Mary A. KelmartinActive in churchA Mass of Christian...


July 26, 1992

Mary A. Kelmartin

Active in church

A Mass of Christian burial for Mary Ann Kelmartin, who was 101, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of Victory Church, 4416 Wilkens Avenue in Arbutus.

Mrs. Kelmartin, a native of Bellasalla, County Carlow, Ireland, died Thursday at St. Agnes Hospital after a stroke.

Born Mary Ann Doyle, she moved to the United States in 1922. She married Thomas J. Kelmartin, a Baltimore fireman, in 1923 in Baltimore. He died in 1953.

Three weeks after her 100th birthday Mass and celebration, Mrs. Kelmartin became a resident of the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Martin's Home in Catonsville.

She was a homemaker all her life, which was anchored in the church, her family and her friends.

Mrs. Kelmartin is survived by four sons, the Rev. John J. Kelmartin, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church in Arbutus, James M. Kelmartin of Hampstead, Thomas P. Kelmartin of Clark, N.J., William F. Kelmartin of Finksburg; and two daughters, Mary E. Brocato of Hunt Valley and Anne Kelmartin of Towson. She also is survived by 17 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial donations to the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Martin's Home, 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville 21228.

Frederick S. Smith

Worked with UNESCO

A Mass of Christian burial for Frederick Sydney Smith, who worked with UNESCO, will be said at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Nativity on Ridgely Road in Timonium.

Mr. Smith died Friday of lung cancer at his Lutherville home. He was 77.

He was a native of Minbu, Burma (now Myanmar), and received a bachelor's degree in political science from Rangoon University. He joined the Burmese civil service and rose to the rank of chairman of the National Purchase Board.

During World War II, he served with the British army in Burma and India.

Mr. Smith joined the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Burma. He was posted in Paris and later Karachi, Pakistan, where he became regional director of UNESCO for book development.

In 1976, he retired to the United States, where he and his wife lived in Lutherville.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, the former Lillian Cheyne; two sons, Brian Smith of Milan, Italy, and Frederick Smith of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Merrylin Smith Zaw-Mon of Baltimore and Hazel Smith Richardson of Indonesia; and 10 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson 21204.

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