Anna Catherine Quick, 81, pianist, business controller...

January 29, 2000

Anna Catherine Quick, 81, pianist, business controller

Anna Catherine Quick, a restaurant pianist and business controller, died Sunday of lung cancer at her Arbutus home. She was 81.

She played the piano at two popular Mount Vernon restaurants -- Harvey House on Charles Street and the Eager House -- in the 1950s and '60s.

Born Anna Catherine Seibert in Clear Spring, where she received her education, she began her music career playing piano in Hagerstown night clubs. She formed the Ann Johnson Trio and performed in Washington, Baltimore, Cumberland and Richmond, Va., in the late 1930s through the '60s.

During the 1970s and '80s, she was an executive assistant at Liberty Federal Savings and Loan Association on Howard Street. She was controller for Schakne-Atkinson Inc., a Jiffy Lube franchise in Baltimore, until her death.

She married Russell Johnson, who died in 1959. She then wed Wesley James Quick. Their marriage ended in divorce.

Funeral services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. Feb. 5 at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 1200 Linden Ave., Arbutus, where she was a member.

She is survived by two sons, Steven Johnson of Jessup and Todd Quick of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Ida Marie Unger, 99, operating room nurse

Ida Marie Unger, a former operating room nurse and longtime resident of Federalsburg, died Monday at Easton Memorial Hospital from complications from a fall. She was 99.

Mrs. Unger, who had worked as an operating room nurse at University of Maryland Hospital during the 1920s, returned to her native Federalsburg in the late '20s to care for her ill mother. She spent the remaining years of her life in the Caroline County town, where she was active in the Garden Club of Caroline County and the Woman's Club of Federalsburg, of which she was a president. She also was a member of the Rotary Club's Rotary Anns.

During World War II, she was a Civil Defense aircraft spotter.

Born Ida Marie Nagel, she graduated from high school in Federalsburg. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1923. In 1970, she established the Ida Nagel Unger Scholarship Fund for Nursing Education.

She was married for 67 years to Vernon E. Unger Sr., former manager of Holt Oil Co. and consultant to Tri-Gas Oil Co. He died last year.

At her death, Mrs. Unger was the oldest member of Union United Methodist Church in Federalsburg, where services were held yesterday.

She is survived by a son, Vernon E. Unger Jr. of Auburn, Ala.; a daughter, Barbara Unger Arant of Knoxville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Cornelius M. Gilmore Jr., 72, orderly in hospital

Cornelius M. Gilmore Jr., a former hospital orderly and longtime Northwest Baltimore resident, died Monday of a stroke at Genesis Eldercare-Homewood. He was 72.

Mr. Gilmore had been a hospital orderly for 15 years at the U.S. Public Health Hospital, formerly the Marine Hospital, in Wyman Park. He retired in 1971.

Earlier, he had been a long-distance truck driver.

Born and raised in the 2100 block of Division St., he was a 1945 graduate of Douglass High School. He enlisted in the Army and served in the infantry in Japan during the waning days of World War II. He was discharged in 1947.

In 1949, he married Lauretta Johnson, who died in 1994.

Mr. Gilmore enjoyed playing pinochle and watching sports.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, 801 N. Arlington Ave., where a funeral Mass will be offered at 11: 30 a.m. Tuesday.

He is survived by a son, Keith D. Gilmore; his mother, Gladys H. Gilmore; a brother, Leon S. Gilmore; and a granddaughter. All are of Baltimore.

Margaret Anne Laubach, 75, secretary, library worker

Margaret Anne Laubach, a former Baltimore County public schools secretary and part-time library worker, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 75.

In the 1960s, Mrs. Laubach, who was known as Anne, worked as a secretary at Kenwood and Dundalk senior high schools. She later was secretary to the principal at Pinewood Elementary School in Timonium. She retired in 1988.

She also worked as a part-time clerical worker for the Baltimore County Library in Towson and at the library's Loch Raven branch until retiring in 1995.

Born Margaret Anne Kratz, she was raised in Northwest Baltimore and was a 1942 graduate of Forest Park High School.

She worked as a clerk at the Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Co. in the mid-1940s and was married in 1951 to Robert E. Laubach. The marriage ended in divorce.

She was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park.

She was an active member of Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today.

She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey R. Laubach of Cockeysville and Mark S. Laubach of Washington; a daughter, Jennifer A. Martin of Dallas; a sister, Dorothy K. Munschauer of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.; and seven grandchildren.


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