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March 15, 1994

Richard Ellingsworth

Ran elevator company

Richard H. Ellingsworth, retired chairman of the board of the General Elevator Co. and a Presbyterian elder for many years, died March 7 of leukemia at a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla.

Mr. Ellingsworth, who was 78 and maintained homes in Boca Raton and Towson, retired in 1984 as chairman of the board of the company, which was started by his father in 1916.

Associated with the company since 1938, Mr. Ellingsworth became its president in 1954. He oversaw the building of its headquarters in Linthicum, opened offices in more than 20 cities and ended its manufacturing work in favor of service and modernization work. Under his leadership, it became the largest independent elevator service company in the country.

Mr. Ellingsworth was a former chairman of the National Elevator Manufacturing Industry, a trade association.

He served as an elder for more than 20 years at the Arlington Presbyterian Church and then at the Timonium Presbyterian Church for more than 15 years after its opening. His last regular duty there was to edit the church newsletter, Timonium Tidings.

He was for many years a trustee of the Presbyterian home in Quarryville, Pa., the Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., and recently of the Chesapeake Theological Seminary in Baltimore.

He had also been a member of the boards of Western Maryland College and the League for the Handicapped and had been active in the Baltimore Rotary Club.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1934 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute and a 1938 graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois.

A memorial service was held Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Ruth Philips; two daughters, Ruth Rittler of Lutherville and Barbara Lang of Cockeysville; a son, Richard P. Ellingsworth of Hunt Valley; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The Rev. Gilbert M. Litsinger, retired pastor of Glen Burnie Assembly of God, died March 3 at Union Memorial Hospital of complications of a stroke.

Mr. Litsinger, who was 87 and lived in Northwest Baltimore, retired in 1984 after 23 years of serving in Glen Burnie. For 20 years before that, he was pastor at Hereford Assembly of God.

In addition, he served the Potomac District Council of his church as presbyter, executive presbyter, Sunday school director and manager of its Potomac Park Camp in Falling Waters, W.Va., near Williamsport, Md.

The Baltimore native attended the Johns Hopkins University.

Services for Mr. Litsinger, who is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Schissler, were held March 7. Mary K. Tinder, who taught in public and parochial schools in Baltimore County for many years, died March 6 of heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. The Towson resident was 79.

Mrs. Tinder, who taught biology and general science, retired in 1979 from Golden Ring Junior High School, where she had been a faculty member for about 20 years.

Before that, she taught at Immaculate Conception School in Towson and in public schools in Beckley, W.Va.

In the 1960s, while at Golden Ring, she received National Science Foundation grants to study at Western Maryland College and served on the county school system's Curriculum Development Team.

She was a member of the Teachers Association of Baltimore County, the Maryland State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

The former Mary K. Harrington was a native of Princeton, W.Va., was a graduate of West Virginia University.

During retirement, she traveled often, especially to Ireland, where she met a cousin in County Mayo who gave her a hand-knitted sweater similar to one the cousin had given to President John F. Kennedy during his visit to Ireland.

Her husband, Frederick Saunders Tinder Jr., retired treasurer of Consolidated Heating and Equipment Co., died in 1989.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday.

She is survived by two sons, the Rev. F. Dennis Tinder, pastor of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church in Riviera Beach, and Robert W. Tinder of Reisterstown; a daughter, Margaret K. Lookingland of East Lansing, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

Rev. H. P. Henneberry

Hospital chaplain

The Rev. Hugh P. Henneberry, S.S.J., a retired priest and hospital chaplain, died March 7 of cancer at St. Joseph's Manor, the retirement home of his order, the Society of St. Joseph. He was 76.

He was chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson, which is not connected with his order, in 1992 and 1993.

For eight years before that, he was rector of the Josephite retirement home where he died.

He was pastor of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Dundalk from 1957 to 1961, associate pastor at St. Pius V Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore from 1955 to 1957, and twice associate pastor of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Washington, from 1951 until 1955 and from 1968 until 1972.

He had also been pastor of churches in Baton Rouge, La.; Beaumont, Texas, and Houston; and associate pastor in New Orleans; Tampa, Fla.; Natchez, Miss.; and Mobile, Ala.

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