Irene Barbara Sinclair, 93, Overlea homemakerIrene Barbara...

March 29, 1998

Irene Barbara Sinclair, 93, Overlea homemaker

Irene Barbara Sinclair, a longtime Overlea resident and homemaker, died in her sleep Monday at the Manor Care Ruxton nursing home. She was 93.

The former Irene Segrist was a secretary for the Volk Shoe Co. before her marriage in 1925 to Walter P. Sinclair, a materials engineer with the Navy. He died in 1970.

She enjoyed needlework, ceramics and canning vegetables she grew in her garden. She also was admired for her rose garden. Active into her 90s, Mrs. Sinclair baked 17 types of cookies every Christmas that she gave to friends and relatives.

Mrs. Sinclair was reared in Overlea at the old Four Mile House, where her father was proprietor. She was a graduate of Strayer's Business College.

Services were held Friday.

She is survived by a son, W. Philip Sinclair of Parkville; a daughter, Doris S. Forster of Carney; a brother, Jim Segrist of Overlea; a sister, Marie McKeldin of Catonsville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Eva Estelle Phillips, 86, cake decorator at bakery

Eva Estelle Phillips, a lifelong Baltimore resident and former cake decorator at Muhly's Bakery in South Baltimore, died Friday of heart failure at her son's South Baltimore home. She was 86.

A native of South Baltimore, the former Eva Estelle Tormollan worked at Muhly's on South Charles Street from 1927 to 1947 and from 1961 to 1966. She worked in the billing department at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1967 to 1987.

In 1933, she married John Nolan Phillips. He died in 1957.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 130 E. Fort Ave.

She is survived by her son, Nolan Phillips; a sister, Dorothy Bafford of Solomon's Island; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Elaine B. Cornbrooks, 79, homemaker, volunteer

Elaine B. Cornbrooks, a homemaker who was active in civic and patriotic organizations, died in her sleep March 21 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 79 and had homes in Roland Park and St. Michaels.

She had served on the boards of the Women's Auxiliary of ZTC University Hospital and Maryland General Hospital. She was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park, the Woman's Eastern Shore Society of Maryland and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The former Elaine Bratton was born and raised in Wilmington, Del., and earned a bachelor's degree in music from Hollins College, Va., in 1939.

In 1944, she married Dr. Ernest I. Cornbrooks Jr., a gynecologist, and moved to Rodgers Forge. He died in 1987.

She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, St. Paul Street and Stratford Road, where a memorial service will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Saturday.

She is survived by a son, Ernest I. Cornbrooks III of Salisbury; two daughters, Elaine C. Link of Ruxton and Barbara A. Cornbrooks of Roland Park; and four grandchildren.

C. Edgar Smith Jr., 81, bank, mortgage executive

C. Edgar Smith Jr., retired president of Central Savings Bank, died of heart failure Thursday at his home in the Charlesbrooke section of Baltimore County. He was 81.

Mr. Smith was president of Central Savings Bank from 1973 to 1980. He was also a past president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Baltimore and director of the Greater Baltimore Committee and National Association of Mutual Savings Banks.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Smith graduated from Gilman School in 1933 and Princeton University in 1938. After college, he studied law for a year at the University of Maryland.

He served in the Navy during World War II and worked as chief of employee relations in the executive office of the secretary of the Navy until 1947.

He held various mortgage and financing jobs until 1969, when he became a business and financial consultant.

A memorial service will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Williams, whom he married in 1947; a son, Charles Edgar William Smith of Baltimore; two daughters, Claire Smith Johnson of Baltimore and Anne Smith Feld of London; a brother, William Edgar Smith of Southwest Harbor, Maine; and three grandchildren.

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