Sadie M. Dandy, 95, Meals on Wheels workerSadie M. Dandy...

September 29, 1996

Sadie M. Dandy, 95, Meals on Wheels worker

Sadie M. Dandy, a former nutritionist and a founder of the Meals On Wheels program at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, died in her sleep Sept. 21 at Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville. She was 95.

Mrs. Dandy, who received a bachelor's degree in 1921 from Goucher College and studied nutrition at the University of Iowa, was a dietitian at Johns Hopkins Hospital during the early 1920s.

At Hopkins, she met Dr. Walter Dandy Sr., the world-renowned neurosurgeon whose patients included Leon Trotsky, George Gershwin, Margaret Mitchell and Thomas Wolfe. They were married in 1924 and lived in Guilford. Dr. Dandy died in 1946.

Born Sadie Martin in Baltimore, she was raised on Dolphin Street and was a 1917 graduate of Western High School. She was a former trustee of Roland Park Country School.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church Woodbrook, 6200 N. Charles St.

She is survived by a son, Dr. Walter E. Dandy Jr. of Monkton; three daughters, Mary E. Marmaduke of Portland, Ore., Kathleen D. Gladstone of Wellesley, Mass., and Margaret D. Gomtrun of Eugene, Ore.; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Joseph N. Woolford, 82, steamship company manager

Joseph N. Woolford, a retired operations manager for the Moore-McCormick Steamship Co., died of pneumonia Sept. 3 at Meridian Nursing Center Multi-Medical Center in Towson. He was 82.

Mr. Woolford of Lutherville was from a seafaring family. His father was a career Coast Guard ship's captain who served with Adm. George Dewey at the invasion of Manila during the Spanish-American War.

Born in Texas and raised in New Orleans, Mr. Woolford attended Tulane University. In 1931, he moved to Baltimore and six years later began working for the steamship company in Canton as a clerk. He was promoted to purchasing agent.

During World War II, he served in the Army Transport Corps and attained the rank of captain. After the war, he was promoted to operations manager -- responsible for the steamship company's vessels in the Port of Baltimore. Mr. Woolford was fluent in Russian and often was called upon to handle Soviet ships.

He retired from Moore-McCormick in 1970, then was secretary for the Waterfront Guards Association, retiring again in 1986.

He met his wife of 43 years, the former Dorothy L. Finney, at a dance one Saturday night in 1937 and eloped with her to Elkton that Monday. She died in 1980.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd. Mr. Woolford left his body to the Anatomy Board of Maryland.

Two years ago, he was married to Janet Grayson, who survives him. Other survivors include two sons, Raymond J. Woolford of Timonium and Joseph N. Woolford III of Weiterstadt, Germany; and two grandchildren.

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