N. David HuntRetired diplomatN. David Hunt, a retired...


April 24, 1992

N. David Hunt

Retired diplomat

N. David Hunt, a retired British foreign service officer with relatives in Baltimore County, died Friday of heart failure at his home in Dunedin, Fla. He was 80.

Mr. Hunt retired in 1970, having been on loan from the British government to Malawi as a representative to other African states. Earlier, he was labor commissioner in Northern Rhodesia, before it became Zambia. After retiring, he moved to Spain, where he lived until moving to Florida about 10 years ago.

The native of Scarborough, England, was farming in Kenya at the start of World War II. He joined a Rhodesian unit of the British Army, serving in Africa and Burma. He left the military with decorations that included the George Medal.

He is survived by his wife, the former Laura Pierce, of Towson; a daughter, Deirdre Huddles of Upperco; a son, Oliver Hunt of Limpfield, England; and two grandchildren.

Private services were planned.

C. Bennett Rose

Executive secretary

A memorial service for C. Bennett Rose, retired executive secretary of the Central Maryland Multiple Listing Service, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Fairview United Methodist Church, 13916 Jarrettsville Pike, Phoenix.

Mr. Rose, who had lived in Monkton for 25 years, died of cancer April 15 at the Shrewsbury (Pa.) Lutheran Home. He was 78.

He retired in 1982 after 12 years as executive secretary of the real estate service. During that time, he reorganized and expanded the service.

Earlier, he had managed or owned retail businesses.

A native of Govans and a 1931 graduate of the McDonogh School, he studied accounting at the Johns Hopkins University.

He was a member of the Maryland Society of Association Executives and a charter member of the Rotary Club of Timonium.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elsie Cook; two daughters, Ann "Lari" Houston of Baltimore and Alison Gillette of Warrenton, Va.; a son, Charles B. Rose Jr. of Jupiter, Fla.; a brother, Wallace H. Rose of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Edwina Kemp of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the McDonogh School Scholarship Fund.

Grace B. Hunt

Headed YWCA

Services for Grace B. Hunt, retired executive director of the Metropolitan YWCA in Baltimore, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. James Episcopal Church, West Lafayette and Arlington avenues.

Mrs. Hunt, 83, died Monday of respiratory illness at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

The longtime resident of Northwest Baltimore retired in 1975. In 1969, she had become the first African-American to serve as executive director of the Metropolitan YWCA.

From 1965 to 1969, she was executive director of the Madison Avenue Branch of the YWCA. She joined the staff of the branch, then on Druid Hill Avenue, when she moved to Baltimore in 1940.

Later in the 1940s she worked for Baltimore's Department of Social Services as a caseworker and supervisor in the Children's Division. She transferred to the Day Care Division of the State Department of Social Services, where she worked from 1956 to 1965.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, the former Grace Booker graduated from Ohio State University and earned a master's degree in social work at the University of Pennsylvania.

She had headed a YWCA branch in Lynchburg, Va., and was active in business and professional women's clubs in both Baltimore and Lynchburg. She received a gubernatorial citation for her work in Maryland.

Mrs. Hunt was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

She is survived by her husband, W. Winston Hunt of Ellicott City, and two nieces, Ida M. Scott and Katherine Blake, both of Los Angeles.

Gordice Knefely

Former teacher

Services for Gordice Elizabeth Knefely, a native of Crisfield who taught school as a young woman, will be held at 11 a.m. today at First and St. Stephen's United Church of Christ, 6915 York Road.

Mrs. Knefely lived on Dunkirk Road in Anneslie. She died Tuesday of heart and kidney failure at St. Joseph Hospital at the age of 89.

The former Gordice Elizabeth Nelson was a 1923 graduate of what is now Towson State University.

She taught for a few years before her marriage of 62 years to George McLanahan Knefely, who died in 1990.

She is survived by two daughters, Edith Y. Santiago of Anneslie and Sandra E. Jones of Gambrills; a son, Dr. George M. Knefely Jr. of Pensacola, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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