Susan C. Wolff, 61, social services worker Susan C...

January 07, 2001

Susan C. Wolff, 61, social services worker

Susan C. Wolff, wife of retired Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Martin A. Wolff, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of acute leukemia. She was 61 and lived in Severna Park.

Mrs. Wolff was born in Baltimore, the granddaughter of L. Manuel Hendler, who founded the Hendler Creamery Co., which for a time produced the city's most popular ice cream. She graduated from Park School and then studied art history at Adelphi College in New York.

After returning to Baltimore, she worked for the city's social services department in the early 1960s. That was where she met Martin Wolff, who was working there while attending law school at night. The couple married in 1964.

Mrs. Wolff enjoyed collecting antiques, traveling and boating. She also was a gourmet cook and a prolific reader who believed there were "no bad books," Judge Wolff said yesterday, only books that make you appreciate other books more.

Services for Mrs. Wolff were held Thursday.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jennifer H. Hines, of Denver.

The family requested contributions be sent to the Leukemia Society of America, 8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 602, Towson 21286.

Richard V. Praydis Jr., 41, construction worker

Richard V. Praydis Jr., a construction worker, died Dec. 30 at Bay Front Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., after being hit by an automobile the day before. He was 41 and had lived in Dundalk.

For the past 10 years, he was an electrician who worked on construction projects in Florida. Born in Baltimore and raised in Dundalk, he attended Dundalk Senior High School.

He served in the Air Force and was stationed in Dover, Del.

A memorial service is pending.

Mr. Praydis is survived by his wife of eight years, the former Christine Downs, of Dunedin, Fla.; two sons, Daniel Praydis of Dunedin and Richard Praydis of Baltimore; a daughter, Sharon Praydis of Houston; his mother, Margaret M. Peacock of Dundalk; his father, Richard V. Praydis Sr. of Essex; his stepfather, William F. Peacock of Dundalk; and three brothers, Joseph E. Praydis of Baltimore, Michael S. Praydis of Grovetown, Ga., and David B. Praydis of Dundalk.

Henry Edwin Winter, 83, supervisor at GM plant

Henry Edwin Winter Jr., a retired supervisor at General Motors Corp.'s Baltimore plant, died Wednesday of smoke inhalation after a fire in his Fullerton home. He was 83.

Mr. Winter helped build GM's Broening Highway plant in the 1930s and spent four decades working at the factory, starting on the assembly line and retiring as a general supervisor.

Born and raised in Ruxton, Mr. Winter graduated from Towson High School in 1933. He wanted to be an architect but took a construction job working on the GM plant during the Depression. When the plant opened, he went to work and stayed until his retirement in 1973. In retirement, Mr. Winter divided his time between a vacation home in Bethany Beach and his home on Henry Avenue in Fullerton, where he had lived for 60 years.

Mr. Winter's wife, Jessie Elizabeth Kilmurray Winter, died in 1997. The two met while they were teen-agers, roller-skating around the county courthouse in Towson. They married in 1937.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road.

Mr. Winter is survived by a son, Thomas E. Winter of Timonium; two daughters, Ella Winter Merkle of Loudon, Tenn., and Sandra E. Winter Heinlein of Baltimore; a sister, Margaret Brozina of Baltimore; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

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