Eugene Curtis, 71, retired laborer, fishermanEugene...

July 12, 1996

Eugene Curtis, 71, retired laborer, fisherman

Eugene Curtis, a retired laborer who enjoyed fishing, died of a heart attack Tuesday at his mother's home in Sumter, S.C. The Edmondson Village resident was 71.

He had worked for the W. R. Grace Co. for over 20 years. Earlier, he had served in the Army.

The Sumter native graduated from schools there and moved to Baltimore in 1952.

He was described by his daughter, Mae Curtis of Baltimore, "as a quiet man who enjoyed fishing and working in his vegetable garden."

Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 2201 Garrison Blvd.

Other survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Marie Benbow; three sons, Jimmy Curtis of Ellicott City and Gene and Kim Curtis of Baltimore; three other daughters, Ann Dyson, Daisy Wheatley and Marilyn Pinkney, all of Baltimore; his mother, Lelia Curtis; three brothers, Walter Curtis of Baltimore and Roosevelt and James Curtis of Virginia; and nine grandchildren.

Marianne M. Doctor, 89, co-founder of Center Stage

Marianne M. Doctor, who was active in cultural organizations and was a co-founder of Center Stage and the Friends of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, died June 21 of heart failure at Roland Park Place. She was 89.

She helped establish Center Stage in 1962 and co-founded the library volunteer organization in 1974. She also was a member of the Baltimore Symphony Associates, the Baltimore Opera, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the League of Women Voters.

For 45 years, she was a member of the First Unitarian Church.

The former Marianne Margarete Schonbeck was born and educated in Berlin, Germany, and worked there as a secretary until 1938 when she married Paul M. Doctor, who died in 1979.

The couple moved to Calcutta, India, where she worked as an occupational therapist with the Indian Red Cross. During World War II, she was associated with the British Army's Eastern Command and for her efforts was decorated with the King's Medal for Service in the Cause of Freedom.

The Doctors emigrated to Baltimore in 1947.

A memorial service will be held at 5: 30 p.m. tomorrow in the Poe Room of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.

She is survived by several cousins.

Pub Date: 7/12/96

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