Taylor Albert Renshaw, 77, executive, swim organizerTaylor...

August 20, 1996

Taylor Albert Renshaw, 77, executive, swim organizer

Taylor Albert Renshaw, a longtime Baltimore businessman and founder of a city swimming league, died of cancer Aug. 11 at his Salisbury home. He was 77.

Born in Snow Hill, he moved to Baltimore as a child and graduated in 1935 from City College. He attended the Johns Hopkins University for two years, then joined Equitable Trust Co. He retired in 1983 as a regional vice president and moved to Salisbury in 1984.

He founded the Metropolitan Swimming League, which holds swimming and diving meets in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.

Services were held Aug. 14. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Rosalie Williar of Salisbury; three daughters, Anne Hoke Humphrey of Toledo, Ohio, Patricia Rosalie Renshaw of Baltimore and Jean Renshaw Webster of Hebron; a brother, Robert H. Renshaw III of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Henrietta Whiting of Berryville, Va.; and nine grandchildren.

Howard M. Margolin, 67, auto parts salesman

Howard M. "Hess" Margolin, an auto parts salesman, died Aug. 12 of lung cancer at his Baltimore home. He was 67.

A lifelong Baltimorean, he graduated from Forest Park High School in 1947. He then worked for the National Guard's 175th Infantry Division for 18 years and also was employed at several auto parts businesses as a salesman, most recently at Belvedere Auto Supply. He retired in 1994.

Services were held Aug. 14. Survivors include his wife, the former Irene Adler; three sons, Scott Margolin of Boston, Jeffrey Silverman and Martin Silverman of Baltimore; two daughters, Jamie Politzer and Robyn Merrell, both of Baltimore; a sister, Esther Ruth Knopfmacher of Coral Springs, Fla.; and a granddaughter.

Adelaide C. Le Clair,70, secretary

Graveside services were held Aug. 5 for Adelaide C. Le Clair, a retired secretary who died July 30 of cancer at her home in Cocoa Beach, Fla. The former Howard County resident was 70.

The former Adelaide Clark was born in Ellicott City and raised at Wheatfield, the family farm. She was a 1943 graduate of St. Mary's Seminary, now St. Mary's College, in St. Mary's County.

Her husband, Octave Le Clair, died in 1987. She is survived by two sons, Charles B. Clark Jr. of Kingwood, Texas, and James W. Herrell of Aberdeen; a daughter, Adelaide Clark Schoenhut of Boca Raton, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Kenneth T. Peterson, 81, AFL-CIO representative

Kenneth Thomas Peterson, 81, a legislative representative for the AFL-CIO in Washington, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 9 at Charlestown Care Center.

He was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II and a 40-year member of the Prince George's Council of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Helen O'Connor; three sons, Douglas Peterson of Globe, Ariz., John Peterson of White Plains and Robert O'Halloran of Spottsylvania, Va.; two daughters, Kathy McNally of Millersville and Joan Woodfield of Wheaton; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

William G. Ferrarini, 83, salesman, Beth Steel worker

William G. Ferrarini, a Baltimore native and retired salesman, died Aug. 12 of heart disease in Rochester, N.Y., while visiting his daughter. He was 83 and lived in Ocala, Fla.

He attended local schools, including Loyola College for three years, then went to work at Bethlehem Steel Corp. There he met his wife, the former Mamie Cook, whom he married in 1942.

In March, he and his wife moved to Ocala, where services were held Friday. Other survivors include two daughters, Carol Anne Wicklein of Ocala and Christine Constantine of Rochester; four grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.

Stephen D. Hopkins Sr., 49, former Baltimorean

Stephen Day Hopkins Sr., a former Baltimore resident and a lawyer, died Aug. 10 of a heart attack while sailing. He was 49 and a resident of Tampa, Fla.

Born and raised in Roland Park, he was a 1965 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 1969. He joined the Marine Corps and was discharged in 1980 with the rank of major.

In 1992, he earned a law degree from Florida State University College of Law. He was a member of the Tampa law firm of Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith and Cutler.

Graveside services were held Saturday. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former Elizabeth Carlin; son, Stephen Day Hopkins Jr. of Tampa; a brother, Wallace A. Hopkins Jr. of Baltimore; two nieces and a nephew.

Michael F. Friedman, 91, lawyer, violinist

Michael F. Friedman, a retired lawyer and violinist, died Friday in his sleep at Chesapeake Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Annapolis. He was 91.

He practiced bankruptcy law in his native New York City until he retired and moved to Annapolis in 1986.

As a youngster, he studied at the Julliard School of Music and enjoyed playing the violin until he was 75.

No services will be held. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Julianne Smoral; two sons, Robert J. Friedman of Baltimore and Jeffrey C. Friedman of Annapolis; and two grandchildren.

Pub Date: 8/20/96

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