Margaret ClaggettTeacher, librarianMargaret "Betsy...


November 18, 1992

Margaret Claggett

Teacher, librarian

Margaret "Betsy" Shyrock Claggett, a former teacher, social worker and librarian in Baltimore, died Oct. 25 in Irvington, Va.

A funeral service was conducted Oct. 28 in Kilmarnock, Va.

The 74-year-old Chestnut Hill, Pa., native grew up in Richmond, Va., and Baltimore.

She graduated from the Girls' Latin School and the Maryland College for Women.

She was a social worker at the state Department of Welfare and the American Red Cross and later worked in the hearing and speech department at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and as a teacher and librarian in the Baltimore City public schools.

Her husband, Thomas John Chew Claggett, died several years ago.

Mrs. Claggett is survived by two daughters, Carol Heller of Naples, Fla., and Margaret H. Plummer of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Henry Soladay Shyrock of Washington; and three grandchildren.

Joseph A. Miller

Sales manager

Joseph A. Miller, manager of commercial sales for Carpet Land Inc. in Baltimore, died Sunday at his home on Hawthorne Road in Roland Park.

A memorial Mass for Mr. Miller, who was 78, was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Mr. Miller had held the Carpet Land post in Baltimore since 1968. He had earlier worked for other carpet firms, including Alexander Smith in Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York and Frederick. He also worked in Washington.

Born in Philadelphia, he graduated from St. John the Baptist Boys High School there.

During World War II, he was commissioned after attending an Army Officers Candidate School. As a member of the 1st Armored Division, he served in North Africa, participating in the landing at the Algerian city of Oran, and in Italy.

Discharged as a captain in 1946, he returned to Alexander Smith in Philadelphia, where he had started working after completing high school.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Charlotte Frances Lee; three sons, Joseph O'Donnell Miller of Baltimore, Richard L. Miller of Fort Wayne, Ind., and John C. Miller of Lutherville; three daughters, Charlotte Marie Ponticelli of Baltimore, Sister Hannah Miller, I.H.M., of Philadelphia, and Mary Frances Metz of Findlay, Ohio; three sisters, Marie T. Miller, Rita McGovern and Dorothy Forbes, all of Philadelphia; and eight grandchildren.

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