Marian G. Hall, 98, watercoloristMarian G. Hall, a...

November 16, 1997

Marian G. Hall, 98, watercolorist

Marian G. Hall, a watercolorist who was also active in patriotic organizations, died Thursday of pneumonia at the Fairhaven Retirement Community. She was 98.

Mrs. Hall, who lived for many years in Riderwood, was one of the pioneering residents of the Sykesville retirement community when she moved there in 1990.

A noted watercolorist, she was also recognized for her ornamented decorations of antique furniture reproductions.

The former Marian G. Howard was a direct descendant of Revolutionary War hero Col. John Eager Howard. She was born and raised in Baltimore and earned her bachelor's degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

She was married in 1928 to Robert C. Hall, an executive with United Railways, who died in 1964.

Mrs. Hall was active in the affairs of the Colonial Dames of America and was a longtime supporter of Mount Clare Mansion.

She was a communicant and Altar Guild member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton.

A memorial service will be at 3: 30 p.m. today at the Fairhaven Chapel, 7200 Third Ave. in Sykesville.

She is survived by a son, the Rev. Robert C. Hall Jr. of White Stone, Va.; a daughter, Katharine Hall Waterman of Charlestown, R.I.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Charles Kemper Conley, 53, martial arts instructor

Charles Kemper Conley, a retired martial arts instructor, died Friday of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Westminster resident was 53.

A 10th-degree black belt, he founded the Lung-Fu-Do karate style, of which he was a grand master sensei. Partially paralyzed at 18 by injuries received in an automobile accident, he took up karate for therapy. In the 1970s, he operated nine martial arts clubs in the Dundalk area.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from Dundalk High in 1960. His marriage to Beth Tyson, of Whiteville, N.C., ended in divorce. Mr. Conley was a member of the Church of God in Crozet, Va.

Funeral services are tomorrowin Stanardsville, Va.

He is survived by two sons, Stephen C. Conley of Charlotte, N.C., and Michael J. Conley of Westminster; his mother, Helen Elizabeth Bracken of Westminster; four brothers, James M. Conley of Westminster, Tommy Lee Conley of Westminster, Richard E. Conley of Union Mills and Bruce E. Conley of Silver Spring; two sisters, Doris M. Seiler of Winfield and Helen J. Debold of Westminster; and 12 nieces and nephews.

Philip Weinberg, 94, department store owner

Philip Weinberg, a former department store owner and real estate investor, died Tuesday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital of complications from surgery. He was 94.

Mr. Weinberg owned and operated the Hub Department Store in Blackstone, Va., before moving to Pikesville in 1947. He later owned and managed commercial and residential real estate in the Baltimore area.

A 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner, he was a past president of the Variety Club for Handicapped Children in Baltimore and was active in the affairs of Har Sinai Synagogue. He was also an avid fisherman.

Services were held on Friday.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, the former Dorothy Politzer; two sons, Dr. Carroll Weinberg of Wynnewood, Pa., and Gordon Weinberg of Harrisburg, Pa; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 11/16/97

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