the Mount Vernon Club and the Elkridge Club and a former member of the Gibson Island Club and its house committee, she also belonged to the Hillsboro Club in Pompano Beach, Fla., and served on the board of the Hillsboro Association, the real estate arm of the resort club.

The former Virginia Barrett was a native of Charleston, W.Va., who was reared in Baltimore and attended the Bryn Mawr School.

A mimic, she performed for friends and in theatrical presentations of the Junior League and at Gibson Island.

Her husband, John R. Sherwood, had been in the oil and automobile businesses and served on the Baltimore school board and the Johns Hopkins University board. Mr. Sherwood, whose father created Sherwood Gardens, died in 1983.

She is survived by a son, John R. Sherwood III of Annapolis; a daughter, Sue Clark Sherwood of the Elkridge Estates; two sisters, Susan B. Matthews of Ruxton and Joan B. Wall of California; two brothers, J. Clark Barrett of Ruxton and John Barrett of San Diego; and two grandchildren.

Lillian Lucy Taylor

Nursing home cook

Services for Lillian Lucy Taylor, a former cook at a nursing home, will be held at 7:30 tonight at the Pentecost Baptist Church, 1615 Poplar Grove St.

Mrs. Taylor, who was 78 and lived on Sadie Road in Randallstown, died Monday at Maryland General Hospital after a heart attack.

She had worked at the Edgewood Nursing Home in the late 1950s.

The former Lillian Lucy Gregory was a native of Stovall, N.C., who was raised in Oxford, N.C., and came to Baltimore as a young woman.

Her husband, Sterling Taylor, a truck driver, died in 1957.

She was a member of the Nurses Unit at the Pentecost Baptist Church.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by a son, Michael Taylor of Randallstown; four sisters, Fannie Jenkins, Helen Turner, Margaret Alston and Isabelle Smith, all of Baltimore; a brother, Robert Gregory of Oxford; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Alvin F. Peters

Worked at shipyard

A Mass of Christian burial for Alvin F. Peters, a longtime Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard employee, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.

Mr. Peters, who was 71 and a resident of Towson, died Tuesday of multiple myelomas at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Peters graduated from Patterson Park High School and went to work at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point shipyard in 1940.

He worked there as a coppersmith and, later, as a ship construction planner until his retirement in 1981. He served in the Army Air Forces from 1944 to 1946 and was discharged as a corporal.

Mr. Peters enjoyed cross-country driving and travel, and after his retirement he visited Alaska, Florida, Mexico, Bermuda and Jamaica.

He belonged to the Holy Name Society at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and to the American Legion Post 183 in Parkville, and was a trustee for the Sparrows Point Shipyard Retirement Association.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Pauline A. Pohlner; five daughters, Donna Ricks of Delta, Pa., Trisha Landsman of Hanover, Pa., Carol Poznaniak of Hampstead and Susanne Kornke and Nancy Dalesio, both of Los Alamos, N.M.; two sons, Robert F. Peters of Towson and Brian G. Peters of Hanover; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.

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