Margaret Slafkosky, 71, teacher, internship...

September 07, 1998

Margaret Slafkosky, 71, teacher, internship director

Margaret "Peg" Slafkosky, a retired educator, died of undetermined causes Saturday at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie. The longtime Annapolis resident was 71.

"Mrs. Slaf," as students affectionately called her, taught at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis from 1967 to 1978. She oversaw the school's newspaper, founded the Drama Club, and was chairwoman of the English department. She also developed and ran the college intern program for the Maryland General Assembly from 1979 to 1990, when she retired.

The former Margaret Mary Eoff was born in St. Joseph, Mo., and raised in Wellsburg, W.Va. She graduated from St. Mary of the Springs College (now Ohio Dominican College) in Columbus, Ohio, and earned a master's degree in English literature from the University of Maryland at College Park.

She was an active member and Eucharistic minister at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow.

Three of her children died before her.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Alexander Slafkosky; two daughters, Barbara Blackledge of Indiana, Pa., and Susan Jacobs of Annapolis; three sons, David Slafkosky of Catonsville, James Slafkosky of Marietta, Ga., and Mark Slafkosky of Perry Hall; a sister, Catherine Duffin of Yardley, Pa.; and 13 grandchildren.

D. Faye Gladding, 58, homemaker, volunteer

D. Faye Gladding, a homemaker and former Catonsville resident, died Tuesday from complications of a bone marrow transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 58.

Mrs. Gladding, an Easton resident since 1975, was a Red Cross volunteer for many years.

The former D. Faye Butcher was born in Ashland, Ky., and moved to Baltimore, where she graduated from Western High School in 1958. She married Richard Gladding in 1962.

No funeral was planned.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Richard Gladding Jr. of Salisbury; a daughter, Heather Gladding of Berkeley, Calif.; and two sisters, Virginia E. Beste of Sparks and Suzanne Butcher of Baltimore.

Margery C. Murphy, 87, teacher, poet

Margery C. Murphy, an educator and author of religious poetry, died Tuesday at Ridgeway Manor Nursing Home in Baltimore from complications of a stroke. The Roland Park resident was 87.

Mrs. Murphy taught English during the 1930s at the Convent of the Sacred Heart Parochial School in Washington. In the 1960s, she returned to the school, which had moved to Bethesda and changed its name to Stone Ridge Country Day School. She retired in the late 1970s and moved to Roland Park in 1987.

Mrs. Murphy was known for her religious and inspirational poetry. In the 1930s, she published "Blue Shadows," and in the 1960s, "Resurrection Stations," an adaptation of the Stations of the Cross.

The former Margery Cannon was born and raised in Denver. She earned a bachelor's degree from Loretto Heights College in Denver and a master's from Catholic University in Washington.

In 1936, she married Frederick Vernon Murphy, founder of the school of architecture at Catholic University and noted church architect. He died in 1958.

She was a communicant of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday.

She is survived by three sons, Michael V. Murphy and John C. Murphy, both of Baltimore, and Fred V. Murphy of Menlo Park, Calif.; and six grandchildren.


James S. Bierer: An obituary published yesterday incorrectly reported that James Shadel Bierer was survived by his wife, the former Cornelia Warner Rutledge, who died in 1993. The Sun regrets the error.

Pub Date: 9/07/98

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