D. Hugh Wilkinson Jr., 65, founded advertising agencyD...

July 08, 1998

D. Hugh Wilkinson Jr., 65, founded advertising agency

D. Hugh Wilkinson Jr., founder and president of Charles East Advertising and past Boumi Temple potentate, died of cancer June 23 at his Timonium home. He was 65.

He founded the advertising firm in 1970.

Mr. Wilkinson was a member of the Boumi Temple for 40 years, a trustee for 25 years. Also, he became a potentate in 1994 and was a past president. He was active in numerous clubs within the temple.

He was also a member of other groups, including Warren Lodge No. 51, the Scottish Rite and the Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council from 1976 to 1985.

The West Baltimore native graduated from Polytechnic Institute and attended the University of Maryland, College Park. He served in the Army in the mid-1950s.

Services were held June 25.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Eloise Harden; a son, Douglas H. Wilkinson III of Relay; a daughter, Jani Wilkinson of Timonium; his mother, Alice Lockhart of Annapolis; and a sister, Elaine Hess of Glen Burnie.

Kay Thompson, author of 'Eloise' children's books

Kay Thompson, author of the "Eloise" children's books about a high-spirited little girl who lived in the Plaza Hotel, has died in New York.

Miss Thompson died Thursday, according to her longtime attorney, Arthur Abelman.

Her date of birth was long in dispute, but she was believed to be between 92 and 95 years old, Mr. Abelman said.

Miss Thompson was a nightclub singer, songwriter and actress but was best known for her "Eloise" books, written in the 1950s.

The popular books told of the adventures of a spunky and often troublesome 6-year-old girl who lived in the Plaza and terrorized guests and employees as she played in the hallways of the posh New York hotel.

The books were "Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown-Ups," "Eloise in Paris," "Eloise at Christmastime" and "Eloise in Moscow," published by Simon & Schuster.

Miss Thompson appeared in the movie "Funny Face."

Once a vocal arranger for the late Judy Garland, Miss Thompson lived in the New York home of her goddaughter, entertainer Liza Minnelli, Miss Garland's daughter.

Pub Date: 7/08/98

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