Mary RiggsHopkins board memberServices for Mary Bartlett...


December 08, 1991

Mary Riggs

Hopkins board member

Services for Mary Bartlett Gibbs Riggs, who served on the board of the Calvert School and the women's board at Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Garrison.

Mrs. Riggs, who was 81, died Friday of cancer at Roland Park Place.

A Baltimore native, she married Lawrason Riggs of J in 1933. Mr. Riggs, who died in 1970, was chairman of the board of Riggs, Counselman, Michaels & Downes Inc., an insurance company.

Mrs. Riggs was a member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, the Mount Vernon Club and the Greenspring Valley Garden Club -- all in the Baltimore area -- and the Hillsboro Club in Pompano Beach, Fla. She enjoyed fox hunting and tennis. In 1934, she was the Baltimore city tennis champion.

She attended the Calvert School, Roland Park Country School and Oldfields School.

Mrs. Riggs is survived by two sons, Lawrason Riggs Jr. of Nantucket, Mass., and Francis G. Riggs of Owings Mills; a daughter, Mary B. Cole, also of Owings Mills; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services for Robert H. Williams Jr., a retired maritime lawyer who had been senior partner in the firm of Niles Barton and Wilmer, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 419 Cedarcroft Road.

Mr. Williams, 81, died Thursday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications from a perforated ulcer. He lived on Suffolk Road.

L He retired in 1982. He had been admitted to the bar in 1939.

During World War II, he served in the Pacific in the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps, attaining the rank of major.

The Baltimore native was educated at the Polytechnic Institute, the Johns Hopkins University, St. John's College in Annapolis and the University of Maryland law school.

was a former president of the Barrister's Club of Baltimore and a member of the American, Maryland and Baltimore City bar associations and the Maritime Law Association.

He also was a member of the Maryland Historical Society, the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Association, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Johns Hopkins Club.

He is survived by his wife, the former Vashti Louise Winslow, and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Church of the Nativity.

Todd R. Snoots

Real estate manager

Todd R. Snoots, who worked in advertising and promotions and real estate management in the Baltimore area before moving to Charlottesville, Va., in July, died Monday of lung cancer at the home of his parents there.

Mr. Snoots, who was 29, had been a community director for the Krupp Realty Co., managing an apartment community in Columbia. He also had done advertising and promotions for other companies.

He had lived in the Baltimore area since he began studies at Towson State University about 10 years ago.

He was born in Gaithersburg but was reared in Laurel and in Liberty, N.Y.

He is survived by his parents, Renice and Louise Snoots of Charlottesville; three sisters, Tina Snoots of Arlington, Va., Loretta Weldon of Montauk, N.Y., and Susan Betinsey of Farmingville, N.Y.; a brother, Kenneth Charney of Bristol, N.H.; and a grandmother, Mary K. Snoots of Gaithersburg.

Plans for a memorial service in Montauk, N.Y., were incomplete.

Gerhard P. Eiseman

Musician, former trooper

A memorial service for Gerhard Paul Eiseman, a musician who had been a Maryland state trooper for 23 years, will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the home of a sister-in-law, 3 Wagon Wheel Court, Glen Arm.

Mr. Eiseman, who was 57, died Nov. 20 in Orlando, Fla., while undergoing open-heart surgery for the second time.

The Baltimore native worked in the training division of the state police in the 1970s, then moved to criminal investigations at what is now the Golden Ring barracks in Baltimore County. He held a law degree from the University of Maryland.

After Mr. Eiseman retired from the state police in 1984, he and his wife moved to Orlando. He played the alpine horn at a German attraction at Disney World.

He had been an active member of downtown Baltimore's historic Zion Lutheran Church, where services are conducted in both German and English. On Christmas and New Year's Eve, Mr. Eiseman regularly climbed to the church's bell tower to play the trumpet.

He served in the Navy from 1952 to 1956.

In addition to his wife, Jo, and sister-in-law, Barbara Eiseman, survivors include a nephew and two nieces.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the restoration fund of Zion Lutheran Church.

Donald J. Peters Sr.


A Mass of Christian burial for Donald J. Peters Sr., an accountant for 30 years with A&P, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church in Catonsville.

Mr. Peters, who was 66, died Thursday at the University of Maryland Medical Center after suffering a stroke Nov. 30.

He had been associated for the last five years with DePalo & Sons Inc. in Baltimore, following the closing of A&P's mid-Atlantic office. He began working for A&P as a clerk in high school and eventually became chief accountant for the region.

Mr. Peters also operated the Kingship Federal Credit Union in Baltimore for about 20 years.

He was financial secretary and a past grand knight of the St. Agnes Council of the Knights of Columbus in Catonsville.

The Baltimore native graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1943 and earned a degree in accounting at Loyola College.

He served in the Army Air Forces in the Pacific from 1943 to 1945.

His wife of 33 years, Mary Margaret Creaghan Peters, died in 1990.

Mr. Peters is survived by two sons, Donald J. Peters Jr. of Philadelphia and Michael G. Peters of Catonsville; a daughter, Maureen A. Peters of St. Louis; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Associated Catholic Charities, 320 Cathedral St., Baltimore 21201.

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