Elizabeth E. ConklinReal estate agentElizabeth Egerton...

February 26, 1994

Elizabeth E. Conklin

Real estate agent

Elizabeth Egerton Conklin, a retired real estate agent, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure. She was 88 and had moved two years ago from Ruxton to Pickersgill, a Towson retirement home.

She retired 26 years ago from the Dorothy L. Fitzgerald real estate firm with which she had been associated for 27 years.

The former Elizabeth Egerton was a native of Roland Park. She was raised there and on her family's farm, Severn Oaks in Arnold. She was educated at Roland Park Country School and Miss Holliday's school in Annapolis.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., Baltimore.

She is survived by three sons, William T. Conklin III of Ruxton, Samuel Edwin Egerton Conklin of Phoenix and Charles Calvert Conklin of Glen Ellyn, Ill., a daughter, Mary Conklin Hammann of Rodgers Forge; a brother, John Wilson Egerton of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

W. James Hastings

Taught middle school

W. James Hastings, a retired teacher at Arbutus Middle School, died Feb. 18 of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 61.

Mr. Hastings, who had homes in Ocean City and in Baltimore Highlands, retired in 1989 after teaching at Arbutus Middle since 1981.

He began his teaching career in 1955 at Essex Elementary School. He served in the Army from 1956 to 1958 and taught in the Montgomery County school system from 1961 to 1963.

Mr. Hastings taught at Baltimore Highlands Elementary School from 1963 to 1981.

In his retirement, he was a substitute teacher in Baltimore County, Ocean City and Delaware.

Born in Delmar in Wicomico County, he graduated from Wicomico High School in Salisbury and from Salisbury State University in 1955.

He earned a master's degree at Towson State University in 1970 and did graduate work at George Washington University and the University of Maryland.

Mr. Hastings was a member of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Ocean City, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today. Services are also planned for 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Ambrose Funeral Home, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Road, Lansdowne.

He is survived by a sister, Doris Webb of Delmar, Del.; a stepsister, Pat Oliver of Salisbury; four nieces;and five nephews.

Lucia T. Kelly

Reference librarian

Lucia T. Kelly, who had been a law and reference librarian in New York City and was active in organizations there and in

Baltimore, died Jan. 29 at Union Memorial Hospital after a stroke.

Ms. Kelly, who was 47, moved here about two years ago and lived in the Mount Vernon area.

She had worked as a librarian for several law firms and then as a reference librarian for the Harper and Row publishing house and for a time as a consultant to its successor, HarperCollins, before coming to Baltimore.

Born in Morristown, N.J. she was a graduate of the Princeton High School and, in 1968, of Hollins College in Roanoke, Va.

In New York, she had raised money for the local chapter of the National Abortion Rights Action League and for the New York City Opera. She was a founder and a fund-raiser for Opera Glass Inc., an organization supporting the opera company.

In Baltimore, she was a full-time volunteer for the Maryland for Choice campaign and did volunteer work for the American Civil Liberties Union.

She is survived by her mother, Guy F. Kelly of Baltimore; two sisters, Eliza F. Kelly and Andrea F. Kelly, both of Baltimore; and two brothers, David H. Kelly of Rockville and Christopher T. Kelly of San Diego, Calif.

A memorial service was held February 19.

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