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November 15, 1997

Rose G. Price, 83, owned Oakland Manor

Rose G. Price, former owner of Oakland Manor, the oldest building in Columbia, died of Alzheimer's disease Nov. 5 in a Miami Beach, Fla., nursing home. She was 83.

In 1956, she and her husband, Sigmun L. Price, purchased the 9,000-square-foot, 20-plus room Federal-style home on Vantage Point Road. The stone and masonry structure, built in 1811, was purchased by the Rouse Co. in 1965 and houses the Maryland Museum of African Art, the Town Center Community Association and a charitable organization.

Mrs. Price, a charismatic woman who once weighed 300 pounds, opened a health spa to help others after she lost 200 pounds.

"She had such celebrity clients as actress Kitty Carlisle-Hart, Max Remington of the electric razor company and comedian Lucille Ball, who refused to abide by the strict eating rules and was asked to leave," said a daughter, Davideen Price Warner of Washington.

She was born Rose Greenberg in New York City, where she was raised. After attending business school and working as a bookkeeper, she married Mr. Price in 1933 and moved to Washington. Mr. Price died in 1983.

Services were held Nov. 6.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, Arthur H. Price of Coral Springs, Fla.; another daughter, Carole P. Perlin of Rockville; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Herbert Reynolds Jr., 45, computer systems analyst

Herbert Christian Reynolds Jr., a retired computer systems analyst and former Anne Arundel County resident, died Nov. 7 of complications of AIDS at home in Arlington, Va. He was 45.

He was a systems analyst with Viar & Co. in Alexandria, Va., from 1984 until 1995, when he retired for health reasons. He was a computer programmer from 1981 to 1984 and taught chemistry and biology at John Carroll High School in Bel Air from 1977 to 1981.

The Baltimore native, who was raised in Severn, earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1975 and a bachelor's degree in secondary science education from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1977.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. today at Friends Meeting House, 2111 Florida Ave., N.W., in Washington.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth S. Reynolds, and two sisters, Elizabeth S. Fields and Kathleen A. Nieves, all of Severn; five nephews; two nieces; and his companion, Franklin "Bucky" Green of Arlington.

Thomas W. Wilson Jr., 85, journalist and author

Thomas W. Wilson Jr., a Baltimore native, journalist and author, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 8 at his Washington residence. He was 85.

He was a reporter for The Evening Sun from 1934 to 1940 and for other publications until World War II. He entered government service until 1970, leaving to become an official of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies.

He wrote three books, "Cold War and Common Sense," published in 1961; "The Great Weapons Heresey" in 1970 and "Environmental Action" in 1971.

Active in Democratic politics, Mr. Wilson was a speech writer for Adlai E. Stevenson, John F. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey.

Born and raised in Roland Park, he was a graduate of Mercersburg Academy and attended Princeton University. He was a member of the United Nations Association and the Cosmos Club.

His 1938 marriage to Ann France Bird ended in divorce. A son, Thomas W. Wilson III, died in 1990.

Plans for a memorial service are incomplete.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Page Huidekoper Dougherty; two daughters, Sally Wilson Hall of Sterling, Va. and Remington Wilson Restivo of Leesburg, Va.; a sister, Audoun Schantz of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; two stepsons, Frazer P. Dougherty of Greenport, N.Y. and Rush H. Dougherty of Washington; two stepdaughters, Ariel M. Dougherty of Truth and Consequences, N.M., and Page D. Delano of New York City; four grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and eight step-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/15/97

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