James Manning Sr.School custodianJames B. Manning Sr., a...

March 15, 1995

James Manning Sr.

School custodian

James B. Manning Sr., a retired Baltimore County school custodian, died Sunday of cancer at his home in Lochearn. He was 65.

He retired about three years ago after 17 years with the county schools. Earlier, he had owned Jim's Carry Out on McCulloh Street near Eutaw Street for several years after working at A&P food stores and at State Roads Commission truck weighing stations.

The Baltimore native, who graduated from Calvert Hall College, was a volunteer at the secondhand store operated by the Northwest Hospital Center auxiliary.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Pikesville.

He is survived by a daughter, Ann Marie Riehl of Owings Mills; three sons, James B. C. Manning II of Lochearn, Joseph P. Manning of Harrisonburg, Va., and Patrick K. Manning of Fort DTC Stewart, Ga.; two brothers, John Manning of Cockeysville and Frank Manning of Randallstown; a friend, Hazel Wagner of Randallstown; and three grandchildren.

Henrietta Snyder

Office worker

Henrietta M. Armstrong Snyder, a retired office worker, died Saturday of cancer at the home of her daughter in Columbia. She was 80.

The Glen Burnie resident retired in 1979 after 37 years in the accounting department of Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. Earlier, she had been a timekeeper for Garamond Press.

She was born and reared in West Baltimore and was a 1932 graduate of Western High School. In 1936, she married Charles G. Snyder, a real estate appraiser. He died in 1992.

She was a charter member of the Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park and a member of the Maryland Yacht Club.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City.

Survivors include a son, Charles G. Snyder of Severna Park; a daughter, Joan L. Ward of Columbia; two brothers, Richard Armstrong and William Armstrong, both of Catonsville; a sister, Audrey McGarvey of Woodlawn; and four grandchildren.

Sean Michael Conroy

Lawyer

Sean Michael Conroy, a lawyer, died early Sunday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries he suffered that day in a traffic accident at Russell and Hamburg streets in Baltimore. He was 27.

The Annapolis resident had been employed for more than a year with Hecht & Chapper, a Baltimore law firm, until he left two months ago to study for the Virginia Bar.

He was reared in Columbia and graduated in 1985 from Hammond High School, where he played football. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1989 from the University of Virginia. In 1992, he graduated from the College of William & Mary Law School and was admitted to the Maryland Bar that year.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by his father, Richard Conroy of Annapolis; his mother, Gwen Conroy of Annapolis; two brothers, Joseph W. Conroy of Fairfax, Va., and Richard M. Conroy of Laurel; and two sisters, Elizabeth Ballard of Arnold and Laurie Ann Murchake of Annapolis.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville 21108; or to the Lighthouse Shelter, 202 West St., Annapolis 21401.

Gertrude Whitaker

Nurse

Gertrude Conner Whitaker, who retired as a nurse about 20 years ago, died Feb. 10 of congestive heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 87 and lived at the Wyman House Apartments in Baltimore.

She spent much of her career at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt and Johns Hopkins hospitals, retiring from Hopkins, where she had worked in a special unit for children.

She was a native of the Eastern Shore and a 1929 graduate of the University of Maryland nursing school.

Her husband, Lester Duncan Whitaker, who died in 1979, had been a merchant ship captain.

No services were planned for Mrs. Whitaker, who donated her body to the state Anatomy Board.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia McLaren DiMeo of San Diego; and four grandchildren.

Miriam B. Markert

Owned design firm

Miriam Baker Markert, retired owner of an interior design firm in North Baltimore, died Saturday of cancer at her home in Vero Beach, Fla., where she had lived since 1979. She was 86.

The Baltimore native had operated her firm from the 1950s until 1979. Earlier, she had been an interior designer and window dresser for the May Co.

The former Miriam L. Baker graduated from Western High School in 1927 and the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1930. She was a former resident of Dickeyville and a member of the Dickeyville Garden Club.

Graveside services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Lorraine Park Cemetery, 5608 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn.

Her husband, Frederick J. Markert, died in 1970. She is survived by a son, Lawrence Wayne Markert of Baltimore; a daughter, Joy Markert of Vero Beach; and two grandchildren.

Phyllis J. Wiggins

Counselor

Services for Phyllis Jewell Wiggins, a counselor at the Ripken Learning Center, were to be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Mount Pisgah Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Riggs and Fulton avenues, Baltimore.

Ms. Wiggins, who was 54, died Sunday at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center burn unit of injuries she suffered in a fire at her Eutaw Place apartment Saturday.

Survivors include a brother, Maulty C. Jewell III of Gary, Ind.

Ionia Alberta Welker, 95, a housewife who moved from Catonsville to Largo, Fla., in 1960, died Monday of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Services for the former Ionia Alberta Ardisson, a Baltimore native, were to be held today in Largo.

Her husband, Francis J. Welker, died in 1992. She is survived by a daughter, Ionia W. Lyons of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Reva Wagener and Emily Rau, both of Black Mountain, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

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