Ruth Martin, 76, nurse, radio station receptionistRuth...

September 13, 1999

Ruth Martin, 76, nurse, radio station receptionist

Ruth Martin, a former licensed practical nurse and receptionist, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 76 and a Pikesville resident.

She had worked as a private duty nurse and in home care until she retired in 1989.

In the 1960s, she was a nurse at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Northwest Baltimore. From 1977 to 1979, she also worked as a receptionist at radio station WEBB-AM in Baltimore.

The former Ruth Montgomery was born in Chester County, S.C. She moved to Baltimore, where she graduated from Frederick Douglass High School.

In 1936, she married Milton Martin, a carpenter. He died in 1987.

For more than 50 years, she lived on West Lexington Street, until she moved earlier this year to the Pikesville home of her daughter, Naomi C. DuRant, archbishop of New Refuge Deliverance Cathedral.

Mrs. Martin was a member of the nurses and mothers boards at New Refuge, where services were held Saturday.

In addition to her daughter; she is survived by a son, James C. Williamson of Baltimore; a sister, Trustee Rose Brown of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Martin O. Miller, 54, salesman for communications company

Martin O. Miller, a communication services salesman, died of lung cancer Tuesday at his Laurel home. He was 54.

Since the mid-1990s, Mr. Miller had been employed by Teltonics, a communications firm.

In his nearly 30-year career in sales, Mr. Miller had worked for American Express, the National Association of Manufacturers and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Born and raised in Catonsville, he was a graduate of Catonsville High School and received a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Maryland in 1968.

He was an active member of Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville, where services were held Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of five years, the former Mary Eisengoff; a stepson, Matthew Cochran of Laurel; a stepdaughter, Lauren Cochran of Laurel; his parents, J. O'Neill and Brenda Miller of Ellicott City; four brothers, Scott O. Miller of Ellicott City, Mark O. Miller of Clear Spring, Kelly O. Miller of Timonium and Anthony O. Miller of Nicosia, Cyprus; three sisters, Mary Dorschiemer of Dover, Mass., Krista Nordhoff of Ellicott City and Laurie Saxon of Holden, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.

Elsie Price, garment worker at Katzenberg Brothers Inc.

Elsie P. Price, a retired garment worker, died of cancer Thursdayat the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 52 and lived in East Baltimore.

Mrs. Price had been employed for 30 years as a seamstress in the Northwest Baltimore plant of Katzenberg Brothers Inc., manufacturers of athletic wear, until she retired with a medical disability in 1998.

Born Elsie Rather, she was raised in Crewe, Va. She married Joseph L. Price and moved to Baltimore in 1966.

She attended Holy Rock Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling, especially to Atlantic City.

Services will be held tomorrow at Union Baptist Church in Crewe.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Price is survived by a son, Terrence A. Price of Baltimore; a daughter, Towanda L. Johnson of Baltimore; three brothers, Richard Rather and Edward Rather, both of Baltimore, and Daniel Rather of Crewe; five sisters, Lorraine A. Rather and Gladys Hatcher, both of Baltimore, Lula Blackwell and Thelma Rather, both of Crewe, and Elfreda Ferguson of Burkeville, Va.; and three grandsons.

Anne S. Ullrich, 83, volunteer for charities

Anne S. Ullrich, long active in charitable programs and an inveterate bridge player, died Saturday of cancer at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, where she had worked as a fund-raiser and volunteer. The Berlin resident was 83.

Mrs. Ullrich grew up in East Baltimore and attended Eastern High School until her junior year, when she left to enter Goucher College. She earned a degree in biology in 1936 and married John Ullrich Jr. a short time later.

Mrs. Ullrich worked as a volunteer for many charities and causes, including the American Cancer Society, the Bou-Tem-Sci Club and Atlantic General Hospital, before she entered the Gull Creek Retirement Community last year.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Church of Ocean Pines, Racetrack Road and Route 589.

Mrs. Ullrich is survived by two sons, John G. Ullrich of Berlin and Robert C. Ullrich of Exeter, N.H.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin 21811.

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