Yesterday's obituary on Catherine Marie McCook spelled her...


November 12, 1993

Yesterday's obituary on Catherine Marie McCook spelled her name incorrectly. The Sun regrets the error.

Catherine M. Cook

Real estate broker

Catherine Marie Cook, who was a real estate broker in Morris Plains, N.J., died Nov. 4 of cancer at her home in the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville.

The former Catherine Marie Osterburg moved to Charlestown 2 1/2 years ago. The 79-year-old New York City native ran a hosiery distributing company as a young woman. Later, she became a real estate agent and before her retirement about 15 years ago, was a self-employed broker.


She was a bowler with the Mountain Lakes Club in New Jersey and more recently a duckpin bowler with a group from Charlestown.

Her husband, George W. McCook, is a retired data processing manager for American Home Products Inc.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown Retirement Community, 711 Maiden Choice Lane. She also is survived by sons George P. McCook of Broomall, Pa., and Robert T. McCook of Hewitt, N.J.

Rev. David Shipley

Minister, AIDS activist

The Rev. David Foster Shipley, who retired from the active United Methodist ministry and then began working against AIDS, died Oct. 23 of complications from AIDS at his home in Waverly.

Mr. Shipley, 40, was pastor of the Otterbein Memorial United Methodist Church in Hampden for three years before retiring in 1986.

As a student, he served the Flohrville, Gaither and Marriottsville United Methodist churches, all in the Marriottsville area; a United Methodist church in Austria; and a German congregation in Washington.

The Parkville native was a charter member of the Salary-Sharing Group of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of his church. He was a graduate of the Wesley College in Dover, Del., earned his bachelor's degree at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., and studied at Tubingen University in Germany and at Washington's Wesley Theological Seminary.

After leaving the active ministry, he sold cemetery lots for a time, but began working against AIDS, speaking before church and other groups, most recently at Dickinson College, about his illness.

He became a member of the Community Relations Board at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the AIDS Interfaith Network, the Persons with AIDS Coalition and AIDS Interfaith Residential Service, leaving his Waverly home to the last group.

He was also a member of the Baltimore Washington Conference Task Force on HIV/AIDS, participated through the conference in Quality of Life Retreats for persons with AIDS, spoke at the 1992 Youth Assembly of the conference and gave a slide presentation in June before the annual meeting of the conference on its ministries for people with AIDS.

A memorial service is set for 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Arnolia United Methodist Church, 1776 E. Joppa Road, Parkville.

Mr. Shipley is survived by parents, Bill and Gladys Shipley of Parkville; two brothers, Bill and Scott Shipley of Parkville; a sister, Susan Rinehart of Williamsburg, Va.; his grandmother, Cloyde Shipley of Gaithersburg; and a nephew.

He had suggested that donations be made to AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, 5000 York Road.

Thomas M. Bennett

Security supervisor

Thomas M. Bennett, a retired supervisor at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Woodlawn.

The 54-year-old Granite native retired in 1985 as a security supervisor after 27 years at the institution.

He attended Baltimore County schools, including the old Banneker High School in Catonsville. He began working in 1954 as a kitchen aide at Woodstock College, leaving in 1957 to work at the then Henryton State Hospital, a tuberculosis sanitarium in Carroll County. He served in the Army Medical Corps from 1961 to 1963 and, after his discharge, worked for two years at University Hospital as a nursing assistant.

He was a mentor to neighborhood children who affectionately called him "Dad," said his wife, the former Vivienne Jackson of Baltimore.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 10800 Old Court Road, Woodstock, Baltimore County. Interment will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Bennett also is survived by a son, Thomas M. Bennett 2nd; three daughters, Nancy King, Kimberly Candler and Kimberly Mercer, all of Woodlawn; a brother, Martin Bennett of Essex; two sisters, Gladys Kemp and Marva Kelly, both of Woodlawn; and four grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Heart Fund.

Marguerite C. Murphy

Real estate agent

Marguerite C. Murphy, a real estate agent who was active in church and community work, died Nov. 1 of a stroke aboard the Queen Elizabeth II during a cruise that she and her husband, William J. Murphy, were taking to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

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