Mary Virginia Hayden, 81, research librarian, activist...

January 05, 2000

Mary Virginia Hayden, 81, research librarian, activist

Mary Virginia Hayden, a retired research librarian who was active in civic affairs, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Holly Hill Manor in Towson. She was 81.

The former longtime resident of the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County had lived in Ruxton for five years and at the Towson nursing home since 1996. She retired in 1979 from Bendix-Hughes Corp., where she had worked as a research librarian.

Mrs. Hayden began her career in 1953, working as an administrative assistant for Bendix Field Engineering Corp. in Towson. Interested in civil rights and Democratic Party politics, she marched in the historic 1963 March on Washington. During the 1960 presidential campaign, she arranged fund-raisers for John F. Kennedy.

A civic-minded woman who sold war bonds during World War II, Mrs. Hayden maintained a lifelong interest in programs that helped women.

"She used to say, `I'm not a feminist, and I don't like labels. I just believe in women's rights,'" said her daughter, Carmel "Bunny" Hayden of Ruxton.

"She was very forward thinking and ahead of her time," the daughter said.

Mrs. Hayden also was active in the League of Women Voters and the Maryland Special Olympics.

The former Mary Virginia von Althoff, who was born in Guilford, earned her bachelor's degree in 1938 from St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, one of the country's oldest Catholic colleges, which closed in 1973.

Her 1943 marriage to Stanfield Ford Hayden ended in divorce.

She was an avid gardener and animal lover.

She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Our Lady's Chapel.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Hayden is survived by a son, Patrick S. Hayden of Timonium; a sister, Genevieve Aldridge of Towson; and three grandchildren.

Sanford Martick, 85, real estate attorney

Sanford Martick, a Baltimore real estate attorney, died Mondayof liver cancer at his Reisterstown home. He was 85.

For more than 60 years and until his death, Mr. Martick was a partner in the law firm of Martick & Martick, downtown in the Court Square Building.

Born in Shenandoah, Pa., Mr. Martick moved to Baltimore with his parents in 1919 when they opened a grocery store at 214 W. Mulberry St., which became a speakeasy during Prohibition. Since the early 1970s, it has been a French restaurant owned and operated by a brother, Morris Martick of Baltimore, who survives him.

The speakeasy and restaurant has been a fixture of Baltimore night life and a haven for artists, writers and journalists for nearly 70 years.

Raised above the bar, Mr. Martick graduated from City College and earned his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Baltimore in 1938. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Martick owned and managed real estate properties.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

He also is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Shockett, whom he married in 1943; another brother, Alexander Martick of Baltimore; two sisters, Rose Martick of Baltimore and Jeanette Miller of Washington; three nephews; and a niece.

Marguerite C. Lloyd, 93, member Bethany Baptist

Marguerite C. Lloyd, a retired domestic worker who was a lifelong member of Bethany Baptist Church, died Friday of a heart attack at St. Agnes HealthCare. She was 93.

A resident of Irvington Knolls Care Center since 1998, Mrs. Lloyd had lived for many years in Mount Winans in Southwest Baltimore.

She had been a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Mount Winans, which her parents helped to build, since birth. She sang in the senior choir and was a member of the Willing Workers and the Missionary Board.

She also was an enthusiastic kitchen worker and enjoyed helping cook and serve at church suppers. She also enjoyed knitting.

"She was known for her fried chicken, humor and laughter," said a son, Welton Lloyd of Baltimore.

Marguerite Carlene Blake was born in Mount Winans and graduated from city public schools. She was a domestic worker and retired in the early 1960s.

In 1923, she married Clinton G. Lloyd Sr., who died in 1970.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Bethany Baptist Church, 2616 Ridgely St.

She is survived by another son, Clinton G. Lloyd Jr.; four daughters, Sarah Lloyd, Alease Lloyd, Nellie Alston and Marguerite Howard, all of Baltimore; 29 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 45 great-great-grandchildren.

Margaret G. Singley, 86, raised funds for Walters

Margaret Graham Singley, who as a member of the Women's Committee of the Walters Art Gallery helped establish several noteworthy fund-raisers at the venerable Baltimore museum, died Monday from chronic anemia at Roland Park Place retirement community. The former University Parkway resident was 86.

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