Miriam M. Frisch, 91, homemaker and volunteerMiriam M...

September 08, 1997

Miriam M. Frisch, 91, homemaker and volunteer

Miriam M. Frisch, a homemaker and volunteer, died Aug. 27 of congestive heart failure at Broadmead retirement community. She was 91.

Mrs. Frisch was an accomplished pianist who enjoyed playing for family and friends.

The former resident of Roland Park and Pinehurst moved to Broadmead in 1985, had been president of the Cedarcroft Garden Club, a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park and served on the board of Grace United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the auxiliary of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Woman's Board and was active in the Child Center, one of the earliest organizations in the city to deal with the needs of children.

The former Miriam Meeks, who was known as Mimi, was born on Solomons Island, the daughter of Benjamin Meeks, a Methodist minister. She was also raised in West Virginia until the 1920s, when her father was appointed minister at Roland Park Methodist Church.

She earned her bachelor's degree in 1928 from Ohio Wesleyan University and studied piano at Peabody Conservatory of Music.

She was married in 1930 to Paul Treide Frisch, a McCormick & Co. executive, who died in 1988.

She was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St., Baltimore, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

Memorial donations may be made to the church; or the Benjamin W. Meeks Scholarship Fund at Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington 20016. Elizabeth W. Ober, a homemaker and volunteer, died Wednesday of heart failure at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 76.

The former St. Georges Road resident, who moved to Broadmead in 1990, was a former president and board member of Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, where she had volunteered for more than 20 years.

A member of the Woodland Garden Club, Mrs. Ober enjoyed gardening and flower arranging.

She was also a watercolorist and enjoyed painting landscapes.

The former Elizabeth Wells was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and moved to Roland Park in 1927. She was a 1939 graduate of Western High School.

Mrs. Ober was an active communicant for 56 years of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., Baltimore, where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, DeLancey Rochester Ober Sr.; two sons, DeLancey Rochester Ober Jr. of Hopewell, N.J., and John Thompson Wells Ober of Westminster; a daughter, Margaret Ober Hoff of Frederick; a brother, Friend Lord Wells of Lutherville; a sister, Margaret Wells Brooks of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and 15 nieces and nephews.

William Peyton MacLeod, 76, Baltimore teacher

William Peyton MacLeod, who taught in Baltimore schools for more than 30 years and helped run a scholarship fund, died Sept. 1 of colon cancer at the Multi-Medical Center in Towson. He was 76.

A Baltimore native, he was a 1938 graduate of City College and served in the Army during World War II. He remained in the Army Reserve until 1980, attaining the rank of major.

He graduated from the University of Maryland and earned his master's degree at Morgan State University. He taught elementary, middle and high school classes, primarily science and math.

Mr. MacLeod retired in 1982, moving to St. Michaels and working as a substitute teacher and tutor in Talbot County. For several years, he was chairman of the Bay Hundred Youth Task Force, a volunteer organization aimed at helping youths, and administered its Harold Baines Scholarship Fund.

"The three loves of his life were his family, the Army and teaching," said his wife of 50 years, the former Virginia Zirckel.

He is also survived by a daughter, Susan M. Tandlmayer of Harrisburg, Pa; five sons, William P. MacLeod Jr. of Towson, Warren H. MacLeod of Glen Arm, Owen G. MacLeod of Queens, N.Y., B. Scott MacLeod of Baltimore and David B. MacLeod of Daleville, Va.; a brother, Warren S. MacLeod of McLean, Va.; and nine grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday.

Naomi Henrietta Nake, 89, hospital employee

Naomi Henrietta Nake, a retired Johns Hopkins Hospital employee, died Wednesday at the ManorCare Rehabilitation Center at Ruxton after a brief illness. She was 89.

Services for the Timonium resident were held Saturday.

A Baltimore native, Miss Nake worked 35 years for the hospital as a telephone operator, a receptionist at the Broadway entrance and a clinic patient coordinator. She retired in 1972.

As an American Red Cross volunteer during World War II, she knitted gloves for soldiers.

She was an active member, Sunday school teacher and vestry member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Broadway and more recently attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lutherville.

She is survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Helen S. Edelstein, 87, schoolteacher, bookkeeper

Helen S. Edelstein, a former substitute teacher and bookkeeper, died in her sleep Aug. 30 at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. The former Northwest Baltimore resident was 87.

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