Katherine K. Shilstone, 79, active in many...

September 23, 1997

Katherine K. Shilstone, 79, active in many charities

Katherine K. Shilstone, a Baltimore native who was active in numerous charities in Houston, died of a massive stroke Sept. 16 at a hospital there. She was 79.

The former Katherine Keelty, who was raised in Ten Hills and Homeland, graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory School in 1935. She earned a bachelor's degree from Trinity College in Washington.

A hospital volunteer during World War II, she married John Locke in 1943. He died in 1966.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert M. Shilstone Jr., whom she married in 1971; two sons, Jere S. Locke of Austin, Texas, and Stephen S. Locke of Modesto, Calif.; three daughters, Sarah A. Locke of Whitehorse, Canada, Martha L. Malson of Houston and Mary L. Stults of Cedar City, Utah; two brothers, James Keelty and Joseph Keelty, both of Baltimore; a sister, Lucette Costa of Baltimore; a stepson, Herbert W. Maxwell Shilstone III, and a stepdaughter, Margaret C. Shilstone, both of Houston; and five grandchildren.

Mildred Estelle Dinkin, 71, theatrical makeup designer

Mildred Estelle Dinkin, who was active in several theatrical groups, died of cardiac arrest Saturday at Northwest Medical Center. She was 71 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

The former Mildred E. Klein was born and raised in New York City and earned a bachelor's degree from New York University in 1949.

Known as Millie, she had a lifelong interest in the performing arts.

During World War II, she was a blues singer at USO canteens in New York and New Jersey. In the late 1940s, she performed at hotels in the Catskills.

While living in Camden, N.J., during the 1950s, Mrs. Dinkin worked for RCA Victor and sang with the employees' chorus.

In Baltimore, she was as a makeup designer at Center Stage and for theatrical productions at the Park Heights Avenue Jewish Community Center. She enjoyed attending the theater, opera and the Baltimore Symphony.

Mrs. Dinkin taught science for about seven years at Westport Elementary School and William H. Lemmel Middle School in the city public school system and retired in the mid-1970s for medical reasons.

She was a member of the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and && its Sisterhood. She also belonged to the Eastern Star, where she was matron of the Kerchoff-Ray and Beacon chapters and had been president of the Yedz Grotto Masonic Order Ladies Auxiliary.

Services are set for 1 p.m. todayat Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Raymond Dinkin; three sons, Michael A. Dinkin of Silver Spring, Gary A. Dinkin of Arlington, Va., and Daniel A. Dinkin of Reisterstown; a daughter, Lee Anne Dinkin of Cockeysville; and two grandchildren.

M. Lee Winkel Jr., 80, manufacturing executive

M. Lee Winkel Jr., a retired Baltimore brick manufacturing executive who was active in Episcopal church affairs, died of sepsis Aug. 24 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was 80 and lived in Roland Park.

Mr. Winkel was president of Champion Brick Co. for 30 years and later joined Maryland Clay and Brick Products, where he retired in the mid-1980s.

Born and raised in Forest Park, he graduated from Forest Park High School in 1935 and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Baltimore in 1939.

During World War II, he served in the Coast Guard.

In 1938, he married Louise Beatty, who died in 1986.

For the past 30 years, Mr. Winkel was a member of Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway, where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow.

He had been a member of Old St. Paul Episcopal Church, where he was a vestryman.

He was a member of the Douglas Turnbull Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and volunteered for many years as a member of the pastoral staff at Church Home and Church Hospital.

He is survived by two daughters, Peggy Lee Sculley of Vienna, Va., and Terry Louise Sofsky of Belcamp; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/23/97

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