Katherine B. StewartMuseum stafferKatherine Baden Stewart...

October 16, 1993

Katherine B. Stewart

Museum staffer

Katherine Baden Stewart, a retired staff member and volunteer at the Baltimore Museum of Art, died of pneumonia Sunday t Union Memorial Hospital.

The 85-year-old former Roland Park Place resident began her 1990 career in 1952 as secretary to museum director Adelyn Breeskin and continued under her successor, Charles Parkhurst.

After retiring in 1970, she became a volunteer in the museum's paper conservation laboratory, which she was instrumental in establishing. Pictures, manuscripts and prints from the collection are mended and restored in the lab, and the work entails precise dexterity and the use of a microscope.

"She did general preservation work, and we shared projects together," said Kim Schenck, an associate paper conservator. "She loved her books and treated them like her own personal children. The museum was her first love. She was a wonderful story-teller and was a fastidious tea drinker. She was one of the most charming people I've ever met."

Born in Croom, Prince George's County, she earned a B.A. degree in 1930 from Mount Holyoke College.

After graduation, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1941, she married John L. Stewart, who was a State Department official. She accompanied him on diplomatic postings in Denmark and Paris. After his death in 1950, she returned to Maryland. The couple had a son who died in 1945.

Mrs. Stewart was a fellow of the American Institute for Conservation, a member of the International Institute for Conservation and, for many years, a member of the museum's Print and Drawing Society.

A memorial service was held yesterday in the Meyerhoff Auditorium of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Mrs. Stewart is survived by a sister, Dorothy B. Elliott of Sarasota, Fla., and a nephew, Geoffrey E. Stamm of Washington.

The family suggested contributions may be made to the Baltimore Museum of Art, Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Art Museum Drive, Baltimore 21218.

James R. Daniel

Founded 2 companies

James R. Daniel, a manufacturer's representative for Imagitron Sales Co. in Manchester, died Tuesday of a heart attack at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in Cape May Court House, N.J.

The former Lutherville resident, who lived in Avalon, N.J., was 65.

He had been with the Carroll company, which represents manufacturers of electronic components, since 1982. In 1959, he founded J. R. Daniel & Co. and Technico Inc. He was president of the companies until they were purchased by Allied Control of Connecticut in 1975.

The Glenside, Pa., native attended public schools and was a 1947 graduate of Abington Senior High School. He also attended Temple University in Philadelphia.

"He attempted to enlist in the Navy but was discharged when it was discovered that he was 17 years old and underage, so they sent him home," said his wife, the former Jeanette Gayle Clapp, whom he married in 1971.

He served in the Army in the Korean War as a military policeman and was discharged with the rank of corporal in 1957. He also served in the New Jersey National Guard.

He was a member of the Wildwood, N.J., Golf and Country Club.

Active in veterans affairs, he was a past commander of the Stephen C. Ludlum Post No. 331 of the American Legion in Stone Harbor, N.J., and belonged to the 200 Club of Cape May and Atlantic Counties, which raises money for families of firefighters, police officers and ambulance drivers killed while on duty.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium. Services also were conducted Friday in Stone Harbor.

He also is survived by a son, Dr. James G. Daniel of Salisbury; two daughters, Barbara Long of Hampstead and Nancy Tsottles of Timonium; his parents, James C. and Mary R. Daniel of Willow Grove, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 200 Club of Cape May and Atlantic Counties, P.O. Box 622, Northfield, N.J. 08225.

Ruth R. Riley

Baltimore native

Ruth Ruppersberger Riley, who worked for several educational institutions, died Tuesday of cancer at a hospital in Hershey, Pa.

The 75-year-old Annville for the last 22 years was a former president of the Lebanon County Federation of Woman's Clubs and the Lebanon Valley College Auxiliary. She also was active in the League of Women Voters, the Council of the Arts and other groups in the area.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Forest Park High and of Lebanon Valley College in Annville.

Before moving to Annville, she did secretarial work for the Maryland Department of Education, the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J., and Princeton University. She also ran residence programs at Valparaiso University in Indiana and at Lebanon Valley College.

Her husband, Robert R. Riley, is a retired vice president and controller of Lebanon Valley College.

Services were held yesterday in the Miller Chapel at the college.

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