Shirley T. PeckElementary teacherShirley Thomas Peck, who...

February 25, 1994

Shirley T. Peck

Elementary teacher

Shirley Thomas Peck, who was a substitute teacher at Stoneleigh Elementary School for 30 years, died Tuesday of heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital. She was 74 and lived in Towson.

Mrs. Peck, who retired two years ago, was a full-time teacher at Towson Elementary School in the 1940s.

She was born Shirley Thomas in Towson. She graduated from Towson High School and, in 1940, from what is now Towson State University.

She was a deacon and former Sunday school teacher at Towson Presbyterian Church and had been a den mother for the Cub Scout pack at Ascension Lutheran Church.

Her husband, Henry B. Peck, is a retired electrical engineer for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Services were planned for 11 a.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Henry B. Peck Jr. of Towson; a daughter, Shirley S. Armstrong of Gettysburg, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

Frances S. Cook


Frances S. Cook, a cashier, died Tuesday of cancer at Church Hospital. The longtime Fells Point resident was 59.

A cashier at Value Village in Glen Burnie, she had worked for the Eastern Venetian Blind Co. and as a cleaner for IBM.

She was born Frances Snyder in Cumberland. As a child, she moved with her family to Fells Point and attended city schools.

She married Donald H. Cook in 1954.

Services were planned for 11 a.m. today at the Weber Funeral Home, 401 S. Conkling St., with interment in Meadowridge Cemetery.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, David W. Cook of Baltimore; two daughters, Joan C. Cook of Baltimore and Jacqueline M. Maynard of Glen Burnie; her mother, Essie Jones of Baltimore; a brother, Charles Snyder of Baltimore; three sisters, Helen Linkus, Georgie Wilkinson and Dorothy House, all of Baltimore Highlands; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Clarice H. Cuff

Retired cook

Clarice Hinkson Cuff, a retired cook, died Tuesday of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. She was 42.

Because of poor health, Mrs. Cuff of Northwest Baltimore retired several years ago from Mary Mavis Delicatessen in Lexington Market.

The West Baltimore native attended city schools and later NTC earned her high school equivalency certificate before going to work as a cook.

Her husband, Clarence Cuff, died in 1986.

A memorial service was planned for 3 p.m. today at the Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home, 2222 W. North Ave.

Survivors include a son, Michael Gladden; two daughters, LaTonya Gladden and Tenika Williams; and her mother, Geraldine Cotton, all of Baltimore; four brothers, Jack Webb of Germany and Howard Webb, Arnold Webb and Donald Webb, all of Baltimore; and three sisters, Joanne Holland, Betty Thomas and Marie Burkett, all of Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236-0025.

John P. Hoffman Sr.

Owned awning company

John P. Hoffman Sr., retired owner of the A. Hoffman Awning Co., died Tuesday of heart failure at his home in Perry Hall. He was 94.

He joined the company in 1924, the year it was started by his father, and retired nine years ago.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of St. Ann's School. He was an auxiliary fireman with Engine 19 during World War II.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 8420 Belair Road in Fullerton, where a Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Naomi V. Bien; a daughter, Marion Miller of Perry Hall; two sons, John P. Hoffman Jr. of Baltimore and Gilbert Hoffman of Timonium; a sister, Marie Poska of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Claudia Mac Innes

Rental agent

Claudia B. Mac Innes, who had been a real estate rental agent in Anne Arundel County and suburban Philadelphia, died Tuesday at North Arundel Nursing and Convalescent Center.

She was 77 and had lived in Pasadena for the past 22 years.

She worked for several firms before retiring about 15 years ago.

She was a volunteer at a Miami hospital during World War II and later for the Cub Scouts and at libraries in Pennsylvania.

She was born Claudia Bowlby in Hammond, Ind., and attended Purdue University and what is now Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Graveside services were planned for 10 a.m. today at Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, James C. Mac Innes; two sons, James C. Mac Innes Jr. of Sandy, Utah, and Army Lt. Col. Douglas B. Mac Innes of Fort Knox, Ky.; two sisters, Elisabeth Newell of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mary Baird of St. Paul, Minn.

Hazel E. Bishoff


Hazel Evelyn Bishoff, a retired Baltimore County children's librarian, died Sunday of heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital. She was 89 and lived in Bowleys Quarters.

When she retired 20 years ago, she was working at the Parkville Library. Since the late 1950s, she had also worked at the Middle River and Essex libraries.

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