Harriet Jane Leidig, 76, longtime teacherHarriet Jane...

September 11, 1998

Harriet Jane Leidig, 76, longtime teacher

Harriet Jane Leidig, a retired teacher, died Monday of heart failure at Heron Point Retirement Community in Chestertown. She was 76.

The former Severna Park resident taught business courses at Southern High School in Baltimore for 31 years and retired in the late 1980s. She moved to Chestertown in 1991.

The former Harriet J. Donelson, who was born in Camp Hill, Pa., earned a bachelor's degree from Findley College in Ohio in 1943. That year, she married G. Dale Leidig, who died in 1973.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today in Weldon Hall at Heron Point Retirement Community.

She is survived by a son, Scott D. Leidig of Chestertown; a daughter, Janice Mary Ellen Hayes of Baltimore; and a granddaughter, Christie Hayes of Baltimore.

Mary Eva Greenfield, 76, florist, volunteer

Mary Eva Greenfield, a retired florist, died Tuesday of cancer at her Joppa home. She was 76.

She and her husband opened Greenfield's Florist in the garage of their Joppa home in 1951. They moved to a shop on Main Street in Bel Air in 1953, sold the business in 1968 and retired.

A lifelong Harford County resident, the former Mary Eva Anderson was born in Joppa and graduated from the old Old Post Road School in Abingdon in 1939. The next year, she married George Howard Greenfield, who died in 1990.

She was a longtime volunteer at local hospitals, Manna House Food Kitchen and other organizations.

For more than 50 years, she was an active member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 1012 Old Joppa Road in Joppa, where services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today.

She is survived by two daughters, Marjorie Bedinger of Pylesville and Carolyn Adams of Columbia; two brothers, Charles E. Anderson of Capon Ridge, W.Va., and Aaron Anderson of Perryman; and a sister, Ruth Crawford of Idyllwild, Calif.

Frank W. Gibson Sr., 79, insurance agent

Frank W. Gibson Sr., a retired insurance agent, died Monday of cancer at his home in Locust Point, where he had lived since 1995. He was 79.

Mr. Gibson worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for 34 years, in Towson and later in Timonium. He retired in 1980.

The Detroit native attended the University of Michigan and served in the Army in Africa and Italy during World War II. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1946.

The former Towson resident was a charter member of the Hunt Valley Kiwanis Club and a member of the Pikesville Kiwanis Club, Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church on Fort Avenue, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Marie Beck; a son, Dr. Frank W. Gibson Jr. of Bel Air; two grandsons; and a granddaughter.

Pub Date: 9/11/98

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