Jean SteinOfficer of family firmJean Stein, treasurer for...


December 24, 1992

Jean Stein

Officer of family firm

Jean Stein, treasurer for more than 40 years of a manufacturing company founded by her grandfather, died Dec. 10 at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications of a stroke. She was 84.

Born in Baltimore, the former Jean Renneburg was a lifelong resident of Roland Park. She was a 1926 graduate of the Roland Park Country School and attended Goucher College.

In 1931, she graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a fine arts degree.

She later joined Edward Renneburg & Sons Co., which had been established by her grandfather on Boston Street in Canton in 1874. She was treasurer of the company and of its export subsidiary, Renneburg International Inc. The company, which designed and manufactured heavy machinery for the process industries, moved to Falls Road in 1985 and was sold to a Pittsburgh firm in 1987.

After her retirement in 1987,Mrs. Stein took up painting, working mostly in oils and water colors. She did portraits and landscapes and completed her last paintings shortly before she died. She was fond of music and enjoyed playing the piano. She often attended the symphony and opera.

An active member of the Roland Park Presbyterian Church, she was a founding member and officer of the Huguenot Society of Maryland.

She also was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Green Thumb Garden Club, the Gibson Island Club, the Baltimore Country Club and the Woman's Club of Roland Park.

Her husband, Charles F. Stein Jr., a lawyer, died in 1979.

Services for Mrs. Stein were held Monday at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a son, Charles F. Stein III; a daughter, Jean Alexandra Kouwenhoven; and a brother, John Norris Renneburg, all of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210; or the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, 1 E. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore 21202.

Dorothea W. Garrett

Active in civic affairs

Dorothea Williams Garrett, who was active in community and civic affairs, died of a heart attack Sunday at her home in Baltimore County. She was 82.

Mrs. Garrett was born on July 4, 1910, in Eccleston, Baltimore County. Her father, Robert Lancaster Williams, was a prominent investment banker in Baltimore and Richmond, Va. She attended the Bryn Mawr and Roland Park country schools and finished her education with study in Germany, Austria and Italy.

She married Ambler H. Moss, a Baltimore lawyer who became a partner in Semmes, Bowen and Semmes. They had two sons -- Ambler H. Moss Jr., dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Miami and a former U.S. ambassador to Panama; and Robert L. W. Moss, president of Moss Associates, specialists in the development of property owned in endowment by universities and other nonprofit institutions.

After the death of her first husband, she married Harrison Garrett in 1978. Mr. Garrett, who survives her, is a banker, civic leader and philanthropist who was for many years a board member of the Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Co. and the A. S. Abell Co., former publishers of The Baltimore Sun.

Mrs. Garrett was active in community and civic affairs. For many years, she was a volunteer at the Children's Hospital on Greenspring Avenue. She had been on the boards of governors of the Mount Vernon Club and the Baltimore Assembly and was a member of the Women's Hospital Auxiliary and of the Altar Guild of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Garrison Forest.

Mrs. Garrett was a major influence in the lives of many of her six grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren. She kept in regular touch with many family members and friends.

Services will be private. The family suggested contributions to the donor's favority charity.

Alfred C. Holden

Electrical engineer

Alfred Charles Holden, a retired electrical engineer, died of emphysema Tuesday in his Hampton-area home. He was 85.

Mr. Holden was a native of Newark, N.J., where he graduated from Central High School and received a degree in mechanical engineering at the Newark College of Engineering. He received a degree in electrical engineering from Colorado State University in 1932, and later studied at Columbia and Johns Hopkins universities

Mr. Holden worked on the Matador missile as a division head for what is now the Martin Marietta Corp. He later became president of his own business, Holden Engineering Sales Co.

A lover of sports, he was an AAU champion in both track and wrestling in New Jersey. At Colorado State, he set records in track that remained unbroken for 14 years. In 1978, he was honored by the Monogram Club at St. Paul's School for his support of its athletic program.

Mr. Holden was a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Phi Delta Theta and the Electronic Representatives Association.

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