Elizabeth PineHospital volunteerElizabeth Pine, who had...


February 11, 1993

Elizabeth Pine

Hospital volunteer

Elizabeth Pine, who had been on the board of the old International Center on Patterson Park Avenue and a volunteer at Baltimore hospitals, died Friday of pneumonia at the Health Center of the Heron Point retirement community in Chestertown. She was 87.

Mrs. Pine had moved there from Ruxton six months ago.

The former Elizabeth Kent Heiner spent her early years in several communities as her father, an Army officer who became a brigadier general, was transferred from place to place. Born in Fort Moultrie, S.C., she was educated at Baltimore's Roland Park Country School and at the Punahou School in Honolulu.

In 1922, she made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon and in 1935 began working as a secretary and assistant librarian at the Gilman School. There she met James C. Pine, who was on the faculty, and they were married in 1940. Mr. Pine retired in 1970 as head of the history department at Gilman.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include two sons, Frank Woodworth Pine of Red Lion, Pa., and Robert Graham Pine of New York City, and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles and Saratoga streets.

Helen M. Stirn

Sun retiree

Helen M. Stirn, retired secretary to the manager of the credit department at The Baltimore Sun, died Monday of heart failure at Jenkins Memorial Home in Southwest Baltimore. She was 97.

She retired in 1967 after working for the newspapers for nearly 49 years. Born in Catonsville and a graduate of Catonsville High School, she lived in Southwest Baltimore for many years.

She is survived by a sister, Cora S. Feeley of Towson; a brother, Rudolph Stirn of Arbutus; four nephews, Francis M. Feeley of Lutherville, H. Lawrence Feeley of Rodgers Forge and H. Rudolph and J. Victor Stirn III, both of Sykesville.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Evans Funeral Chapel, 2325 York Road, Timonium.

Elvin Napier

Plumbing foreman

Elvin Napier, a retired plumbing company foreman, died Sunday of liver disease at North Arundel Hospital.

Mr. Napier, who was 80 and lived in Pasadena, retired about 18 years ago after working for several firms, including Willis Plumbing and Heating. A native of Hazard, Ky., he came to the Baltimore area in the 1930s while serving as an Army corporal.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., in Glen Burnie.

Mr. Napier is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Rose A. Wood; three sons, Elvin L. Napier and Jim Napier, both of Pasadena, and Ronald Napier of Edgewater; a daughter, Rosalie Adams of Millersville; a brother, Israel Napier of Millersville; two sisters, Dorothy Baker of Arnold and Rosie Williams of Cottage Grove, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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