Dorothy Helen Phillips, 91, homemaker, volunteer...

May 22, 2000

Dorothy Helen Phillips, 91, homemaker, volunteer

Dorothy Helen Phillips, a homemaker who was interested in genealogy, died Wednesday of an aneurysm at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. She was 91.

The Towson resident who lived for many years in Rodgers Forgehad been active in Trinity Episcopal Church, and had volunteered in the church's Surprise Shop for 15 years.

Mrs. Phillips had traced her ancestors to Canada, and several years ago located the grave of her grandfather, John Cantillion, a corporal in the 4th U.S. Cavalry during the Civil War, in Madison National Cemetery in Nashville.

After becoming blind in recent years, Mrs. Phillips enjoyed listening to books on audiotape and the Reading Radio Network.

Dorothy Bedell was born in Youngstown, N.Y., where she graduated from high school. She was married in 1928 to Kirby Phillips, a Sherwood Oil Co. manager. He died in 1978.

Services were held Saturday.

She is survived by a son, R. William Phillips of Timonium; a daughter, Patricia Holechek of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Herbert Mitnick, 82, president of furniture store

Herbert Mitnick, retired president of Daniel Mitnick & Sons furniture and appliance store, died Friday of cancer at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 82.

Mr. Mitnick was educated in Baltimore public schools and attended the University of Maryland Pharmacy School and what now is Towson University.

He originally planned a career in medicine but joined his father, Jerome Mitnick, in the family business and became president of the furniture, appliance and clothing store. He closed the business about 15 years ago and retired.

During World War II, he served in the Navy in the Aleutian Islands.

He was a volunteer at Sinai Hospital and a member of Beth Tfiloh Congregation, B'nai Brith, the Masons and Jewish War Veterans.

Services were held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Bernice Eisenberg; a son, Searle Mitnick; a sister, Ruth Katz; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. All are of Baltimore.

Joseph John Feehley, 71, real estate developer

Joseph John Feehley, a retired real estate developer, died Thursday of Alzheimer's disease at Mariner Nursing Home in Glen Burnie. The Pasadena resident was 71.

Mr. Feehley was born in Baltimore and graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School. He worked as a construction supervisor before forming a construction company, Metropolitan Homes, in the 1960s.

He formed Jack Feehley and Associates Real Estate Co. in Pasadena in the late 1970s and was the award-winning developer of the Ridges of Annapolis. He retired about five years ago.

He was one of the founders of the Greater Pasadena Council, an umbrella group of area community associations, and served twice as president. He also served on the board of North Shore Community Association.

In 1994, he was an unsuccessful Republican state Senate candidate.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Chesapeake Roman Catholic Church, 8325 Ventnor Road, Pasadena.

He is survived by his wife, the former Deanna Powell, whom he married in 1973; three sons, Richard Feehley of Ocean City, Jeffrey Feehley of San Diego and Terry Feehley of Pasadena; two stepdaughters, Courtney Luiza and Noelle Luiza, both of Pasadena; a stepson, Gary Luiza of Bowie; a brother, Cornelius Feehley of Towson; a sister, Patricia Hopkins of Florida; and six grandchildren.

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