Elsie W. Miller, 82, Hecht Co. executiveElsie W. Miller, a...

September 18, 1996

Elsie W. Miller, 82, Hecht Co. executive

Elsie W. Miller, a retired Hecht Co. executive, died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Dallastown, Pa. She was 82 and lived in Upperco.

She began working in the accounting department of the old May Co. store in downtown Baltimore in the early 1930s. She rose to comptroller of the Hecht Co., which took over the May Co. in the 1940s, and retired in 1954 to her Upperco farm, where she bred and showed ponies.

She was a former trustee of McDonogh School and a member of its Women's Auxiliary, the Maryland Historical Society and the Engineering Society of Baltimore. She was a communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church in Glyndon.

The former Elsie Waitz, a Baltimore native, married William O. Miller in 1938. He died in May.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

She is survived by two sons, Ross C. Miller of Parkton and Mark S. Miller of Upperco; and a brother, Gilbert Waitz of Baltimore.

Ruth Mae Eiden, 79, Timonium homemaker

Ruth Mae Eiden, a homemaker who lived in Timonium for 30 years, died Sunday of cancer at Manor Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Towson. She was 79.

A native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., the former Ruth Mandel married Joseph A. Eiden in 1938, and the couple moved to Timonium in 1966. Mr. Eiden died in 1986.

Mrs. Eiden was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, 130 W. Seminary Ave. in Lutherville, where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph C. Eiden of Pittsburgh and Richard A. Eiden of Long Island, N.Y.; a brother, Robert Mandel of Westborough, Mass.; a sister, Jane Bartgis of Hawley, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mildred Stull Tull, 91, bookkeeper for city

Mildred Stull Tull, a retired bookkeeper in the Baltimore City comptroller's office, died Wednesday of natural causes at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, where she had lived since 1994. She was 91.

The Baltimore native worked for the city for about 20 years and retired in 1969.

She had lived for many years on the South River in Annapolis and served on the board of Sylvan Shores Shared Services Co. Inc., the community association.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis, where services were held Monday.

Her husband of 30 years, Clifford Tull, died in 1976. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Faye Ruth Kobren, 87, retail saleswoman

Faye Ruth Kobren, a retired department store saleswoman, died Friday of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. She was 87.

The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident began her retail career in the 1920s, selling draperies at Brager-Gutman's and later working at the New York Outlet store in downtown Baltimore. She subsequently operated grocery stores and luncheonettes in the city.

In the 1960s, she moved to Richmond, Va., and was saleswoman in a department store until returning to Baltimore in the 1970s.

The former Faye R. Hackerman, who was born in Baltimore and educated in city schools, married William Kobren in 1929. He died in 1993.

Services were held Monday.

She is survived by a son, Lawrence Kobren of Baltimore; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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Pub Date: 9/18/96

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