Louis P. KrachCemetery administratorA memorial service for...


January 11, 1992

Louis P. Krach

Cemetery administrator

A memorial service for Louis P. Krach, retired administrator of Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson.

Mr. Krach died Wednesday of cancer at his home on Airway Circle in Towson. He was 77.

He served as an administrator for the cemetery from 1974 until his retirement in 1980 and also served on its board.

For 20 years before that, he had been manager of the Baltimore Maritime Exchange. In 1954, he left the customer relations department of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. after 18 years with that company.

He was born in Baltimore and was a graduate of the Polytechnic Institute.

He served in the Coast Guard auxiliary during World War II. As a member of the U.S. Power Squadrons, he taught navigation courses.

He is survived by his wife, the former Muriel Goldstraw; two daughters, Janice A. Krach and Doreen K. Rolker, both of Towson; a son, Louis P. Krach Jr. of Washington; a sister, Merle B. Powers of Fairfax, Va.; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Stella Maris Hospice or the Oncology Department of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

William A. Spurlock

Retired steel worker

William A. Spurlock, 67, a retired Sparrows Point steel worker from Dundalk, died Dec. 10 at Franklin Square Hospital of heart and kidney failure.

Born in Lincoln County, W.Va., Mr. Spurlock moved to the Baltimore area as a young man and was based here while serving in the merchant marine during World War II.

Returning to Baltimore about 1950, he worked for 30 years at Bethlehem Steel in a variety of jobs, including the blast furnace crew. He retired about 10 years ago.

He is survived by a brother, Charles Spurlock of Delta, Pa.; three sisters, Mamie Turlington of St. Inigoes, Willena Wade of Roanoke, Va., and Mabel Snezek of Mott, N.D.

Services for Mr. Spurlock were held Dec. 12.

Elba Mae Hiscox

Retired bookkeeper

A memorial service for Elba Mae Hiscox, a former Baltimore-area resident and retired bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward & Co., will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Bryant Funeral Home in Franklin, N.C.

Mrs. Hiscox, who was 71 and had lived in Franklin for eight years, died Sunday of aplastic anemia at a hospital in Atlanta.

She retired in 1975 as head book

keeper for Montgomery Ward in St. Petersburg, Fla., but also had worked for the company in New York City and, during the 1940s and 1950s, in Baltimore.

The former Elba Mae Cooper was a native of Newton, Pa.

She is survived by her husband, Henry O. Hiscox; two stepdaughters, Ellen Hiscox of San Diego and Karen Sermersheim of Greenbrae, Calif.; two stepsons, H. Stephen Hiscox of Oneonta, N.Y., and David Hiscox of Portland, Ore.; three sisters, Claire Bates of Ellicott City, Jean Phinney of Water Oak, Fla., and Betty McCue of Brookville, Fla.; a brother, Frank Cooper Jr. of Baltimore; and three stepgrandchildren.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to the Aplastic Anemia Foundation of America.

Ella Mae McElhinney


A Mass of Christian burial for Ella Mae McElhinney, who retired last spring as a teacher at Warren Elementary School, will be offered at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel of the Villa Julie Infirmary, 1531 Greenspring Valley Road.

Ms. McElhinney, who was 64 and lived in Parkville, died yesterday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice.

A teacher in Baltimore County for 23 years, she was a member of the Warren faculty when the school opened 20 years ago. For more than 20 years before joining the county school system, she taught in schools in New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and South Carolina as a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She was known as Sister Thomas Marie, S.N.D.

A native of Philadelphia, she was a graduate of Trinity College in Washington and did graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins University.

Ms. McElhinney is survived by many friends.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 29335, Washington, D.C. 20017.

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