Dr. Antoinette ParryPediatricianAntoinette C. Rose Parry...


June 01, 1993

Dr. Antoinette Parry


Antoinette C. Rose Parry, a retired pediatrician who recently moved to Baltimore from Largo, Fla., died Saturday at Keswick of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. She was 82.

Dr. Parry was born in Paris on Nov. 2, 1910, and moved with her family to New York City as a young child. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1931 and received her medical degree from the University of Rochester in 1935.

She married Allen A. Parry, an internist, in 1936. They practiced medicine in Madison, N.J., for 33 years. During World War II, he was a member of the Army Medical Corps, with a tour of duty that included North Africa, the Congo, France, and Germany.

While he was overseas, his wife carried on both practices.

Dr. Parry practiced privately until 1952, when she decided to become a physician for the New Jersey school system so that she could devote more time to rearing her family.

She was the physician for the Madison, Florham Park and Hanover Park, N.J., school systems before she was appointed the college physician for Drew University in Madison. She worked at Drew from 1961 to 1970.

The Parrys retired to Florida in 1972.

An active member of the Madison-Chatham chapter of the Red Cross for 30 years, she directed its Regional Blood Service from 1966 to 1972. She was also a longtime member of the Madison Board of Health and was its president several times.

Her husband died in 1984.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave. in Bolton Hill.

Dr. Parry is survived by a daughter, Shirley C. Parry of Baltimore; and a son, Bruce E. Parry of Chicago.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Red Cross.

Dr. Frederick Frank

Child psychiatrist

Dr. Frederick W. Frank, a former rabbi and retired child psychiatrist who grew up in Baltimore, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease in Menlo Park, Calif.

Dr. Frank, who was 87, operated a practice in child psychiatry in San Francisco for about 30 years. He also lectured on child psychiatry for many years at the University of California Medical School. He retired in the early 1970s.

A 1927 graduate of Hebrew Union College, a Reform Jewish Seminary in Cincinnati, Dr. Frank was an ordained Reform Jewish rabbi in Raleigh, N.C., from 1930 to 1938.

In 1940, he returned to school, earning a bachelor's degree and later a medical degree at the University of Cincinnati.

He also studied at the University of Chicago and at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.

During World War II, he was a captain in the Army medical corps.

Born in Keystone, W.Va., Dr. Frank was the oldest of 13 children of Ferdinand N. and Anna C. Frank. He moved to Baltimore with his family about 1915.

While a student at Baltimore City College, from which he graduated in 1924, Dr. Frank played football and was an amateur boxer who once fought Joe Dundee, an eventual lightweight champion.

He was married in the late 1940s to the former Helen Zellerbach, who died in 1988.

Dr. Frank's body was cremated and no funeral was held.

Survivors include a brother, Donald Frank of Baltimore; three sisters, Adele Frank Cohen of Baltimore, Ethel Frank Speigel of Coral Gables,Fla., and Johanna Frank Safer of Key West, Fla.; his friend and companion, Yvonne Saulsbuy of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

Bertha Wells

Retired accountant

Bertha Agnes Mayforth Wells, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. accountant and longtime Ferndale resident, died Friday at North Arundel Hospital after a stroke.

She was 79 and had lived in Ferndale for 36 years.

Mrs. Wells worked for 15 years at the Westinghouse facility at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, retiring in 1978.

She was born in Springfield, Mass.

Mrs. Wells was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Glen Burnie. She enjoyed gardening and bowling.

Her husband, Albert Thomas Wells, died in December 1966. They had been married for 29 years.

Services for Mrs. Wells will be held in her hometown at a date to be determined.

She is survived by a son, Barry A. Wells of Glen Burnie; two sisters, Marian Broderick and Evelyn McIntyre, both of Springfield, Mass.; and a granddaughter.

Frank A. Darney Sr.


Frank A. Darney Sr., a longtime Gardenville-area resident and retired carpenter, died May 5 of cancer at a son's home in Towson.

Mr. Darney, who was known as "Hap," was 91.

The Baltimore native worked for many years at Barnes-Hall, a Parkville contracting company from which he retired in 1965. He helped build the Fair Lanes Bowling Center at Harford Road and Christopher Lane, among other buildings.

Mr. Darney's wife of 69 years, the former Theresa Sachs, a candy dipper at Wockenfuss Candies on Belair Road, died in February 1991.

A son Kenneth died in 1988 in an airplane accident in Ocean City.

Services for Mr. Darney were held May 8 at the Miller Funeral Home in Overlea.

He is survived by a son, Frank A. Darney Jr. of Towson; a sister, Lillian Bickel of Perry Hall; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Baltimore Cancer Support Group at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Fullerton at 7910 Belair Road, Baltimore 21236.

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