Dr. Edwin L. Pierpont, 80, general practitionerDr. Edwin...

July 21, 1999

Dr. Edwin L. Pierpont, 80, general practitioner

Dr. Edwin Lowell Pierpont, a general practitioner in Baltimore County for 33 years, died Monday of heart failure at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 80 and lived in Finksburg.

Dr. Pierpont opened his practice in Rockdale on Liberty Road in 1949 after spending a year in residence at the University of Iowa.

FOR THE RECORD - The obituary of Dr. Edwin L. Pierpont in Wednesday's editions of The Sun incorrectly identified one of his children as Ross Pierpont; it should have been Brien Pierpont. It also indicated that his wife was still living. Dr. Pierpont's wife, Ann, is deceased. The Sun regrets the errors.

"He was one of the last practitioners from that great generation of family doctors," said his son-in-law Earle Flick, a veterinarian in Finksburg. "He saw 30 or 35 patients every day and for years he was one of the few family doctors in the area."

Both Dr. Pierpont's children became doctors. His son, Ross Pierpont of St. Petersburg, Fla., is a cardiologist, and his daughter, Karen Pierpont, is a veterinarian.

Dr. Flick said Dr. Pierpont helped him and his wife start their business. Across the street from his home in Finksburg, Dr. Pierpont identified property for sale that became what is now the Route 140 Veterinary Hospital.

Born in Woodlawn, Dr. Pierpont graduated from Catonsville High School and the University of Maryland Medical School and served two years in the Army before starting his practice. He was past president of the Prolotherapy Society, advancing unconventional techniques for the relief of back and neck pain.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reisterstown Bible Church at Northwest Expressway and Route 140.

In addition to his children, Dr. Pierpont is survived by his wife, the former Ann Brien, whom he married in 1946; a brother, Ross Pierpont of Towson; and three grandchildren.

Rosa Lee Boles, 53, SSA computer specialist

Rosa Lee Boles, a Social Security Administration computer specialist, died Thursday of a stroke at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 53 and lived in Woodlawn.

A member of the choir at Friendship Baptist Church on Loch Raven Boulevard in Northeast Baltimore, she was stricken while singing during services July 11. Mrs. Boles was a member of the youth and inspirational choirs at Friendship since age 12.

"She loved gospel music and had a full alto voice," said Janice Curtis Greene of the Lynn Acres section in Baltimore County, a SSA co-worker and lifelong friend.

The former Rosa Lee Chambers was born in Baltimore and graduated from Edmondson High School and Catonsville Community College.

A federal employee for 31 years, she was a computer specialist at SSA headquarters in Woodlawn.

Her marriage to William Boles ended in divorce.

Funeral services were held Monday.

She is survived by a son, Kevin Boles of Randallstown; a brother, Jerome Chambers of Indianapolis; three sisters, Gloria Stokes, Carol Holly and Patricia Watson, all of Baltimore; and a grandson.

Wilsonia Russell, 75, record store owner

Wilsonia Russell, a former record store owner, died Friday of cancer at the home of a daughter in Fayetteville, Ga. She was 75 and had lived in the Forest Park area of Northwest Baltimore.

In the 1950s, she owned Linda's Records on Pennsylvania Avenue near Wilson Street. She also worked as a cook at the Madison Avenue YWCA.

The former Wilsonia Taylor was born in Baltimore and graduated from Douglass High School.

Her marriage to Solomon Russell ended in divorce.

She was a longtime member of Union Baptist Church in Baltimore.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by three daughters, Beverly McCray of Baltimore, and Linda Newman and Jill Briley, both of Fayetteville; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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