Clara GieskeBaltimore nativeClara Gieske, who was 100 and...

OBITUARIES

March 20, 1993

Clara Gieske

Baltimore native

Clara Gieske, who was 100 and lived for many years in Catonsville, died Thursday of a respiratory infection at Fairhaven, the Sykesville retirement community where she lived for the past 12 years.

Earlier, she lived in a Beaumont Avenue home that her husband, Walter M. Gieske, an architect, designed before his death in 1926. The former Clara Ehlen was a Baltimore native. At age 5, she was taught needlework by her grandmother. Services were to be conducted at 3 p.m. today in the chapel at Fairhaven, 7200 Third Ave.

She is survived by a sister, Naomi Ridgeway Ehlen of Baltimore; two nieces, Martha Ehlen Fitzgerald of Lakeville, Conn., and Catherine Brydon Ehlen Fitzgerald of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and a number of grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces.

William Lumpkin

GM worker

William E. Lumpkin, a retired assembly line worker at the General Motors Corp. plant in Baltimore, died of cancer Monday at his home in White Marsh. Survivors include daughter Ila Dukes of Bel Air.

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