May Young, 98, operated health clubsMay Young, who...

October 27, 1999

May Young, 98, operated health clubs

May Young, who operated health clubs with her husband, died Friday of pneumonia at Verdugo Vista Nursing Home in La Crescenta, Calif. She was 98 and had lived in Homeland.

She worked in the business offices of health clubs her husband, Fred Lawrence Young, established in Baltimore and other cities.

They married in 1920 and ran Young's Health System in the Fidelity Building on Charles Street. He died in 1968 after establishing clubs in Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland and Los Angeles.

When her husband opened a men's health club at the Hotel Biltmore in Los Angeles, she did the billing from her home because women were not allowed inside the facility.

The former May Quarngesser was born in Fells Point and attended Eastern High School.

She was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist.

Services will be held at 3: 30 p.m. Saturday at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road.

She is survived by a son, Lawrence E. Young of La Crescenta, Calif., two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.

Morgan Hayworth Kirk, 84, electrical worker, cashier

Morgan Hayworth Kirk, a retired Western Electric Co. employee, died Thursday of a stroke at Westminster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 84 and lived in Manchester.

Mr. Kirk worked in Western Electric's cable department on Broening Highway for 37 years and retired in 1977. He also was a cashier at the Woodmoor Pantry Pride grocery store.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Woodlawn, he graduated from Catonsville High School.

In 1941, he married Evelyn Patterson, a homemaker who died in 1987.

Services were held Saturday.

He is survived by two sons, Dennis A. Kirk of Freeland and Thomas M. Kirk of Manchester; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Milo Henry Clem Jr., 80, assistant manager at B&O

Milo Henry Clem Jr., retired assistant manager of labor relations for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, died Sunday of heart failure at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. The former Pasadena resident was 80.

The former 27-year resident of West Palm Beach, Fla., moved to St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg in 1997.

He was a teen-ager in his native Cumberland when he joined the B & O in 1935. He was later promoted to assistant manager of labor relations at the railroad's Baltimore headquarters and retired in 1970.

A graduate of Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, he served in the Army in Europe during World War II.

His marriage to June Elizabeth Kirk ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fletcher Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

He is survived by a son, David K. Clem of Westminster; a daughter, Mary Lou Pessoa of Miami; four sisters, Naomi O'Donnell of Catonsville, Sarah Digman of Cumberland, Betty Phenicie of Lemasters, Pa., and Anna Mae Ruckman of Willard, Ohio; and three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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