Alice Virginia Smyrk, 87, office manager

December 30, 1991

Alice Virginia Smyrk, 87, a retired office manager with the Baltimore Convention Bureau, died Saturday at the Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center II in Norristown, Pa., of heart failure.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Druid Ridge Cemetery at Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road in Pikesville.

The former Alice Clow retired in 1966 after about 10 years at the convention bureau. She worked for city government as a secretary from the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s for the agency that built schools and other public buildings.

The Baltimore native was a homemaker in Howard Park between jobs.

Mrs. Smyrk, a graduate of Western High School, lived in Howard Park from 1924 until about 1960, when she moved to Reisterstown. In 1976, she moved to Audubon, Pa., to be closer to her only child, Charles M. "Pete" Smyrk Jr., who lives in King of Prussia.

Her husband, Charles M. Smyrk, died in 1969.

She and her husband were founding members of Digamma Alpha Omega Fratority, a Baltimore social organization formed during the Depression era. She was a volunteer for the Red Cross during World War II.

Besides her son, survivors include four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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