Elmer X. Lambdin, 86, Social Security official Elmer X...

January 19, 2000

Elmer X. Lambdin, 86, Social Security official

Elmer X. Lambdin, a retired Social Security Administration personnel administrator, died Jan. 12 of a heart attack at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 86 and a resident of Oak Crest Village in Parkville.

A former longtime resident of Northwood and Idlewylde, Mr. Lambdin had lived at the retirement community since 1997.

Mr. Lambdin worked for Social Security for 10 years, retiring in 1981. Earlier, he was the personnel director for Brandt Steel Co. in South Baltimore and the Downtown Chamber of Commerce, where he organized the first local job fair for students in the 1960s.

Born and raised in East Baltimore, he was a 1931 graduate of Loyola High School and received a bachelor's degree from Loyola College in 1935.

Mr. Lambdin helped pay his expenses by playing saxophone in orchestras that performed on the overnight Old Bay Line boats that steamed between Baltimore and Norfolk, Va.

For many years, Mr. Lambdin was a director of Parkwood Building and Loan Association and was a communicant of St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday at Oak Crest Village.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Mary Winifred Murray; three sons, John J. Lambdin of Towson, Joseph J. Lambdin of Bel Air and Jerome R. Lambdin of Carney; and five grandchildren.

Lucinda P. Wallace, 64, special education teacher

Lucinda Patricia Wallace, a retired Baltimore public school educator and active churchwoman, died Jan. 12 of lung cancer at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Woodlawn resident was 64.

Miss Wallace, a special education teacher, began teaching in city public schools in 1959. She taught at Public Schools 32 and 116, and retired from Bentalou Elementary School in 1993.

In her retirement, she continued to tutor pupils in English and language arts.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Miss Wallace was a 1953 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the former Hampton Institute, now Hampton University, in 1958.

She was an active member of Mount Winans United Methodist Church, where she had been president of the Methodist Women and chaired the education committee.

She liked to travel and read.

Services were held Monday at the church.

She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Davis Wallace of Baltimore; a brother, Harry Eric Wallace of Baltimore; three sisters, Mary Wallace Hewlett of Downingtown, Pa., Harrietta Wallace and Sharon Wallace Colclough, both of Baltimore; and several nephews and nieces.

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