Doris I. Markley, 76, docent at Baltimore Museum of Art...

January 02, 2000

Doris I. Markley, 76, docent at Baltimore Museum of Art

Doris Ida Himler Markley, a docent at the Baltimore Museum of Art for more than 16 years, died of pneumonia Thursday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 76.

A Baltimore native, Mrs. Markley graduated from Eastern High School in 1940 and Western Maryland College in 1944.

After graduation, Mrs. Markley worked as a city social worker for three years. She also worked as hostess for the McCormick Tea Room at the spice company's old headquarters on Light Street.

FOR THE RECORD - Daisy S. Holly: An obituary published Sunday for Daisy S. Holly misspelled the name of a daughter and misstated the date of her husband's death. Mrs. Holly is survived by a daughter, Brenda Holly, and her husband, Louis Holly Sr., died in 1962. The Sun regrets the errors.

In 1947, she married Dr. Raymond L. Markley, then worked as his secretary.

At the Baltimore Museum of Art, Mrs. Markley gave tours and lectures to public school students, a hobby she loved. A dog lover, she particularly enjoyed breeding dalmatians and poodles.

"She bred her first litter of dalmatians in the back yard" of the Markleys' rowhouse in Rodgers Forge, her husband said.

Mrs. Markley enjoyed playing bridge. She was a member of the Bridge Group of the Women's Club of the Johns Hopkins University and the Roland Park Women's Club, where she participated in a literature class.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 39th and Charles streets.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Markley is survived by a son, Kieffer Markley of Boring; a daughter, Paula Burger of Herndon, Va.; and two granddaughters.

Helen M. Hall, 93, inspired her son's baseball career

Helen Mar Hall, a college athlete whose love of baseball inspired her son, Dick Hall, to become a major-league pitcher, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson. She was 93.

Born Helen Mar French, the daughter of a Cambridge, Maine, Congregationalist minister, she played team sports at the University of Vermont before graduating in 1926. The next year she married her college sweetheart, David Brewer Hall. The couple lived in Michigan; Kansas City, Mo.; St. Louis; Albany, N.Y., and New Jersey while Mr. Hall pursued his career as a bridge designer.

Mrs. Hall was "a very, very avid baseball fan" and played catch with her son, who became a relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.

Dick Hall pitched for the Orioles from 1961 to 1966, did a brief stint with the Philadelphia Phillies and returned to the Orioles from 1969 to 1971. He pitched in three World Series for the Orioles.

When the family lived in New Jersey, from 1937 to 1945, Mrs. Hall rooted for the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, said her son, who lives in Timonium. "Friday was Ladies' Day at the ballparks and she used to take me to Friday games -- 50 cents for ladies and children," he said. "That was my early introduction to the game."

The Halls settled in Wilson Point in 1945 when David Hall became an airplane and rocket engineer at the Glenn L. Martin aircraft plant. From 1954 to 1998, they lived on 9 acres in Baldwin. Mrs. Hall was a volunteer for the American Heart Association and a supporter of the Nature Conservancy and the Sierra Club.

Her granddaughter, Helen Dance of Timonium, said Mrs. Hall's New England heritage showed in her love of gardening and the outdoors, her practical nature and proper manners. "She was the most elegant, refined and dignified lady," she said. "She was a real New Englander."

A private memorial service is scheduled today.

In addition to her husband of 72 years, her son and her granddaughter, she is survived by a daughter, Barbara Hall Partee of Amherst, Mass.; six other grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Daisy Scherer Holly, 91 concert pianist

Daisy Scherer Holly, 91, a concert pianist and a longtime resident of Baltimore's Sugar Hill community, died Wednesday of emphysema at Augsburg Lutheran Home in Woodlawn.

Mrs. Holly was born in Baltimore and attended Dunbar High School. She studied classical music and performed at numerous concerts in churches and schools in Baltimore.

She spent most of her life in the tiny Sugar Hill section of Northwest Baltimore along McCulloh and Division streets. In 1998, she was honored by the community association as the oldest living Sugar Hill resident.

Her husband, Louis Holly Sr., died in the 1940s.

She is survived by a son, Louis Jr., of Washington, D.C.; six daughters, Mildred Swepson and Jean Millard of Washington, D.C., Leona Holly and Lorraine Annette Burton of Baltimore, Sylvia Gladman of Amityville, N.Y., and Brenda Holley of Los Angeles; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 6950 Dogwood Road, Woodlawn.

Jerome Bernard Cohen, 83, Chizuk Amuno director

Jerome "Jerry" Bernard Cohen, associate director of Chizuk Amuno Congregation for 22 years, died of heart failure on New Year's Eve at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. He was 83.

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