S. Edward Norris Jr.Retired salesmanS. Edward Norris Jr...

February 28, 1994

S. Edward Norris Jr.

Retired salesman

S. Edward Norris Jr., a retired salesman who collected 1950s cars, died Jan. 26 of heart and respiratory failure at a Los Angeles hospital.

Mr. Norris, who was 64, retired and moved to Malibu, Calif., in 1982.

Before his retirement, he was an insurance salesman with Strassner and Associates. Earlier he had been a regional sales manager for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland.

A native of Philadelphia who was raised in Baltimore, he attended the McDonogh School and served in the Navy in the late 1940s aboard an aircraft carrier, the USS Antietam.

He owned two Thunderbirds and a Lincoln Continental and was a member of the Thunderbird Club of Maryland and the Gold Coast T-Bird Club and Early Bird Club in California.

Private services for Mr. Norris were held in California. A memorial Mass will be offered at noon on April 22 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1704 Eastern Ave., in Middle River.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Rinehart; a daughter, Susan Sullivan of Essex; a son, Stephen Norris of Abingdon; his father, S. Edward Norris of Malibu; three sisters, Ginny Lewis of Annapolis, Georgeanne Baker of Lutherville, and Mary Carroll Vach of Ocean City; and four grandchildren.

Grace R. McMillan

Photographer, volunteer

Grace R. McMillan, a relative of two presidents who worked as a free-lance photographer and was an active volunteer, died Feb. 15 of a stroke at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 82.

She was born Grace Green Roosevelt, the daughter of Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. She was reared in Oyster Bay, Long Island, N.Y., near Sagamore Hill, the home of her grandfather, President Theodore Roosevelt.

Her father was a highly decorated World War I and World II hero who died several days after storming ashore with the Fourth Division on D-Day in 1944.

She received her education at the Green Vale School in Oyster Bay and the Foxcroft School and was a 1930 graduate of the Sorbonne in Paris.

She was introduced to her husband, William McMillan, a Baltimore architect, yachtsman and big-game hunter, by her father, who had met him in Indochina while on a hunting expedition.

After their highly publicized wedding in 1934 at Oyster Bay, which was attended by her cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the couple settled in Glyndon, where they operated Sunny Hill Farm and raised prize Aberdeen Angus cattle.

During World War II, while her husband was serving in the Navy, she operated the farm, said her son, William McMillan Jr. of Glyndon.

She had been in declining health for several years, but was "as courageous in her own way as her father," said her son.

She was a trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art and was an active volunteer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and had served as president of the Women's Hospital Board.

She worked as a free-lance photographer of children. She was a member of the Mount Vernon Club and the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club.

In addition to her husband and son, she is survived by a daughter, Eleanor McMillan of Washington, D.C.; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road, Glyndon, 21071. Private services were held there Feb. 19.

George J. Clark

B&O railroad worker

George J. Clark, a retired railroad worker, died Feb. 20 of a massive stroke at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 76 and had lived in Mayfield since 1985.

He retired in 1984 after 45 years with the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. He had worked as a storekeeper at the carrier's Mount Clare Shops; for the last 10 years of his employment, he was assigned to the Riverside roundhouse in South Baltimore.

"He was born and grew up in Pigtown on Poppleton Street and could walk around the corner to his job at the railroad and only missed three days of work in all those years," said his daughter, Patricia C. Tress of Glen Burnie. "He was always very proud of his railroad service with the B&O."

He attended city schools until he left in the ninth grade to go work for the railroad. During World II, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served in the European Theater. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of staff sergeant.

Other survivors include his wife of 51 years, the former Dolores M. Young; two brothers, William C. Clark and Edward L. Clark, both of Baltimore; a sister, Catherine E. Young of Lansdowne; and two grandchildren. Another daughter, Georgette Clark, died 1982.

Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 5 Gwynns Mill Court, Owings Mills 21117.

Services were held Thursday.

Katherine Braun

Owned dry cleaners

Katherine Braun, who operated a dry cleaners for many years, died Feb. 21 of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. She was 97.

She owned and operated Kiefer and Braun, a dry cleaning establishment in Glen Burnie, from 1920 to 1976 with her husband, John Braun, whom she married in 1915. He died in 1962.

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