Margaret H. VollmerNurse, homemakerMargaret Helen Kennedy...

March 24, 1995

Margaret H. Vollmer

Nurse, homemaker

Margaret Helen Kennedy Vollmer, a retired nurse and homemaker, died Monday of breast cancer at her home at Charlestown Retirement Community. She was 83.

Her 1945 marriage to Dr. Frederick J. Vollmer, a Baltimore physician, was the first American wedding to take place in Occupied Japan. Dr. Vollmer died last week.

Both were members of the Army's 42nd General Hospital Unit when they met on a troopship en route to their duty station in Australia. At war's end, Mrs. Vollmer was discharged with the rank of lieutenant.

She was born and reared in Plattsburgh, N.Y., where she was a 1930 high school graduate. She became a registered nurse in 1933 after completion of her studies at Champlain Valley Hospital in Plattsburgh.

The former Cedarcroft resident was active in the affairs of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Govans and had been a communicant of St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Long Green.

A Mass of Christian burial was scheduled for 1 p.m. today in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown Retirement Community, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

She is survived by five sons, Frederick J. Vollmer Jr. of Bel Air, Robert J. Vollmer of Timonium, Leo J. Vollmer of Kennedyville, Arthur T. Vollmer of Albuquerque, N.M., and William M. Vollmer of Portland, Ore.; three daughters, Ann M. Levy of Oxnard, Calif., Mary M. Ciminello of San Ramon, Calif., and Kathleen M. Sullenger of Harrisonburg, Va.; four brothers, Bernard Kennedy of Troy, N.Y., Edgar J. Kennedy of Columbia, Pa., James M. Kennedy of Zephyrhills, Fla., and John F. Kennedy of Oakdale, Conn.; and 18 grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236-0025, or to a favorite charity.

Mary Ann Duke Codd, a homemaker and descendant of one of Southern Maryland's earliest families, died Tuesday of heart failure at the Perring Parkway Meridian Nursing Center. She was 99.

The former Lauraville resident was born in Richmond, Va., the oldest of 14 children. She was reared in St. Mary's County where an ancestor, Richard Duke, settled in 1634 after sailing from England aboard one of the first two ships to land in Maryland, the Ark and the Dove.

Mrs. Codd graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Leonardtown in 1912 and moved to Baltimore and went to work for Baltimore and Ohio railroad and later Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

In 1921, she married James E. Codd Sr., a manufacturers' representative, who died in 1946.

"After our father died, she busied herself with raising her children," said a daughter, Julia Murray of Towson.

"For enjoyment, she used to take the streetcar and later the bus, because she never learned to drive, to downtown Baltimore to the corner of Howard and Lexington streets, where she liked shopping in the four big department stores that used to be

there. She did this until she was 85," Mrs. Murray said.

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

Other survivors include three sons, James E. Codd of Mount Airy, William C. Codd of Towson and John T. Codd of Cockeysville; three other daughters, Irma Woodland of Riderwood, Mary Duke Brown of Parkville and Margaret Jenkins of Towson; two brothers, James Duke of Greensboro, N.C., and W. Harris Duke of Catonsville; a sister, Virginia Duke Wise of Fallston; 33 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Meridian Nursing Center-Perring Parkway, 1801 Wentworth Road, Parkville 21234.

Sue P. Waller, president and founder of a real estate investment firm, died Wednesday of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 54 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

Miss Waller was president of Queen Anne Corp., which she started in 1965.

In 1984, she was named Business Woman of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners of Baltimore, of which she was treasurer. She had also been treasurer and board member of the Property Owners Association of Baltimore City.

She was a member of other groups, including the boards of Beth Jacob Congregation; the Kosher Dining Club; Baltimore County General Hospital, which is now Northwest Hospital Center; and the League Serving People With Physical Disabilities.

Also, the Republican State Central Committee for Baltimore City, the Baltimore City Commission on Women, the Governor's Landlord-Tenant Commission and the Minority Contractors Certification Board of the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Born in Baltimore, Miss Waller was a 1958 graduate of Forest Park High School.

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 6010 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore.

She is survived by two brothers, Marshall Waller of Los Angeles and Eric F. Waller of Baltimore; three nephews; and two nieces.

Mary Lou Kondelis


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