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January 10, 1994

Thirkield A. Lee


Thirkield A. Lee, who worked as a housekeeper, died Wednesday of cancer at the Joseph Richey Hospice. The longtime Govans resident was 59.

"She was a good friend and excellent housekeeper," said Anne M. Sapir of Ruxton. "She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always very thoughtful toward other people."

Known as "Lee," the former West Baltimore resident attended city schools and was a 1952 graduate of St. Frances Academy on East Chase Street. She continued her education at Coppin State College, leaving after a year to work as a nurse's aide. From 1955 to 1964, she was employed by the Camp Manufacturing Co., makers of school supplies, and worked as a secretary at the Monumental Eye Glass Co. and Bausch & Lomb before she established her own housekeeping business in 1974.

She was an active communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Govans, where she had been a member for many years.

"She loved helping people," said a daughter, Cheryll A. Little of Baltimore. "The word 'no' wasn't in her vocabulary. She really was a good Samaritan and never distrusted anyone."

She enjoyed listening to big band music and was fond of Bessie Smith and Ella Fitzgerald recordings. She also enjoyed reading and watching videos in her leisure time.

The former Thirkield Drummond married James S. Lee, who worked for the Arrow Carton Co., in 1953. He died in 1987.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Govans, 5502 York Road, Baltimore, with interment in Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.

In addition to Ms. Little, she is survived by another daughter, Dohna E. Lee, of Baltimore; three brothers, Archie "Buddy" Drummond of Pittsburgh, Edward "Reggie" Drummond of Wilmington, N.C., and Raymond S. Drummond of Baltimore; a sister, Joyce M. Davis of Baltimore; and a granddaughter, Taisha D. Little of Baltimore.

Memorial donations can be made to Joseph Richey Hospice Inc., 820 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore, Md. 21201.

Dr. Donald Barrick

Hospital chief of staff


Dr. Donald M. Barrick, the longtime chief of staff of Maryland General Hospital, died Friday of lung cancer at his home in Timonium. He was 62.

Dr. Barrick, a Washington native, served in Air Force from 1951 until 1953. After attending George Washington University, he graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School in 1962.

He opened a private practice in Baltimore, specializing in general and vascular surgery, which he continued until his illness forced him to retire in December 1992.

Dr. Barrick also earned a law degree 10 years ago at the University of Maryland, and he practiced with the Towson firm of Seiland and Jednorski.

He was appointed chief of staff at Maryland General Hospital in 1981 and remained active in the position until the end of last month.

A private pilot, Dr. Barrick flew as a hobby for 25 years. His favorite destination was the Eastern Shore.

He was a longtime resident of Towson and moved to Timonium eight years ago.

He is survived by his wife of eight years, the former Donna Kinzer of Timonium; his parents, George and Marie Barrick of Bethesda; a brother, William Barrick of Rockville; three sons, Donald Barrick of Bel Air, Robert Barrick of Catonsville and James Barrick of Mercer Island, Wash; and grandsons.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Annunciation Orthodox Center, Maryland Avenue and Preston Street.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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