BTCDr. William Gilmore, Baltimore surgeonDr. William...


October 19, 1992


Dr. William Gilmore, Baltimore surgeon

Dr. William Epperson Gilmore, a retired Baltimore surgeon, died Friday of congestive heart failure at his home in Naples, Fla.

He was 83.

A private memorial service is being planned in his native Uniontown, Pa.

Dr. Gilmore was educated at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., Princeton University, and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

In a career spanning half a century, Dr. Gilmore was on the staff of Union Memorial Hospital; the Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Lutheran Hospital, where he served as chief of staff; and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he taught surgery for more than 30 years.

He was cited by Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon for his many years of voluntary medical service at military facilities in Maryland.

Dr. Gilmore retired in 1982.

He was a member of the American Board of Surgery, the American Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association, and the city and state medical societies.

He also was a member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club and the Johns Hopkins Faculty Club, and a subscriber to the Bachelors Cotillon.

Survivors include his wife, the former Marjorie Young Gilmore; three daughters, Eleanor Massie of Darien, Conn., Bliss Warner of Yardley, Pa., and C. Tobey Shaw of London, England; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the Hospice of Naples Inc., 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Fla., 33999.

Sung Gu Shin

Owned grocery

Services for Sung Gu Shin, 43, who died Thursday of a head wound at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being shot during a robbery at his grocery store, will be held at 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Road in Towson.

Mr. Shin attended the Taegu Provincial College in his native South Korea and worked for his father's real estate and investment firm before emigrating to the United States in 1977.

He worked as an automotive mechanic before purchasing the Best Food Market at North Avenue and Washington Street six years ago. He lived with his family above the East Baltimore store.

Mr. Shin was a member of the Korean Businessmen's Association and past general secretary of the Kum Nan Benevolent Society, a self-help association of small businesses run by Korean merchants.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kyung Ran Kim; two young sons, Andrew and Benjamin; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jung Soo Shin, all of Baltimore; and three sisters in Korea, Young Mi Shin, Young Hee Kim and Young Jo Yoon.

Edmund Philip Lang

Mechanical draftsman

Edmund Philip Lang, a retired mechanical draftsman who had worked for a variety of area companies, died Thursday after a long illness at his Rodgers Forge home. He was 80.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, York and Overbrook roads in Rodgers Forge.

Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Mr. Lang moved to Baltimore in 1919, after his father died in a flu epidemic.

He attended St. Mary Star of the Sea parochial school in South Baltimore, but interrupted his formal education to help support his family. He later attended night school before taking up studies in art and mechanical drawing at the Maryland Institute of Art.

Mr. Lang worked for the old Hendler ice cream company, creating ice cream designs and ice sculptures for special occasions, before World War II service as a U.S. Navy Seabee in the South Pacific.

After the war, he worked briefly for Bethlehem Steel, and then joined the Crown Cork & Seal Co. as a draftsman in the milk bottling division. Eventually, Mr. Lang rose to the position of sales engineer in that division, and traveled frequently for the company.

After leaving Crown and Cork, Mr. Lang worked briefly for AAI Corp. and the Westinghouse Corp. in Hunt Valley before his retirement.

Mr. Lang is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Elaine Kahl Lang; two daughters, Kathleen J. Miller and Cynthia M. Bachur; and two grandchildren. All are of the Baltimore area.

Sarah A. Peregoy

School secretary

Sarah Anita Peregoy, a longtime Catholic school secretary, died of cancer Friday morning at her home in the Northwood area, where she had lived since 1950. She was 67.

Services for the Baltimore native will be held at 1 p.m. today at Aldersgate United Methodist Church at Falls Road and West 42nd Street.

Mrs. Peregoy had worked as a secretary at Cardinal Shehan School on Loch Raven Boulevard for the past two years. For 15 years before that, she was a secretary at the former Seton High School at Charles and 28th streets.

She was an active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, serving as a lay reader and member of the pastoral parish committee and administrative board. She also helped out at church suppers and bazaars.

Mrs. Peregoy was a graduate of Eastern High School.

Her husband, Kenneth I. Peregoy Sr., died in 1978. They were married 34 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Buzby of Burke, Va., and Deborah Chaney of Finksburg; a son, Kenneth I. Peregoy Jr. of New Bern, N.C.; a sister, Mary Hoyt of Easton; two brothers, Edward Wrightson of Baltimore and Kenneth Wrightson of St. Michaels; and six grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson 21204, or Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Falls Road and West 42nd Street, Baltimore 21211.

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