Douglas P. Sidney, 55, founded graphic design firmDouglas...

November 25, 1997

Douglas P. Sidney, 55, founded graphic design firm

Douglas P. Sidney, president and founder of an Owings Mills graphic design firm, died of cancer Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Mount Washington resident was 55.

He established Douglas Sidney Graphic Design on North Charles Street in 1972. The firm designed the wishbone logo for the State Lottery Agency and Pimlico Race Course's 100th anniversary logotype and produced tourism materials for Ocean City.

The company, now located in an 1876 Owings Mills Victorian mansion, has a client list that is wide-ranging and diverse -- homebuilders, banks, hospitals, mail-order catalogs and gardening products.

"We're a small firm with big work," said his wife of 7 1/2 years, the former Susan Cohen, an artist with the firm.

"He was a talented artist, designer, cartoonist, writer and humorist, who could provide a client exactly what they had in mind but could not visualize," she said.

Mr. Sidney was born and raised in Somerville, N.J. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1964 and began his career with Carr-Lowery Glass Co. He later worked for Brahms Gerber Advertising Agency.

He enjoyed music, theater, traveling and gourmet cooking.

Services will be held at noon today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

Other survivors include three sons, Alexander Sidney at home; Robert Sidney of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Grant Sidney of Boston; a daughter, Kate Sidney of Westminster; and his mother, Mary M. Sidney of Somerville. David G. Mulligan Sr., who had owned an insurance agency, died after a long illness Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Govans native was 87.

For almost 70 years, Mr. Mulligan worked in the insurance field, starting his business on Fayette Street and Guilford Avenue soon after graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1929.

He relocated the company to York Road near Towson in 1980 and retired in 1990.

Until being hospitalized at Stella Maris two years ago, he had lived in Rodgers Forge for 49 years with his wife of 56 years, the former Katharine Fahey.

He was a golfer and member of the Country Club of Maryland in Towson.

"One of his proud moments was when he turned 69 and shot his age," said his daughter, Erin M. Witherspoon of Timonium.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 10: 30 a.m. today at Stella Maris Chapel, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road.

Survivors include his wife; a son, David G. Mulligan Jr. of Waverly, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Cleveland J. Wall, owner of a microfilm business, died of an apparent heart attack Friday at Laurel Regional Hospital. The Laurel resident was 61.

The Georgia native, who moved to Baltimore in 1958, owned Preservation Archives, a microfilm service provider in Laurel. Earlier, he founded OCTO Inc., a records management, litigation support and imaging systems company, also in Laurel, which he headed for 25 years.

A licensed pilot since he was 16, Mr. Wall also was a semiprofessional photographer and an actor in local theater productions. He appeared in an episode of the television show "Homicide" as a deranged Santa Claus.

He was an active member of Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6410 Amherst Ave., Columbia, where a memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Jane R. Gladstone; a daughter, Jane "Jenny" Wall of Laurel; two sons, Joseph B. Wall of Laurel and William G. Wall of Chicago; his mother, Lyle Wall of Catonsville; a brother, Jack P. Wall of Georgia; and two grandchildren.

Marjorie R. Mirabole, 50, real estate agent, teacher

Marjorie R. Mirabole, a real estate agent and former teacher, died of cystic fibrosis Nov. 18 at Sinai Hospital. The Towson resident was 50.

Since 1980, Mrs. Mirabole had been a real estate agent at O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors.

The former Marjorie Rowley, who was born in Burlington, Vt., received a bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida in 1971 and a master's degree in education and counseling from Florida Atlantic University in 1977.

After she received her undergraduate degree, she taught elementary school in Palm Beach, Fla., until 1978.

She married Andrew M. Mirabole in 1972 and they moved to Maryland in 1978.

She was a life member of the Real Estate Million Dollar Association, a member of the Junior League of Baltimore, past president of the Women's Club of Wiltondale and a former board member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Maryland.

Services were held Saturday.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her father, George D. Rowley of Burlington, Vt.; and a brother, Leonard Rowley of Morgan, Vt.

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