Priscilla HalpertRetired chief of nursingPriscilla Weeks...


November 07, 1992

Priscilla Halpert

Retired chief of nursing

Priscilla Weeks Halpert, a retired chief of nursing at a veterans hospital in Dallas, died Oct. 31 at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart attack.

Services for Mrs. Halpert, who was 91 and had moved to Broadmead shortly after its opening in 1979, were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the retirement community at 13801 York Road in Cockeysville.

She and her husband, Dr. Bela Halpert, who had been chief of pathology at the same hospital, moved to Silver Spring about 20 years ago after they retired. Dr. Halpert died in 1984.

The former Priscilla Weeks Humphrey was a native of Albion, N.Y., and a 1923 graduate of Vassar College. She graduated in 1927 from the Yale University nursing school.

She is survived by a nephew, George Humphrey of Berlin, Germany; and two nieces, Phoebe H. Cottingham of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and Phyllis H. Brown of Northport, Ala.

Wanda McKelvie

Schools supervisor

Wanda McKelvie, supervisor of the Southeast area of thBaltimore County school system, died Tuesday of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Services for Mrs. McKelvie, who was 52 and lived on Camberly Circle in Towson, were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

A school system administrator for about four years, she was a supervisor of elementary schools for the entire county until a reorganization this year.

She began her career as a teacher in 1961. At various times, she was principal of Sparks and Rodgers Forge elementary schools, and assistant principal at Lutherville, Fifth District and Towson elementary schools.

In 1977, The Teachers Association of Baltimore County, for which she had chaired several committees, gave her an award for her work as an educator. She had also chaired the legislation committee of the Maryland State Teachers Association and was active in the National Education Association.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the national vTC associations of elementary school principals and supervisors of curriculum development.

She was a former president of the Women Educators of Baltimore County and a former member of the executive board and legislative chair of the Congress of Administrative and Supervisory Educators. She also belonged to the Association of Central Office Educators and the Association of Elementary School Administrators.

The former Wanda Murphy was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Kenwood High School. She attended Salisbury State University before she earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Towson State University.

She is survived by her husband, George T. McKelvie; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Fussell of Severna Park; a stepson, G. Scott McKelvie of Baltimore; her mother, Hazel K. Murphy of Charlestown, W.Va.; two sisters, Charlotte Porter of Orlando, Fla., and Linda Johnston of Des Moines, Iowa; two grandchildren; and four nephews.

Edward G. Bounds

Sales manager

Edward G. Bounds, retired sales and service manager of Pocahontas Inc., a building materials firm, died Wednesday of heart and circulatory disease at his home in Salisbury.

Services for Mr. Bounds, who was 73, were to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Asbury United Methodist Church in Salisbury.

He retired about 10 years ago from the building supply company. Earlier, he was a salesman of RCA Victor products on the Eastern Shore for D&H Distributing Co. in Baltimore.

Born in Mount Vernon in Somerset County, he graduated from Washington High School in Princess Anne. He also attended a business college in Baltimore.

His wife, the former Elizabeth Mezick, died in 1986.

He is survived by two sons, Edward G. Bounds Jr. of Salisbury and Wallace M. Bounds of Oxford; a daughter, Lydia B. Everton of Baltimore; a sister, Virginia B. Jones of Salisbury; and seven grandchildren. George A. Dawson, a retired food salesman and meat cutter who was active in fraternal and other groups, died Tuesday of cancer at his home of 52 years on Roselawn Avenue in Hamilton.

Services for Mr. Dawson, 81, will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Dawson retired in 1972 after 29 years as a salesman in the Baltimore area for the H. J. Heinz Co. During that same period, he had worked on weekends as a meat cutter at A & P stores in West Baltimore. During World War II, he worked in the tool department of the Crown Cork and Seal Co.

Born in Baltimore, the graduate of the Polytechnic Institute also attended the University of Baltimore. He was a member of the Millington Lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple, where he was active in many groups, including the Oriental band, where he played the cymbals. Also, he had been an associate member of the String Band and a member of the American Bowling League, Boosters Club, Hamilton Shrine Club and the Chanters, a singing group. A baritone, he also sang with the Baltimore and Ohio Glee Club and the Good Time Singeres at the Essex Community College.

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