Edward J. MitchellHelped develop aircraftEdward Joseph...

January 07, 1995

Edward J. Mitchell

Helped develop aircraft

Edward Joseph Mitchell, who as a senior engineer for Martin-Marietta Corp. worked on the design and development of military airplanes and spacecraft, died Monday of respiratory failure at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Stoneleigh resident was 73.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church.

His wife of 43 years, the former Marie McNamee, died in 1988. He is survived by five daughters, Patricia J. Mitchell of Washington, Kathleen M. Mitchell and Mary Ellen Huether, both of Lutherville, and Nancy M. Mitchell and Eileen F. Young, both of Baltimore; a son, James C. Mitchell of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maryvale Preparatory )) School, Edward J. Mitchell Memorial Fund, 11300 Falls Road, Brooklandville 21022.

Margaret Shaw Wilgis, a homemaker and volunteer, died Dec. 31 of complications from a stroke at Roland Park Place, the retirement community where she had lived since 1983. She was 81.

During World War II, she was a Red Cross volunteer. Later, she was a volunteer at Franklin Square Hospital, Union Memorial Hospital, McDonogh School and Maryvale Preparatory School.

She was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club, the Greenspring Valley Hunt Club, the Rehoboth Beach Country Club, the Roland Park Women's Club and the Maryland Historical Society.

Her husband, Dr. Herbert E. Wilgis, whom she married in 1930, had been McDonogh School physician and president of Union Memorial Hospital. He died in 1983.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10:30 a.m. today in the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

She is survived by two sons, Herbert E. Wilgis Jr. and Dr. Edward Ford Shaw Wilgis, both of Baltimore; two daughters, Jane Choras of Weston, Mass., and Margaret Jeffrey Wilgis of Houston; a brother, Edward Ford Shaw of Fort Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Memorial donations may be made to the Union Memorial Hospital Hand Center or McDonogh School.

Lynn O. Jensen

Social Security analyst

Lynn O. Jensen, a retired Social Security Administration analyst and supervisor of ushers for the Orioles, died Wednesday of cancer at the Northwest Medical Center. He was 69.

He retired four years ago from SSA, where he had worked since 1956.

During World War II, he joined the Navy and served at a ship repair base in the Philippine Islands. After being discharged at BTC the end of the war, he farmed for several years before enrolling at Utah State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1950.

He began as an usher at Orioles games at Memorial Stadium in 1963 and moved to Oriole Park at Camden Yards with the team. He had a cameo role in the movie "Major League II," which was filmed at Oriole Park.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he was a high priest and the first patriarch in the Baltimore area.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1400 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson.

Other survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Elaine B. Leigh; five sons, Kenneth L. Jensen of Columbia, Calvin B. Jensen of Smithfield, Utah, Carl S. Jensen of Kayesville, Utah, Kay C. Jensen of Salt Lake City and Kevin A. Jensen of Baltimore; a daughter, Kathryn Quinn of Baltimore; 23 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Edna C. Walker

Millers postmaster

Edna C. Walker, retired postmaster at Millers near the Carroll-Baltimore County line, died Wednesday of cancer at her home there. She was 75.

She was postmaster from 1965 until 1984.

She was treasurer and a charter member of the Kirkridge Associate-Reformed Presbyterian Church in Manchester, where services were set for 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, LeRoy Vernon Walker; a daughter, Deborah S. Walker of Glen Rock, Pa.; two sisters, Estelle Daily of Phoenix, Md., and Nancy Brady of Sarasota, Fla.; and two grandsons.

Memorial donations may be made to the church, or to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research.

Mary McGlannan Lynch, a resident of Round Bay for many years, died Tuesday at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., after a brief illness. She was 73 and had moved to Rehoboth Beach, Del., five years ago.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday. She is survived by her husband, retired Air Force Col. Richard T. Lynch of Annapolis; three daughters, Laura M. Lynch of Kimberton, Pa., and Carol L. Stob and Mary Louise Lynch, both of Round Bay; a son, Richard T. Lynch III of Glen Burnie; a brother, Austin McGlannan of Coral Gables, Fla.; a sister, Jane Fisher of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

Ruth Emily Warren, retired chemistry, science and mathematics teacher at Catonsville High School, died Dec. 22 of heart disease at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was 91 and had lived at the Annapolis home of a niece.

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