Elizabeth J. TatnallGardenerElizabeth Jeanes Tatnall, who...

March 02, 1995

Elizabeth J. Tatnall


Elizabeth Jeanes Tatnall, who had been active in civic and garden groups on the Eastern Shore, died Friday of heart and circulatory failure at Memorial Hospital in Easton. She was 93 and had lived at the William Hill Manor retirement community in Easton since 1982.

She and her husband, Henry Chase Tatnall, moved from suburban Philadelphia to Royal Oak in 1952. Mr. Tatnall died in 1964.

Mrs. Tatnall, who grew roses, was a charter member of the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore and a Garden Club of America judge.

She served on the vestry of Old Wye Episcopal Church and was a member of the Harbour Club, the Talbot County Historical Society, the Academy of the Arts in Easton and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. She was a patron of the Tidewater Performing Arts.

She had also been active in civic groups in Philadelphia.

She was born Elizabeth Jeanes in Devon, Pa., and graduated from Winsor School in Boston.

Services were to be held at noon today at Old Wye Church in Wye Mills.

She is survived by a son, Henry C. Tatnall of Princeton, N.J.; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

Memorial donations may be made to Old Wye Church.

David R. Saffron

Philip Morris manager

David R. Saffron, a district manager with Philip Morris U.S.A, died Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y., after a heart attack. He was 44 and lived in Manlius, N.Y.

He started working for Philip Morris in Baltimore in 1975 and was transferred to Philadelphia in 1986. He was promoted to district manager in 1992 and moved to Syracuse.

Born and reared in Rosedale, he was a 1968 graduate of Towson Catholic High School, where he played basketball and baseball. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Towson State University in 1972.

A Mass of Christian burial is to be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, the former Rita M. Poffel; two sons, Scott D. and Michael J. Saffron, both of Manlius; his father, Raymond A. Saffron of Baltimore; three brothers, Mark and Timothy Saffron, both of Baltimore, and Stephen Saffron of North Augusta, S.C.; a sister, Joan Dymond of Baltimore; his paternal grandmother, Louise Young of Middletown; and 13 nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. and Scott D. Saffron Scholarship Fund, c/o Gloria Poffel, trustee, 7114 Rich Hill Road, Baltimore 21212.

Rev. C. L. Hammond

Word of Faith pastor

The Rev. Charles L. Hammond, who was pastor of the Word of Faith Family Worship Center in Northeast Baltimore, died Sunday at Harford Memorial Hospital after a heart attack. He was 72 and lived in Edgewood.

He had been pastor with his wife of the church at 4511 Harford Road for about two years. They had served at several nondenominational churches in the Baltimore area since 1956, including the Word of Faith Cathedral on East 25th Street for about 20 years.

A native of Canaan Valley, W.Va., Mr. Hammond came to Baltimore after serving in the Army in Europe during World War II. He worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant before he entered the ministry.

Services were to be held at 8 p.m. today at the Harford Road church.

He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Venora G. Hammond; a daughter, Patricia D. Walker of Las Vegas; two sons, Charles Dale Hammond and Dennis L. Hammond, both of Indianapolis; a brother, Thomas L. Hammond of Fairmont, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Florence B. Rost


Florence Broughton Rost, a Baltimore public schools vice principal and guidance counselor for more than 35 years, died Feb. 21 of congestive heart failure at Westminster House in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was 92.

Miss Rost, a former Roland Park resident who maintained a summer home in Sherwood Forest, retired to Florida in 1955.

She was a 1918 graduate of Western High School and earned a degree in 1920 from the Baltimore Teachers Training School.

Miss Rost was a volunteer for many years at Keswick and was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Pickersgill, 615 Chestnut Ave., Towson.

She is survived by a brother, Charles M. Rost of Towson; a nephew; and two nieces.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pickersgill.

Rhoda Dorothy Sorge

Baltimore teacher

Rhoda Dorothy Sorge, a teacher in the Baltimore public schools for more than 40 years, died Feb. 14 of heart failure at Magnolia Nursing Home in Chestertown. She was 87.

She began her career in 1930 and retired in 1972, having spent much of that time teaching kindergarten and first and second grades at Roland Park Elementary School.

Miss Sorge was a 1930 graduate of what was then Towson State VTC Normal School and earned a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1948.

Born in Elyria, Ohio, she also lived in Virginia before her family settled in Baltimore.

A memorial service will be held.

She is survived by a brother, Robert T. Sorge of Easton; and three nephews.


Hazel D. Libby

Elections board clerk

Hazel D. Libby, a Baltimore City elections board clerk in the 1930s, died Saturday of complications of cancer at William Hill Health Care Center in Easton. She was 87 and lived in Centreville.

She was born Hazel Dorner in Baltimore and, in 1929, married Hilare F. Libby. After he retired in 1973, they lived in Daytona Beach, Fla., until they moved to Centreville shortly before his death in 1990.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville where her son, the Rev. James Donald Libby, had been rector before his death in 1981.

Mrs. Libby is survived by a brother, George J. Dorner Jr. oCovello, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

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