William H. C. MillerWorked 35 years at GMWilliam Henry...


March 27, 1993

William H. C. Miller

Worked 35 years at GM

William Henry Clay Miller, a retired autoworker, died Wednesday of kidney failure and a heart attack at Harbor Hospital Center.

He was 81 and had moved to Woodlawn from Lansdowne in 1991.

He retired in 1971 as an inspector after 35 years at the General Motors Corp. plant in East Baltimore.

Born and educated in Hagerstown, Mr. Miller worked for what was then the Fairchild Engine and Aircraft Co. He then worked at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, before he joined GM.

He served with the Army in North Africa during World War II. He was a former commander of the Walter Howard Shaw Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Dewey Lowman Post of the American Legion.

He had been active in Democratic politics in Southwestern Baltimore County and most recently was a member of the Lake Shore Democratic Club.

He served for many years on the board of the Baltimore American Savings Bank.

A member of the Howard Lodge of the Masons, he also belonged to the Scottish Rite and Boumi Temple.

He also belonged to the Pascal Senior Center in Glen Burnie and the Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands Senior Center.

He was a member of the Evangelical Church of Our Saviour in Lansdowne.

His wife, the former Annabelle K. DeLosier, died in 1989.

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Hubbard Funeral Home, 4107 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. Miller is survived by his companion, Mary MargareBiedenkapp; a sister, Barbara Ann Karn of Hagerstown; and a niece.

Silvine Slingluff Savage, a native of Baltimore who was active in cultural and political affairs in the Philadelphia suburbs before returning here in 1975, died March 16 of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital.

She was 85 and lived on Midvale Road after returning from Haverford, Pa.

The former Silvine Slingluff attended a school in France for a time before graduating from the Bryn Mawr School.

Long interested in the study of French language and culture, she promoted these endeavors at Bryn Mawr College, where she graduated, and at Haverford College, where she did graduate work. She was a consultant in 1961 to Lawrence Wylie, who taught at Haverford and later at Harvard, on his book "Chanzeaux, a Village in Anjou."

In the early 1930s, she studied modern dance at Bennington College with Martha Graham, Jose Limon and others with whom she kept up a correspondence for many years. She donated her notes and correspondence to the New York Public Library.

After moving in 1932 to Ambler, a Philadelphia suburb, she became a Democratic committeewoman for Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County. She also founded and funded that county's community chamber music groups and served on their board. She also organized the Main Line Arts Council, which exhibited the works of local artists.

She was on the board of the Ludington Public Library in Lower Merion Township and campaigned to fund expansion of the library and to integrate it into local and state library systems.

She played piano and sang with groups in the Haverford area. After returning to Baltimore, she continued her interest in music, studying at the Peabody Conservatory.

Her husband, Charles C. Savage, died in 1974.

A memorial Mass for Mrs. Savage was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Calvert and Madison streets in Baltimore.

She is survived by a son, Peter V. Savage of Baltimore; and three granddaughters.

Carl J. Hahn

Beth Steel supervisor

Carl J. Hahn, a retired supervisor at the Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, died Thursday of cancer at Church Hospital. He was 80 and had lived on Bouldin Street.

He retired nearly 20 years ago after working at the steel plant for 39 years.

The Baltimore native was an honorary life member of the Santa Maria Council of the Knights of Columbus and a duckpin bowler with groups from the fraternal organization and senior citizens' organizations

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore.

Mr. Hahn is survived by his wife, the former Dolores T. Bonday; a son, John C. Hahn of Baltimore; two daughters, Carol A. Feliciano of Columbus, Ga., and Donna C. Simmons of Baltimore; a brother, William Hahn of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mary Beulah Ensor

Longtime Sparks resident

Mary Beulah Ensor, who had lived in Sparks for 76 years and won prizes for needlework at the Maryland State Fair, died Tuesday of heart disease at Franklin Square Hospital.

She was 96 and had also lived in Glyndon and then in Reisterstown before she moved into the home of a niece in Middle River a year ago.

A native of Sparks, she was a 1913 graduate of the Agriculture High School that later became Sparks High School.

She married a cousin, Robert L. Ensor, who died in 1972. They lived on a farm where she grew flowers, among them dahlias that once won the top prize in a flower show.

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