Mary K. RippleOrganized bus toursMary Kathryn Ripple, a...

August 20, 1994

Mary K. Ripple

Organized bus tours

Mary Kathryn Ripple, a retired telephone company employee and volunteer who organized bus trips, died Wednesday of cancer at St. Joseph Hospital. She was 80 and lived in Towson.

The Baltimore native began her career with the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. as an operator after working in the bakery department of a Charles Village A&P store. She retired in 1969 as a recruiter in C&P's personnel department.

She arranged bus trips for her retirees' group, the Telephone Pioneers of America, and for Top Notch Tours, an organization of the Villa Assumpta Auxiliary at the motherhouse of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. That activity led her to create M.K.R. Goodtimers, which organized bus tours for various groups.

The graduate of Seton High School was a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital and a former member of the parish council at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues in Towson.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at the church at 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by two sisters, Agnes E. May of Timonium and Sister Mary Charia Ripple, S.S.N.D., of Inverness, Fla.; a brother, Charles J. Ripple of Salisbury; nine nieces, 10 nephews, 15 grandnieces and nine grandnephews.

Etheldreda Louise Hogan, a retired secretary who was active in church and other groups, died Aug. 10 of cancer at her home in Homeland. She was 71.

The Baltimore native retired about six years ago from the L&L Supply Co., a building materials firm.

Miss Hogan, whose father was president of the Arundel Corp., was educated at what is now the Notre Dame Preparatory School and graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y., in 1944.

She was a lector and a member of the parish council at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, the Catholic Evidence League and the board of the Mother Seton House on Paca Street.

Also, she was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park and "The Star-Spangled Banner" Flag House.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the cathedral, 5200 N. Charles St., Baltimore.

She is survived by four nephews, John, Joseph and Daniel Flanigan, all of Baltimore, and David Flanigan of Frostburg; four nieces, Marylou Flanigan Tillman of Towson, Rosemary Flanigan Wilkinson of Phoenix, Evelyn Flanigan Sias of Tuckerton, N.J., and Susan Flanigan McDowell of Washington; 19 grandnieces and grandnephews and a great-grandnephew.


Melvin L. White

Bank vice president

Melvin L. White, a retired vice president of the Union Trust Bank, died Thursday of heart disease at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown. He was 67.

He moved to Leonardtown from Arbutus after he retired in 1986 from what is now the Signet Bank.

He spent all of his career of about 40 years in the bank's International Banking Division and was head of the business development section at the time he retired.

L The Baltimore native was a graduate of Southern High School.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown.

He is survived by a brother, Orville Richard White Sr. of Baltimore; five nieces and eight nephews.

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