M. Gertrude LothAH Retired secretaryA Mass of Christian of...


October 13, 1991

M. Gertrude Loth

AH Retired secretary

A Mass of Christian of burial for M. Gertrude Loth, a retired secretary, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd.

Mrs. Loth, who celebrated her 91st birthday last Monday, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at her home in Northwood.

Born in Baltimore, she attended St. Mary's Star of the Sea Grammar School and spent two years in the school's secretarial program, where she earned a certificate.

She had been employed as a secretary by Mortgage Guarantee Co. in Baltimore and at a resort in Atlantic City. She worked for Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland for 30 years before retiring in 1977.

Mrs. Loth was a member of the Carmelite Guild, a local monastery support group; the Best Years Senior Club at Faith Presbyterian Church; the Post Cana Senior Group and the Friendship Club at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. She enjoyed bus trips with the senior groups.

She was the wife of Arthur A. Loth, who died in 1970. He had been a retired comptroller for the Gibbs Packing Co.

Mrs. Loth is survived by two daughters, Vera D. Guttman of Philadelphia and Alma E. Meagher of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Alma Loth Wolf of Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Hilda E. Wilkinson of Baltimore; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Carmelite Monastery, 1318 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Md. 21204.

George R. White Jr.

Villa Julie library head

A memorial service for George R. White Jr., director of library services at Villa Julie College, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul St.

Mr. White, who was 40, died Thursday after an apparent heart attack at his home on Strabane Court in the Doncaster Village Apartments in Baltimore County.

He had held the post at Villa Julie since July 1990, after serving for a year in the same job at Sioux Falls (S.D.) College. Earlier, he worked in libraries at Marymount College in Salina, Kan., and at Lynchburg College in Virginia.

President of the Maryland Consortium for University Libraries, he was a member of the American Library Association and other professional groups.

Born in Pittsburgh, he was a graduate of Union College in Barbourville, Ky., and held a master's degree from the George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn., now part of Vanderbilt University.

He was a member of the council of ministries and other groups at the Lovely Lane United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Myers; two sons, Phillip and Kevin White of Doncaster Village; a daughter, Rebecca White of Doncaster Village; and a sister, Sari White of Pittsburgh.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the library at Villa Julie College.

Norene Snouffer

Active in church

Norene Snouffer, who was active at St. David's Episcopal Church, died Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital after a heart attack.

Mrs. Snouffer, who was 86 and lived in Roland Park, was a member of the Altar Guild at the church for 25 years and also was a member of the Women of St. David's.

The former Norene Justice was a native of College Park who was educated at the Kings-Smith School in Washington.

Her husband, R. Van Leer Snouffer, is a retired vice president and treasurer of William F. Chew & Co., a construction firm.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, R. Van Leer Snouffer Jr. of Baltimore; a sister, Dorothy J. Clemson of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Private services were planned, and the family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to St. David's Episcopal Church.

Emily Bidwell

Centreville native

Services for Emily Thelma Bidwell, a native of Centreville, will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Vinson Funeral Home in Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Mrs. Bidwell, who was 79, died Friday of cancer at her home in Odessa, Fla.

The former Emily Thelma Gardner was a 1931 graduate of the Centreville High School.

However, after her marriage in 1932 to John Bidwell, they lived for many years in the Panama Canal Zone, where he was a machinist. They moved to Florida 23 years ago after his retirement. Mr. Bidwell died in 1988.

She is survived by a son, William Bidwell of Odessa; a sister, Mary Magdalen MacLaughlin of Cambridge; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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