Virginia Williams, helped create today's GBMC

September 18, 1994

Virginia Pegram McIntosh Williams, who helped create the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died Friday of heart failure at her apartment at Roland Park Place. She was 84.

Mrs. Williams had served much of her adult life as a volunteer and leader of GBMC and one of its predecessors, the old Hospital for the Women of Maryland on Bolton Hill in Baltimore.

She and two women friends who had been longtime volunteers and trustees for the Hospital for Women helped arrange that institution's merger in 1964 with Presbyterian Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat Hospital to create GBMC in Towson.

She continued to be a trustee until her death.

Mrs. Williams was educated at Roland Park Country Day School and at Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, Mass.

She traveled extensively in Europe and the Far East before returning to Baltimore, where she was president of the Junior League of Baltimore from 1937 to 1940.

Mrs. Williams and her husband of 55 years, Charles T. Williams Jr., lived for many years at Meadowcroft on Dulaney Valley Road. They were members of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson. He died on Jan. 7.

She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David G. McIntosh Jr. and grew up on what was known as Dumbarton Farm, on York Road south of Towson. Her father was active in Democratic politics for nearly 20 years, and was speaker of the House of Delegates in 1917 and president of the state Senate during the late 1920s.

Mrs. Williams was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, the Amateur Gardeners Club and the Mount Vernon Club. She enjoyed horseback riding, her vegetable garden and playing bridge.

Services will be at Trinity Church at 11 a.m. tomorrow, with burial at St. Thomas' Church cemetery, St. Thomas Lane and Garrison Forest Road.

The family suggested memorial donations to GBMC or to Trinity Church of Towson.

Mrs. Williams is survived by two sons, Dr. Charles Turner Williams III of Jarrettsville and David McIntosh Williams of Lutherville; a daughter, Charlotte Rieman Williams McClain of Martinsville, Va.; four grandsons; and two granddaughters.

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