Elizabeth HageLibrary system directorElizabeth Hage...


January 17, 1993

Elizabeth Hage

Library system director

Elizabeth Hage, retired director of the Prince George's County library system, died Wednesday of cancer and complications from surgery at Fairview Riverside Medical Center Minneapolis. She was 81.

The Minnesota native moved to Maryland in 1956 after being chosen to direct Prince George's County's library -- then a tiny, storefront operation that included one bookmobile.

During her 20 years as director the system expanded from its original site to include branches in Hyattsville, Bowie, New Carrollton, Oxon Hill, Greenbelt and Fairmount Heights.

She retired in 1976. During her stay in Prince George's County, she also served a term as president of the Maryland Library Association.

Miss Hage, a native of Madelia, Minn., earned a bachelor's degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. During the 1930s, she added another degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin.

Miss Hage enjoyed the outdoors, playing tennis and, well into her 70s, family members said, ice-skating.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at First Congregational Church of Minneapolis.

Her survivors include two brothers, Rolf Hage of Westbrook, Minn., and George Hage of Minneapolis.

Kenneth Trumbauer

Sales representative

Kenneth Robert Trumbauer, a former district sales representative on the Eastern Shore for Allied Mills, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Easton Memorial Hospital in Easton. He was 80.

Born in 1912 in Quakertown, Pa. Mr. Trumbauer graduated from Caeser Rodney High School in Camden, Del., and Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, Del.

He moved with his family to Chestertown in 1945 from Batavia, N.Y.

He began working for Allied Mills, which manufactures feed for farm animals, in Batavia. He was appointed district sales representative on the Eastern Shore in 1945. He retired in 1966 after 30 years.

After his retirement, he and his first wife, the former Donna Sloniker, established Trumbauer Realty in Chestertown. They worked there together until her death in 1976, when he closed the business.

Mr. Trumbauer served as president of the PTA for Chestertown Elementary School in the 1950s.

He was advancement chairman of the Boy Scouts in Kent County for about 10 years and served as King Lion for the Chestertown Lions Club in the late 1960s. In 1962 he served as chairman of the American Heart Association for Kent County. He alsowas a member and trustee of First Methodist Church in Chestertown.

Services for Mr. Trumbauer will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Fellows-Wells funeral home, 413 High St. in Chestertown.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 800 E. Main St., Salisbury, Md. 21801.

Mr. Trumbauer is survived by his wife, the former Helen Haschen of Easton; four sons, David S. Trumbauer of Laurel, Joseph Trumbauer of Princess Anne, James Trumbauer of Chestertown, and John Trumbauer of Baltimore; a daughter, Molly Balog of Severna Park; a sister, Ruth Fisher of Dover, Del.; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Mary E. Carson

Former teacher

Mary Elizabeth Carson, a former elementary school teacher, died Dec. 26 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Deaton Hospital and Medical Center of Christ Lutheran Church Inc. in Baltimore.

The former Mary Elizabeth Ewry, 73, was born in Douglaston, Long Island, N.Y. She attended high school there. She then came to Baltimore, graduating from the Maryland College for Women in Lutherville with a bachelor's degree in psychology. The college closed in 1952.

She taught at several Baltimore-area schools, including the School of the Chimes, a school for retarded children in the Mount Washington neighborhood. She also taught at Red House Run Elementary School in Rosedale.

In the 1960s and 1970s, she counseled troubled teens at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.

In the late 1960s, she moved to South Carolina, where she worked at the University of South Carolina. She retired in the early 1970s.

She earned a master's degree in 1972 from the University of Maryland, University College.

Mrs. Carson was a skilled seamstress who made most of her own clothes.

Her father, Raymond Clarence Ewry, was a 10-time gold-medalist in four consecutive Olympics. She married Thomas Edward Carson IV in 1941. Mr. Carson died in 1988.

Services for Mrs. Carson are being conducted at 1 p.m. today at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

The family suggested that memorial contributions could be made to Special Olympics International.

Mrs. Carson is survived by a son, Thomas E. Carson V of Baltimore; a daughter, Jan Carson Miller of Delaware; and four grandchildren.

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