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January 22, 1994

Amy Blanche Rever

'13 Eastern High graduate

Amy Blanche Rever, who was a member of the first graduating class of Eastern High School, died Tuesday in her sleep of advanced arteriosclerosis at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 98.

The former Towson resident had moved to the hospice in 1992 from Cardinal Sheehan Center, where she had lived since 1982.

The former Amy B. Wright's father was a developer who built rowhouses on Eden Street, Boundary Avenue (now North Avenue) and Ailsa Avenue in Lauraville, where she grew up.

She was a 1909 graduate of Garrett Heights School and, in 1913, was in the first graduating class of Eastern High School, then known as Eastern Female High School, at Broadway and North Avenue.

In 1914, she married William B. Rever, who worked for many years for the Stebbins-Anderson Co. in Towson before he opened a hardware store, Rever & Bucher, on East Joppa Road. Mr. Rever, who retired from the store in 1955, died in 1966.

For several years in the 1920s, the couple owned a 125-acre farm in Biglerville, Pa., seven miles north of Gettysburg.

"Mother was a very unassuming person who enjoyed sewing, cooking and reading," said a son, Dr. William B. Rever Jr. of Towson. "She was a very religious person and was just completing another reading of the Bible when she died."

She had been a member since 1935 of the Reformation Lutheran Church.

Services were planned for 1 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road, with interment in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include another son, Dr. George W. Rever of St. Michaels; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson 21204.

Eugene W. Waldron

Destroyer captain

Eugene W. Waldron, a retired Navy captain and farmer, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at the home of his son in Fallston. He was 90.

He had been a resident of the Charlestown retirement community since 1989.

During World War II, he was captain of the destroyer DuPont during the early days of the Battle of the North Atlantic in 1942, and his vessel was credited with sinking a German U-boat.

He also was a damage control officer aboard a light cruiser that participated in the invasion of North Africa in 1942 and of Italy in 1943.

During the invasion of Italy, an enemy bomb hit the ship, killing 200 crewmen and putting the vessel out of commission.

Mr. Waldron ended his war service in 1945 as commander of the attack transport USS Mifflin.

He retired from the Navy in 1950 and went to work for United Services, an insurance company, as a vice president of personnel. He retired in 1958.

He married Julia Mohler of Catonsville in 1934.

In 1958, they opened Anchor Tree Farm in Mount Airy, one of the first cut-your-own Christmas tree farms in Maryland.

He and his wife retired to New Hampshire in 1970, and she died in 1981. Relatives still operate the 200-acre farm.

Mr. Waldron was born in Lynn, Mass., the son of a freighter captain. When he was 6, his father was lost at sea.

Mr. Waldron attended public schools and graduated in 1921 from Lynn Classical High School, then entered the Naval Academy, graduating in 1926.

"He was an avid reader who enjoyed reading history, literature and politics. He loved discussing politics," said a grandson, Bruce Heck of Catonsville.

During retirement, Mr. Waldron divided his time between his summer home in New Hampshire and his Baltimore residence.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown Retirement Community, 715 Maiden Choice Lane in Baltimore.

Survivors include two sons, Charles J. Waldron of Fallston and Eugene M. Waldron Jr. of Wellesley, Mass.; two daughters, Jeanne W. Heck of Gaithersburg and Julia Waldron of Ashland, N.H.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Agnes Hospice, 900 Caton Ave., Baltimore 21229; or to Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson 21204.

Dr. Alexander C. Dick

Practiced 52 years

Dr. Alexander C. Dick died Monday of pneumonia at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown, where he had been the first surgeon on the staff. He was 91.

Dr. Dick lived and practiced medicine in Chestertown from 1935 until he retired in 1987.

Though he was a general surgeon, he was one of the few physicians in the area and his practice often included other specialties, such as obstetrics.

Born in Sumter, S.C., he was a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., and attended the University of Virginia and the University of North Carolina.

He graduated in 1931 from the University of Pennsylvania medical school.

He served an internship and residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and moved to Chestertown just as Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital was opening.

Known as "Coke" from his middle name, Colclough, he lived on Maiden Lot Farm near Chestertown for many years before moving in 1992 to the Heron Point area of Chestertown.

He was a former member of the boards of the hospital and the Kent County Chapter of the American Red Cross and many professional organizations.

He had also been chairman of the advisory board of the Chestertown branch of the Signet Bank.

He had been honored by the Chestertown Businessmen's Association, the Kent County Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Kent County.

He was a vestryman at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chestertown and was a member of the Chester River Yacht and Country Club.

A memorial service was set for 11 a.m. today at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Dorothy Quarles; a daughter, Nancy M. Dick of Chestertown; two sons, Alexander C. Dick Jr. of Syosset, N.Y., and Dr. Macdonald Dick II of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church or to Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital.

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