Margaret WashingtonWest Baltimore residentMargaret A...

May 21, 1994

Margaret Washington

West Baltimore resident

Margaret A. Washington, a resident of West Baltimore for many years, died Sunday of heart failure at the Deaton Specialty Hospital and Home. She was 77 and lived on North Avenue.

The former Margaret A. Martin was born in Cauthornville, Va., and moved to Baltimore as a young woman.

She was a member of Whitestone Baptist Church in Baltimore.

Her husband, George Washington, who worked for Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., died in 1980.

Services were to be held today at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Owenton, Va.

She is survived by three sisters, Pearl Smith of Indian Neck, Va., ++ Beatrice Tompkins of Cauthornville and Cora Thomas of Woodbury, N.J.; a brother, Herman Martin of Richmond, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

G. Mitchell Boulden

Elkton postmaster

G. Mitchell Boulden, retired postmaster of Elkton who was active in volunteer firefighters' and other organizations, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at his Elkton home. He was 76.

During a 35-year career with the U.S. Postal Service, he was postmaster from 1963 to 1978. He started as a railroad post office clerk on trains running to the Eastern Shore from Philadelphia and was a rural route carrier.

He was named Postmaster of the Year in Maryland in 1968. He was a former president of the Tri-County Rural Carrier Association and the Maryland Branch of the National League of Postmasters, which gave him its Order of the Vest award in 1976. He was a life member of the league's Past State Presidents Club.

He was a life member of the Singerly Fire Company, of which he was president for 16 years. He had been a member of the first board of the company's ambulance service.

He had also headed the Cecil County Firemen's Association and the Cecil-Harford Volunteer Firemen's Association. He had been board chairman and president of the Maryland State Firemen's Association, which in 1979 named him to its Hall of Fame and in 1983 gave him its Marbery F. Gates Service Cup for more than 50 years of service.

He was named to the Hall of Fame of the Cecil-Harford Volunteer Firemen's Association.

The Elkton native was a graduate of the high school there and took courses at the University of Delaware.

During World War II, he was an infantryman in Europe and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. He was liberated by the Russians from a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. His decorations included a Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds.

He was a member of the Cecil Post of the American Legion and the Elkton Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In the early 1980s, he was a Cecil County Orphans' Court judge.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Elkton.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth M. Satterfield; a son, Charles M. Boulden; four daughters, E. Ann Magaw, Mary Etta Boulden, Regina Lewis and Ruthie Patterson; a brother, David W. Boulden; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. All are of Elkton.


Neil J. Curtin

Merchandising manager

Neil J. Curtin, visual merchandising manager for the Hecht Co. store in White Marsh, died Wednesday of cancer at his Joppa home. He was 42.

He had worked at the White Marsh store since 1991 and at the Golden Ring store in the late 1980s. He was in charge of the display of goods with promotional and seasonal props.

He began his 17-year career with the Hecht Co. in Salisbury and earlier worked at the F. W. Woolworth store at Reisterstown Road Plaza.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., and reared in Baltimore, he was a 1969 graduate of Calvert Hall College where he was a member of the drama and glee clubs.

He served in the Air Force from 1970 until 1974, including a two-year assignment as a supply sergeant in Vietnam.

He attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Towson State University and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

His hobbies included drawing, portrait and landscape painting, woodworking and photography, for which he won a prize at the 1983 Towsontowne Art Festival.

A memorial service was to be held at 10:30 a.m. today at his home on Whitaker Mill Road in Joppa, followed by a reception at noon when the family will receive friends.

He is survived by his father, Neil B. Curtin of Baltimore; three brothers, Tom Curtin of Baltimore, John Curtin of Lafayette Hill, Pa., and David Curtin of Washington; three sisters, Anne Curtin of Orlando, Fla., Libby McGrath of Bel Air and Josephine Miller of Glen Arm; his companion, Laura Myers of Joppa; six nieces; and

six nephews.

Wayne L. Kinney

Electrical engineer

Wayne L. Kinney, a retired electrical and systems engineer, died Sunday of leukemia at Howard County General Hospital. He was 67 and lived in Elkridge.

He retired about a year ago from T-COM Ltd. in Columbia where he had worked for about 10 years. Earlier, he worked at Westinghouse Electric Corp. at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

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