Dr. Albert HimelfarbPhysician for 50 yearsDr. Albert J...

July 29, 1994

Dr. Albert Himelfarb

Physician for 50 years

Dr. Albert J. Himelfarb, who practiced internal medicine for 50 years, died yesterday at Sinai Hospital of complications from a stroke. He was 84 and lived in Pikesville.

Dr. Himelfarb, who retired in 1985, had offices on Belair Road, then on Cold Spring Lane and finally at Sinai Hospital, where he was an attending physician for half a century.

During his tenure at Sinai, he was president of the medical staff and chairman of the medical executive committee.

The Department of Medicine at Sinai presented him with its Distinguished Physician Award in 1990 and two of his patients endowed a lectureship in his name at the hospital.

Born in Baltimore, Dr. Himelfarb was a 1926 graduate of City College and a 1929 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from the University of Maryland medical school in 1933, he served an internship at Sinai.

During World War II, he was a flight surgeon in the Army Air Forces in North Africa and Europe, reaching the rank of captain.

He was a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the Baltimore City Medical Society, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland and the Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity.

Dr. Himelfarb was a founder of the Beth El Congregation in Pikesville.

He was a member of the Woodholme Country Club.

Graveside services were set for 3 p.m. today at Beth El Memorial Park, 9800 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Doris Sirkis; two daughters, Betsy H. Hess of Brooklandville and Ellen H. Fine of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Robert E. Cox, retired president of the Cox Distributing Co. in Easton, died Monday of cancer at the Memorial Hospital there. He was 75 and lived in St. Michaels.

He retired in 1983 from the family petroleum products company with which he had been associated since 1946. He was a former president of the Maryland Oil Jobbers Council.

Born in Cleveland, he moved with his family to the Eastern Shore from Wayne, Pa., in 1939.

He was a graduate of the Haverford School and in 1941 of Princeton University. He served first in the Navy and then in the Coast Guard during World War II, reaching the rank of captain.

He was vice chairman of the Memorial Hospital Foundation and president of the hospital's board from 1955 until 1958.

He also served on the Talbot County Republican State Central Committee and was a member of the local advisory board of Signet Bank.

He was a member of the Talbot Country Club, the Mid Ocean Club, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the Tred Avon Yacht Club; he was a former commodore of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club.

Graveside services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Mary-Louise Collier; two sons, Christopher C. Cox of Seattle and William W. Cox of Easton; a daughter, Susan L. Cox of St. Michaels; a brother, C. P. Cox II of Easton; and a grandson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Dorothy E. House

Cashier at Wendy's

Dorothy E. House, a restaurant cashier, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at her Baltimore Highlands home. She was 51.

She had been employed since 1991 as a cashier at Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers on Patapsco Avenue. Earlier, she had been on the maintenance staff at the IBM building.

Born in Martinsburg, W.Va., she moved to Fells Point in 1946 and was educated in Baltimore public schools. She also had lived in the Brooklyn section for a number of years.

Her marriage ended in divorce.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the David J. Weber Funeral Home, Bank and Chester streets, with interment in Meadowridge Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Charles F. House and Joseph W. House, and a daughter, Essie J. Carroll; all of Baltimore Highlands; a brother, Charles J. Snyder of Fells Point; two sisters, Helen Linkus and Georgie Wilkinson, both of Baltimore Highlands; her mother, Essie J. Jones of Fells Point; and three grandchildren.

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

Dorene W. Zalis

Artist, dog breeder

Dorene Willis Zalis, an artist and breeder of rare dogs, died June 29 of cancer at her Rockville residence. She was 55.

She owned the Rock Run Kennels in Rockville and was active in breeding and promoting Polski Owczarek Nizinny, a rare breed of Polish sheep dog known as Pons.

Cricket, one of her Pons, was the first international champion of the breed in the United States. In April, Mrs. Zalis appeared with Zoe, another Pon, on the "Regis and Kathy Lee" television show. She was also a co-founder of the American Polish Owczarek Nizinny Club.

Born and reared in Washington, she was a graduate of Coolidge High School and studied at the National Art Academy.

She had been a sculptor, painter, enamelist, goldsmith, jeweler, silk painter, stained-glass craftsman and woodcrafter.

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