Elsie Salganik, 75, advertising copy writer

May 01, 1999

Elsie Salganik, a retired advertising agency copy writer, died Thursday of a lung infection at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 75 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

Mrs. Salganik wrote ad copy for the old Harry J. Patz and H. W. Buddemeier agencies before her retirement 20 years ago.

Born in Baltimore, the former Elsie Flom grew up above the drug store and soda fountain at Baltimore and Wolfe streets owned by her father, pharmacist Carl Flom. A 1938 graduate of Eastern High School, she received her degree in literature from the University of Maryland in 1942.

In 1943 she married Alvin C. Salganik, a sales manager for Smelkinson Sysco, who survives her.

Mrs. Salganik enjoyed European and Asian travel and flower arranging.

She was a volunteer worker for the political campaigns of former Baltimore County Executive Theodore G. Venetoulis.

She was a member of the True Sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Sol Levinson and Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

She is also survived by a son, Marc William Salganik of Columbia, and a daughter, Amy Ellen Feinberg of Owings Mills; and three grandsons.

Memorial service

Savilla Teiger Schmerler, a retired Baltimore public school system educator and principal, will be remembered at a memorial service at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St., Baltimore.

Pub Date: 5/01/99

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