Marguerite J. Stirling, 89, homemaker and...

July 01, 1998

Marguerite J. Stirling, 89, homemaker and seamstress

Marguerite J. Stirling, a homemaker and former seamstress, died Saturday of cancer at the home of a daughter in Ellicott City. She was 89.

Mrs. Stirling, who had lived in Barre, Vt., and West Hartford, Conn., had been a resident of Ellicott City since 1993.

The former Marguerite Reutter was born in Montreal, and attended the Mackay School for the Deaf there. In 1941, she married James Stirling Jr., who died in 1976.

Services will be today in Barre.

She is survived by a son, the Rev. James Stirling III of Plymouth, Conn.; two daughters, Barbara A. Willigan of Ellicott City and Lynn O. Stirling of Greenbelt; a brother, Carl Reutter of Nepean, Ontario; four sisters, Gertrude Grichen of Kenmore, N.Y., Hilda Harcourt of Nepean; and Dorothy Finigan and Vera Murray, both of Montreal; and five grandchildren.

James W. Murphy, 83, Circuit Court clerk

James W. Murphy, an assistant clerk of the Baltimore City Circuit Court for more than 40 years and a lifelong resident of Southwest Baltimore, died Friday of heart failure at home. He was 83.

He graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in 1934 and began working as an assistant clerk in 1936, taking time out to serve in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946.

He retired in 1981.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Monastery Church, 251 S. Morley St.

He married Catherine Geraghty in 1946. She died in 1993.

He is survived by two sons, James B. Murphy and Dennis J. Murphy; two brothers, Edwin Murphy and Joseph Murphy; a sister, Lucille Krebs; and five grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Irma M. Emerick, 82, homemaker

Irma M. Emerick, a homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at her West Baltimore home. She was 82.

A native of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the former Irma France married Joseph J. Emerick in 1946 and moved to Towson in 1951. She later lived in Dundalk and then in West Baltimore.

Services were Monday.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Joseph J. Emerick Jr. of Abingdon, James S. Emerick of Lineboro and David W. Emerick of Dundalk; a sister, Martha Stavar of Towson; and seven grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/01/98

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