Virginia L. Baker, 75, taught in county schoolsVirginia L...

June 18, 1998

Virginia L. Baker, 75, taught in county schools

Virginia L. Baker, a former Baltimore County public schools educator, died Sunday from complications of diabetes at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Randallstown resident was 75.

Mrs. Baker retired in 1984 as assistant principal of Westchester Elementary School and had also held that position at Relay and Maiden Choice elementary schools.

She began her teaching career in the late 1940s and, after taking several years off to raise her family, returned to teaching full-time in the mid-1950s.

The former Virginia Lages was born and raised in the Rockdale section of Baltimore County and was a graduate of Catonsville High School.

She earned her bachelor's degree in 1943 from Towson State College and a master's degree in education from Western Maryland College in 1963. She also had studied for her doctorate education at the Johns Hopkins University.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and enjoyed playing bridge, sewing and reading.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Loring-Byers Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road in Randallstown.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert C. Baker; two sons, David C. Baker of Towson and Dale R. Baker of Hampstead; a daughter, Diane B. Garro of Hunt Valley; a brother, Philip Lages of Rockdale; two sisters, Eileen Garner of Sun City Center, Fla. and Betty Robinson of Ellicott City; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Ellen Sleigh, 93, homemaker, quilter

Ellen Sleigh, a homemaker, died June 11 of heart failure at her home in Northeast Baltimore. She was 93.

A native of Shaw, Miss., Mrs. Sleigh lived most of her life in New York City and moved to Baltimore several years ago.

The former Ellen Lange married Jesse J. Sleigh in 1926; he died in 1976.

She enjoyed quilting, cooking and gardening.

Services will be at 11: 30 a.m. today at Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, 2200 E. Oliver St.

She is survived by three daughters, Bunetta Sleigh of Baltimore, Ethel Cain of Joliet, Ill. and Rosa Jenkins of Annandale, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Antwan J. Stewart, 21, worked for moving company

Services for Antwan J. Stewart, a Baltimore native who worked for a moving company, are scheduled for noon today at Village Baptist Church, 100 S. Hilton St. The West Baltimore resident was 21.

Mr. Stewart died Friday at Sinai Hospital about an hour after he was shot several times in the back in Southwest Baltimore in what police said was a drug-related incident.

He attended Harbor Learning Center downtown and worked as a laborer for Home Base Unlimited, a Baltimore moving company.

He is survived by his parents, Anthony Stewart and Melody Flowers; and a brother, Marcus Stewart. All are of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 6/18/98

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