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May 07, 2000

Borgia M. Cohen, 82, longtime usher for Orioles

Borgia M. Cohen, a retired Veterans Administration counselor and veteran usher for the Baltimore Orioles, died Tuesday at Hospice of Baltimore. The lifelong Baltimore-area resident was 82.

Last year, Mr. Cohen marked 45 years with the Orioles as an usher and supervisor of ushers. The recipient of many acknowledgments, he was honored in 1991 during the team's final year at Memorial Stadium as one of its longest-serving employees.

"Once, I had an auto accident; otherwise, I haven't missed any [games]," Mr. Borgia told a reporter for The Sun on Opening Day 1991, when he was an usher in the press box.

A graduate of Forest Park High School, Mr. Cohen entered the Army in 1941. A staff sergeant in the 29th Division during World War II, he participated in the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, and served in northern France, the Rhineland and central Europe.

Upon returning home, Mr. Cohen worked as a counselor in the contact division of the Veterans Administration in Baltimore. He retired in 1981.

Mr. Cohen was a member of the American Legion, the Holy Name Society and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, the former Mildred Folger; two sons, Gregory M. Cohen and Neil F. Cohen, both of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11: 15 a.m. tomorrow at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mary Margaret Waldt, 73, Circuit Court administrator

Mary Margaret Waldt, a retired supervisor in Baltimore Circuit Court and homemaker, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 73.

After her eight children were grown, Mrs. Waldt, who earlier had taught in city public schools and worked as a buyer for Hutzler's department stores, went to work in the Circuit Court in 1978.

She was a supervisor in the personnel department and later the criminal assignment office before retiring in 1998.

Mrs. Waldt was asked last year by The Sun, as part of its year 2000 coverage, what item would best represent her family 100 years from now.

She told the newspaper that when she moved to her Lauraville home in 1957, she placed a plaster statue of the Virgin Mary next to a stained-glass window, where it had remained as a comforting presence and constant reminder for 42 years.

"She hopes that 100 years from now this same statue will dispense wisdom, strength and reassurance to a family she will never know," said The Sun.

Born Mary Margaret White and raised on Canterbury Road in North Baltimore, she was a graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School and earned her bachelor's degree in 1948 from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

She was married in 1950 to Medio J. Waldt Jr., an automobile salesman who died last year.

She enjoyed taking cruises and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Waldt was a communicant and member of the Sodality of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Harford Road and Pelham Avenue, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

Mrs. Waldt is survived by six sons, Medio J. Waldt III of Exton, Pa., Thomas F. Waldt of Timonium, J. Brooke Waldt of Stewartsville, N.J., and Christopher M. Waldt, Gerard R. Waldt and Patrick M. Waldt, all of Baltimore; two daughters, Ann Therese Radebaugh of Parkton and Sister Mary Judith Waldt of Towson; two sisters, Kathleen McGuire of Perry Hall and Ann Therese Kwiatowski of Tucson, Ariz.; and 17 grandchildren.


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