Dorothy Mae Washington, 67, domestic workerDorothy Mae...

July 23, 1996

Dorothy Mae Washington, 67, domestic worker

Dorothy Mae Washington, a domestic worker, died Friday from complications after a stroke at her East Baltimore home. She was 67.

A native of Montgomery County, the former Dorothy Howard graduated from Rockville High School in the early 1940s.

She worked at a Montgomery Ward store in Baltimore from 1942 to 1944, when she began working as a domestic in a Roland Park home. Health reasons forced her to retire in 1966.

Her husband, Edgar Emmanuel Washington, whom she married in 1943, died in 1994.

A funeral service will be at 9: 30 a.m. today at William March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph Washington of Baltimore and Bryan Washington of Norwalk, Calif.; two daughters, Barbara Johnson and Brenda Washington, both of Baltimore; three brothers, Daniel Howard of Millersville, George Howard of Mount Airy and Harold Howard of Sandy Spring; five sisters, Leanna Woolridge and Waltyn Prettyman, both of Baltimore, Louise Hopkins of Sandy Spring, Harriett Coleman of Leonia, N.J., and Jeanette Bumphus of Derry, N.H.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Katharine R. Ellicott, 72, gardener, flower arranger

Katharine R. Ellicott, an avid gardener, died Saturday of emphysema at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 72 and lived at Elkridge Estates in Roland Park.

She was a member for many years and past president of the Lake Roland Garden Club, and an award-winning flower arranger.

Born in Baltimore, the former Katharine Rodgers was a 1942 graduate of the Bryn Mawr School and earned a bachelor's degree in historic preservation from Goucher College in 1982.

She worked for several years as an administrative assistant at Roland Park Country School.

She was active in alumnae affairs at the Calvert and Bryn Mawr schools and was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames and the Mount Vernon Club.

She was married for many years to Thomas McLaughlin, who died in 1979. Her marriage to Charles Ellicott ended in divorce.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave., where she was a member.

She is survived by two sons, Robert McLaughlin of Montpelier, Vt., and Daniel McLaughlin of Kayenta, Ariz.; a brother, Harry Sargent Taylor Rodgers of St. Louis; and seven grandchildren.

John T. Farrell, 93, founder of savings and loan

John T. Farrell, a founder of Leeds Federal Savings & Loan in Arbutus in 1923, died of cancer July 5 at Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 93.

Mr. Farrell, who retired in 1990 as chairman of what is now Leeds Federal Savings Bank, was born and raised in Arbutus and was a longtime resident of Catonsville. He earned an engineering degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

In 1928, he married the former Alice Jendrick, who died in 1942. In 1951, he married the former Dorothy Leinweber, who died in 1976.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered July 9.

He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanore Curran; a son, Robert J. Farrell of Littleton, Colo.; three daughters, Kay Holz of Frederick, Margaret Owens of Baltimore and Alice Bulger of East Meadow, N.Y.; a brother, Ferdinand Farrell, and a sister, Mamie Farrell, both of Catonsville; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Richard William Ross, 45, electrician, war veteran

Richard William Ross, an electrician and Vietnam War veteran, died July 14 of heart failure at his Annapolis home. He was 45.

He was employed by Ross Electrical Contractors, owned by his brother Michael T. Ross of Annapolis, for the past five years.

The Brooklyn Park native was a graduate of St. Mary's of Annapolis High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1968 and served in Vietnam as a forward observer with a combat unit. During his 14-month tour in Vietnam he was wounded in action and was awarded seven decorations.

He was discharged in 1971 and served in the Army Reserves until 1974.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Aug. 6 in the chapel at Arlington (Va.) National Cemetery.

Other survivors include his mother, Mary Catherine Ross of Annapolis; a sister, Susan Anne Durick of Pasadena; and a nephew, James D. Durick of Pasadena.

Florence C. Miller,83, who retired in 1976 as manager of the York Road store of Peck & Peck, a now-defunct New York women's apparel chain, died in her sleep July 5 at her Ruxton Towers home.

The former Florence C. Mundie was a Baltimore native who was educated in city schools. She was a member of the Colony Club of Towson and Towson Methodist Church.

Services were held July 8 for Mrs. Miller, who was married to the late William Miller for many years. She is survived by a cousin, William Askins of Towson.

Pub date: 7/23/96

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