Louise A. RothC&P operator trainerLouise A. Roth, who...


January 11, 1993

Louise A. Roth

C&P operator trainer

Louise A. Roth, who trained telephone operators throughout the state during a 46-year career with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co., died Saturday of congestive heart failure at the Roland Park Place retirement home. She was 96.

The former Louise Tennant was born in Ellicott City and graduated from the old Ellicott City High School.

She started working as an operator for the phone company in 1914. By the time she retired in 1960, she was the supervisor of training for the state's telephone operators.

She had been a member of the Telephone Pioneers, a social and charitable organization of phone company employees, since 1934.

Mrs. Roth was a member of the Reformation Lutheran Church at 6200 Loch Raven Blvd., where she married her husband, Albert O. Roth, in 1928. Mr. Roth, an antique model train collector, died in 1969.

She was a resident of Roland Park Place since 1984, and had been in ill health since breaking both of her hips two years ago.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Burgee-Henss Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road.

Mrs. Roth is survived by three nephews and two nieces.

Elizabeth J. Gordon

Hospital administrator

Elizabeth Jane Gordon, 55, a Charles County hospital administrator, died Dec. 9 of lung cancer at her home in La Plata, where she had lived since 1984.

Ms. Gordon, known as Beth, had been vice president of human resources for the past three years at Physicians Memorial Hospital in La Plata. For the previous five years, she was the hospital's assistant director of administration.

For 13 years before that, she worked as an administrator at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore, now the Homewood Hospital Center.

Ms. Gordon, a Baltimore native, graduated from Towson Senior High School in 1955. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Washington College in 1959 and a master's degree in hospital administration from the Medical College of Virginia in 1971.

Ms. Gordon was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in La Plata.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church of Towson, 40 E. Burke Ave.

Ms. Gordon is survived by her mother, Kathryn S. Gordon of Towson; her father, Samuel H. Gordon of Westminster; her twin sister, Barbara Gordon Lin of Silver Spring; a niece, a nephew, a great-nephew, and her longtime friend, Jo Ann Rightmire of La Plata.

The family suggested donations to the Hospice of Charles County, 105 La Grange Ave., La Plata 20646; or other charitable groups.

Elva Mae Williams

Food service worker

Elva Mae Williams, who worked for 15 years in food services at Lulu M. Ross Elementary School in Milford, Del., died Wednesday of respiratory failure at the William Hill Health Care Center in Cambridge. She was 87.

Born and educated in Milford, she was a longtime resident there. Mrs. Williams retired from the elementary school in 1970.

She was one of the oldest members of Calvary United Methodist Church in Milford and an honorary member of the Women's Society of Christian Service Circle No. 5.

She also enjoyed gardening.

In 1927, she married Edward D. Williams, owner and operator of Ed's Feed Store. Mr. Williams died in 1974.

Services for Mrs. Williams were conducted yesterday in Milford.

She is survived by two sons, Edward A. Williams of Valdosta, Ga., and Eugene T. Williams of Cambridge; a brother, Kenneth Andrews of Hamden, Conn.; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested donations in her name to Calvary United Methodist Church, 310 S.E. Front St., Milford, Del. 19963.

William R. Korrow

Loyola seventh-grader

William R. Korrow, 12, died Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of a heart attack believed to have resulted from internal injuries received Dec. 18 when he fell and hit his head at the family home on Blue Ridge Road in Gardenville.

John Stewart, assistant headmaster at Loyola High School, said the boy, a seventh-grader, was a conscientious honor student who especially liked English.

Although William had entered the middle school program only last year, Mr. Stewart said, he had been a part of Loyola since birth because his father, William D. Korrow, physical education department chairman and assistant football coach, was a longtime faculty member.

The Baltimore native attended St. Anthony's School for five years before entering Loyola.

A member of the middle school soccer team, he also played both indoor and outdoor soccer for recreation teams. In addition, he played lacrosse at Loyola last year and was named the most improved player at the end of the season.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church.

Surviving are his parents, William and Jane Korrow; three sisters, Katie, Kristi and Julie Korrow, all of Baltimore; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy G. Korrow of Cumberland, Va.; and his maternal grandfather, Arthur J. Fassio Sr. of Towson.

Evelyn C. Cabe

Secretary at the Lyric

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