William Lamble Cooper, 72, Boys' Latin headmasterWilliam...

March 29, 1997

William Lamble Cooper, 72, Boys' Latin headmaster

William Lamble Cooper, a former headmaster of the Boys' Latin School, died of kidney failure March 10 at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver. He was 72.

He was headmaster of Boys' Latin for two years after its 1960 move from its Brevard Street site to its present location on West Lake Avenue.

In 1962, he moved to Littleton, Colo. then Denver as head of Martin Marietta Corp.'s department of continuing education. Since 1970, he was a real estate broker and owned a MetroBrokers office in Denver at the time of his death.

The native of Roland Park graduated from Loyola High School in 1941 and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1947.

He was seriously wounded in the Korean War and in 1955 received a medical discharge as a major.

Memorial services were held in Denver.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Anne Culhane; a son, William L. Cooper of Baltimore; two daughters, Marianne C. Lee of Wayland, Mass. and Nancy C. Post of Montpelier, Vt.; a brother, Robert H. Cooper of Rochester, Vt.; and eight grandchildren.

Helen M. Ellinghaus, 76, homemaker, riveter

Helen M. Ellinghaus, a homemaker who was a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II, died of a heart attack Monday at Church Hospital. She was 76.

The lifelong Highlandtown resident went to work at the Glenn L. Martin Co. plant in Middle River at the outbreak of World War II, assembling such planes as Martin Marauders and the PBM Marine Flying Boats.

The former Helen M. Reinsfelder was a 1938 graduate of Eastern High School. In 1946, she married John A. Ellinghaus, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. machinist, who died in 1994.

She sang with the Martin Glee Club and was active with the Baltimore Opera Company.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 600 S. Conkling St., where she was a lector, cantor and choir member, participated in parish plays and musical productions, and belonged to the Arts and Crafts Club and the Society of the Holy Family.

She was a member of the Catholic War Veterans auxiliary and the Pink Squirrels, an offshoot of the CWV.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.

She is survived by two sons, Jack Ellinghaus of North East and Lawrence G. Ellinghaus of Glen Arm; three daughters, Helena K. Scher of Millersville, Maryanna C. Warfield of Baltimore and JoAnn Ellinghaus-Jones of Westminster; two brothers, Vincent Reinsfelder and George Reinsfelder, both of Baltimore; and 10 grandchildren.

Delois C. Latimore, 80, Baltimore teacher

Delois C. Latimore, a retired schoolteacher, died of Alzheimer's disease March 21 at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 80.

She retired from the Baltimore public school system in 1974, ending a teaching career that began in the late 1930s.

The year after she retired, Mrs. Latimore took an auto mechanics course at Catonsville Community College and became proficient repairing her car. Later, she learned plumbing at the Community College of Baltimore and became a licensed plumber but did repairs only for friends.

She was born Delois Caul in Staunton, Va. She graduated from Virginia State College in Petersburg in the late 1930s and came to Baltimore soon after. She taught in Salisbury and Baltimore and earned a master's degree from Columbia University in the mid-1950s.

She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the Virginia State Alumni Club and the 118 Club, a group of staff members of the old No. 118 elementary school in Northwest Baltimore, where she taught for many years.

Her husband, Percy Latimore, whom she married in the 1950s, died in 1994.

She is survived by a sister, Charlotte McNeill, and a niece, Frances Woodland, both of Baltimore.

Services were held Wednesday.

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