Thomas P. TignorInsurer's vice presidentThomas P. Tignor...


April 10, 1993

Thomas P. Tignor

Insurer's vice president

Thomas P. Tignor, a Baltimore native and retired insurance company executive, died Wednesday of pneumonia at a hospital in Richmond, Va.

He was 70 and retired in 1984 as regional vice president of the American Credit Indemnity Co. in Atlanta. He had held the same post for the company in Cleveland from 1972 until 1984.

A graduate of City College, he served in the Navy during World War II, then graduated from the Baltimore College of Commerce.

In 1945, he began working in Baltimore for American Credit. He was controller of the local office before a transfer to Richmond in 1952. He returned to Richmond after retiring.

L He was active in Masonic and United Methodist Church groups.

In Baltimore, he was a member of the Caroline Street United Methodist Church. In Richmond, he was a member of the administrative board and held other posts at the Reveille United Methodist Church. He was a lay leader of the Richmond district of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church and a delegate to the church's regional and national annual conferences.

He belonged to the Joppa Lodge of the Masons and Boumi Temple in Baltimore. He was master of two lodges in Virginia and grand secretary of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Virginia and held several other Masonic posts.

Services for Mr. Tignor were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Reveille United Methodist Church.

He is survived his wife, the former Audrey Crist; a daughter, Carol Tignor Uzzle of Richmond; two sisters, Elva T. Workman and Margaret Ann T. Schaeffer, both of Baltimore; and two grandsons.

Samuel Wolf

Engineer, violinist

Samuel Wolf, an electrical engineer who played the violin and viola in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, died Thursday of cancer at the Fort Howard Veterans Hospital.

He was 76 and lived in Linthicum Heights.

He retired 10 years ago after 25 years with the orchestra.

He came to Baltimore in the early 1950s to work as an electrical engineer for the Westinghouse Electric Corp. He worked at the firm's plant at Baltimore-Washington International Airport for 15 years, some of them after he joined the symphony.

The Cleveland native served in Army bands during World War II. After the war, he earned an engineering degree at Case Western Reserve University.

Graveside services are planned for 10 a.m. Monday at the Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland.

He is survived by his mother, Rose Wolf; a brother, Marvin Wolf; a nephew, Clifford Wolf; and a friend, Irene Faulhaber, all of Cleveland.

Josephine Plumb Poe

Former horsewoman

Josephine Plumb Poe, a member of local clubs who had been a tennis player and horsewoman, died March 30 of cancer at her home near Lake Roland.

Mrs. Poe, 85, was a member of the Mount Vernon Club and the Elkridge Club. Born Josephine Plumb in Buffalo, N.Y., she came to Maryland in the early 1940s.

Her first two marriages, to Gibson Gardner and Rigan McKinney, ended in divorce. Her third husband, Edgar Allan Poe Jr., who was related to poet and writer Edgar Allen Poe, died in 1983.

A private service is planned.

She is survived by a son, Laurence Hamilton Gardner II of Charlottesville, Va.; two daughters, Sally Gardner Willis and Grace Gardner of the Lake Roland area; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Howard County or St. John's Episcopal Church-Mount Washington.

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