Freda UlrichGOP activistFreda Ulrich, a Baltimore native...

September 12, 1994

Freda Ulrich

GOP activist

Freda Ulrich, a Baltimore native who had been a delegate to the 1976 Republican National Convention, died of an internal infection Sept. 3 at the Lutheran Home in York, Pa. She was 88.

Mrs. Ulrich had lived in York for about seven years. She lived in Hyattsville from 1968 until the mid-1980s. She had been president of the Prince George's County Republican Women's Club and was active in the National Federation of Republican Women. Her husband, Henry A. Ulrich Sr., died in 1985.

Born Freda Durham in Baltimore, she graduated from Eastern High School and worked at the Montgomery Ward & Co. store at Washington Boulevard and Monroe Street. She lived in Riviera Beach before moving to Hyattsville

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Solley United Methodist Church, 7600 Solley Road in Glen Burnie.

Mrs. Ulrich is survived by two daughters, Jeanne McComas of York, Pa., and Patricia Scholz of Uniondale, N.Y.; a son, Henry A. Ulrich Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren.

Carrie E. Harris


Carrie E. Franklin Harris, a former waitress, died Tuesday of kidney failure at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 87.

"She was well known at the East Point White Coffee Pot," said her great-niece, Donna Reesey Dennison of Edgewood.

Born and reared in Guntertown, N.C., she attended local schools before moving to Asheville. She had traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe with her husband, a career military officer. Her marriage ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held in North Carolina in November.

In addition to her great-niece, survivors include a brother, McCray Gentry of Asheville; and several nephews and nieces.

AH Rodney Adams


Rodney Alan Adams, professional artist, AIDS activist and friend of playwright Tennessee Williams, died Thursday of heart failure at Maryland General Hospital. He was 43.

As a Case Manager at Sinai Hospital's Drug and Alcohol Dependency program, Mr. Adams spent his last days developing a grant to expand services.

Mr. Adams met the famous playwright in Florida in the '70s. They often painted together at Mr. Williams' Key West, Fla., compound.

In 1978, Mr. Adams opened his home and provided personal and financial help to dozens of friends who had become ill with what eventually was known as AIDS.

Born at Maryland General in 1950, Mr. Adams graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. At Wake Forest University, he earned a degree in psychology, and his minors were fine arts and art history. He also studied at the Maryland Institute of Art and received a master's degree in art education from Towson State University in 1973.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Druid Ridge cemetery, followed by a tribute service at 11:30 a.m. at the University Baptist Church at 3501 N. Charles St. Mr. Adams is survived by his mother, Ora Louise Adams; and a brother, Dr. W. Charlton Adams of Mahwah, N.J.

Mr. Adams' family said he will be remembered for the help he gave many in their fight against AIDS, and by his work in securing HIV prevention, education and service funding for community-based organizations.

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