Hilda Welsh Wilkins, 79, House of Welsh managerHilda Welsh...

February 03, 1997

Hilda Welsh Wilkins, 79, House of Welsh manager

Hilda Welsh Wilkins, retired manager of the House of Welsh restaurant in Baltimore, died Thursday of complications of a stroke at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The former longtime resident of Ednor Gardens was 79.

She managed the restaurant at Guilford Avenue and Saratoga Street from 1981 to 1995. She started at the restaurant as a waitress in the late 1930s.

"She worked seven days a week and loved her work. Her whole life was the restaurant," said her daughter, Charlotte Welsh Campitelli of Millersville, where Mrs. Wilkins had lived since 1995.

The House of Welsh was founded by Mrs. Wilkins' father-in-law at the turn of the century. It was a Western Union outpost during the city's Great Fire of 1904.

Mrs. Wilkins was born Hilda Flatcher in Innsbruck, Austria. She immigrated to Baltimore with her parents in 1924. They settled in Highlandtown, where her father opened a bakery. She attended parochial schools.

In 1940, she married Joseph C. Welsh, who died in 1960. In 1966, she married Daniel C. Wilkins, who died in 1989.

Services will be at 11 a.m. todayat Henry W. Jenkins & Sons, 4905 York Road.

She is also survived by a son, Martin J. Welsh of Baltimore; a sister, Helen Harrell of Glen Burnie; and two grandchildren.

LaVern E. Taylor, 49, a longtime Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee, died of cancer Jan. 15 at Mercy Medical Center.

The Baltimore native graduated from Forest Park High School in 1965 and from the old Institute of Data Processing in 1967. She worked for a bank until 1977, when she joined BGE as a microfilm technician.

Services were held Jan. 20. Miss Taylor is survived by her mother, Bernice G. Taylor of Baltimore; and a cousin, Lloyd Genus of Washington.

Pub Date: 2/03/97

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