Carroll J. Conway
Retired foods salesman
Carroll J. Conway, a retired institutional foods salesman, died July 5 after an apparent heart attack at his home on Magledt Road in Carney.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Conway, who was 89, was offered Wednesday at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church.
The Baltimore native was a graduate of City College.
He had been an institutional food salesman since the early 1930s. He retired 14 years ago from Joffee Brothers' House of Tens after working there for 15 years.
He was a member of the Alcala Caravan of the Order of the Alhambra and a former president of the Gibbons Club of Hamilton.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Mary Regina Thoman; a son, Carroll F. X. Conway of Carney; two daughters, Mary Kathleen Cook of Catonsville and Patricia Regina Bernschein of Ellicott City; a brother, Francis P. Conway of Towson; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Elise M. Meushaw
Services for Elise M. Meushaw, who with her husband operated a widely-known West Baltimore restaurant for four decades, will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, 5801 Security Boulevard in Woodlawn.
Mrs. Meushaw, 96, a resident of Maryland Manor Convalescent Home, died Wednesday of heart failure at Harbor Hospital Center in South Baltimore.
Born in Baltimore, she attended Baltimore schools until she married Herbert T. Meushaw. They were married 55 years, until his death in 1958.
She and her husband opened a restaurant on Frederick Avenue in West Baltimore called Meushaw's Restaurant -- an establishment that continued for 40 years, becoming well-known for its crab cakes and seafood.
Mrs. Meushaw became a homemaker after her husband died in 1958. She sold the business 15 years later.
She also belonged to the Women's Civic League and the women's auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
She is survived by two sons, Herbert T. Meushaw Jr. of Pasadena and John I. Meushaw of Ocean City; a daughter, Ann D. Ehling of Glen Burnie; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Mary E. Fields
Services for Mary E. Fields, a former Hutzler's department store employee, will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Temple Baptist Church, 6916 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn.
Ms. Fields, who was 72, died Wednesday after a brief illness at her home in Woodlawn.
She was born in Gloucester, Va., but later moved to Baltimore. She graduated from Carver High School in 1938, having studied dressmaking.
Ms. Fields began working as a riveter for warplanes at Glenn L. Martin Co. early in 1940 during World War II and later worked as a baker's assistant at Arthur's Bakery on Greenmount Avenue during the late 1950s. She also worked briefly at Sinai Hospital during the late 1960s as a nursing assistant in the premature nursery ward.
Then she worked as a salesperson at Hochschild's and Hutzler's department stores for 18 years until retiring in 1986. During her time at Hutzler's, she received received numerous certificates, plaques and awards for being an outstanding salesperson.
Ms. Fields was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a member of Temple Baptist Church. She also was an active member at her former church, St. Paul Baptist Church. In 40 years there, she had been a choir member and long-time secretary of the church's senior missionary department.
Ms. Fields' family said she loved singing, sewing and reading, as well as spending time with children. She devoted many hours teaching her nieces math, reading and handwriting.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary E. Fields of Woodlawn; three sisters, Sarah E., Mable and Louise, all of Baltimore; a brother, Coleman G. of Baltimore; five nieces and six nephews.
The family suggested memorial contributions could be sent to Our Daily Bread, the city's largest and best-known feeding program located on Franklin Street.