Mary Delmah Linthicum, a retired assistant jury commissioner in Baltimore, died Monday of cancer at her home on Sweetser Lane in Linthicum Heights, which was founded by an ancestor. She was 79.
A memorial service for Miss Linthicum was being held today at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.
She retired about 15 years ago, having worked in the city's courthouse for 40 years.
The Linthicum Heights native was a graduate of Girls' Latin School who attended Goucher College and Johns Hopkins University. She studied the violin at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
She was a member of the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, Anne Arundel County Historical Society and Evelyn Keller Circle of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church.
Miss Linthicum enjoyed walking, travel and flower gardening as well as playing the violin at church and social affairs.
She is survived by a sister, Matilda Linthicum Vickery, and a brother, Sweetser Linthicum, both of Linthicum Heights.