Mary L. SymingtonBelonged to local clubsMary Louise Maslin...

January 04, 1995

Mary L. Symington

Belonged to local clubs

Mary Louise Maslin Symington, who was a member of clubs and community groups, died Monday of emphysema at her Baltimore home. She was 86.

She was a member of the Junior League for many years and a member of the Women's Board of Children's Hospital, the hospital's auxiliary, for more than 50 years. She also belonged to the Mount Vernon Club and the Baltimore Country Club.

The former Mary Louise Maslin was born in Baltimore, graduated from Oldfields School and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon.

Her first husband, Hope H. Barroll Jr., died in 1948, and her second husband, Frank F. Symington, died in 1983.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave., Baltimore.

She is survived by two sons, Hope H. Barroll III of Towson and Robert M. Barroll of Ruxton; a stepson, MacDuff Symington of Worton; two stepdaughters, Grace Rienhoff of Worton and Emily Filers of Virginia Beach, Va.; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Children's Hospital or to the Roland Park Presbyterian Church.

Roland D. Curry Sr., a retired insurance agent, died Saturday of brain cancer at his home in Northwest Baltimore. He was 62.

He retired about 10 years ago from the National Life anAccident Insurance Co. and worked part time as a sales clerk at several package goods stores before he retired completely about two years ago.

A native of Baltimore and a graduate of Douglass High School, he attended Bowie and Morgan state universities and served as a hospital corpsman in the Navy during the Korean War.

In his community, "If somebody needed something done, Roland did it," according to his wife of 38 years, the former Geraldine Sutton.

Services were set for 11:30 a.m. today at the March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave.

Other survivors include a daughter, Donna Y. Alston, and a son, Roland D. Curry Jr., both of Baltimore; a brother, Harold Lee Curry of Salisbury; and four grandchildren.

Dorothy Louise Miller, a former jewelry sales clerk, died Saturday at the Charlestown Care Center of heart failure. She was 83 and had moved from Towson to the Charlestown Retirement Community in 1986.

From 1965 until 1977, she had worked part time as a clerk for the Albert S. Smyth Co. Inc.

The former Dorothy Louise Hattendorf was born in Cleveland and attended Ohio State University. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for the school system in suburban Euclid, Ohio, in the 1930s and lived for a short time in Dubuque, Iowa, before coming to the Baltimore area in 1941.

She had been a member of the Towson Presbyterian Church.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today in the chapel at Charlestown, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

Her husband of 53 years, Stuart E. Miller, died in 1992. She is survived by a daughter, Jane M. Thompson of Latham, N.Y.

Joseph Birnbaum,

Textile firm president

Joseph Birnbaum, president of the Standard Textile Co., which he started 52 years ago, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Pikesville. He was 84.

He started the company, a wholesale distributor of sheets, towels and similar items, after working in a similar family business in Kosice in what is now Slovakia.

The native of Kosice came to Baltimore in 1939 and returned to Europe after World War II to rescue as many family members as he could.

He was a fund-raiser and donor to the Associated Jewish Community Federation. He also became an associate of the Baltimore Chapter of Hadassah. He established a charitable foundation in Israel and was a member of the Interfaith Christian-Jewish Studies Group and of the Chevra Ahavas Chesed.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nelly Eisenberg; a son, Daniel Birnbaum of Paris and Mount Washington; a daughter, Judith Grinspan of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren.

Services were held yesterday.

Clara Mae posedenti, who lived in Glen Burnie for about 10 years, died Sunday at the North Arundel Hospital after an apparent stroke. The Baltimore native was 78.

Services were set for 9 a.m. today at the Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie. Her husband, Nicholas Posedenti, died in 1984. Mrs. Posedenti is survived by two daughters, Joan Mavis of Crownsville and Linda Riley of Glen Burnie; a brother, Talbot Wann of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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