Reade W. Corr, 95, chief of Kent County schools Reade...

July 03, 2001

Reade W. Corr, 95, chief of Kent County schools

Reade W. Corr, who was Kent County superintendent of schools for 21 years, died Saturday at University of Maryland Medical Center from injuries suffered earlier that day in an Eastern Shore automobile accident.

The Chestertown resident was 95.

Mr. Corr became superintendent of Kent County schools in 1947 and retired in 1968.

During his tenure, he oversaw the building and renovation of many schools and ushered in many changes.

After his retirement, he initiated an adult education program at the Campbell Soup Co., which helped adults obtain high school equivalency certificates.

He also was an ex-officio member of the founding board of Chesapeake College, where he worked as a career counselor.

Mr. Corr had served as president of the board of Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, president of the board of trustees of the Kent County Public Library, treasurer of the Kent County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council, and president of the Chestertown Rotary Club, of which he was a 50-year member.

Born and raised in Gloucester, Va., Mr. Corr earned his bachelor's degree in physics and math from the University of Richmond in 1926 and a master's degree in education from Columbia University in 1938.

He began his teaching career in the 1920s at Millersville Elementary School in Anne Arundel County, then taught at Sparks High School in Baltimore County.

In 1932, he became principal of the Fifth District School in Upperco and later served as principal at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, and at Towson and Catonsville high schools.

He was active at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chestertown, where he served on the vestry and finance committees and as senior warden.

He was a member of the Kent County League of Women Voters, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, the Chesapeake College Foundation, the Upper Shore Mental Health Auxiliary and the Kent County Retired Teachers Association.

In 1997, he was grand marshal of the Chestertown Tea Party.

His hobbies included traveling and gardening.

In 1938, he married Mary Virginia Pratt, who died in 1998.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Main Street, Chestertown.

Mr. Corr is survived by a nephew, Harry Corr of Gloucester; a niece, Ruth Anderton of Williamsburg, Va.; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.

Carolyn M. Wilson, 68, church volunteer

Carolyn McCamey Wilson, a church volunteer and member of the volunteer advisory board of University of Maryland Medical Center, died there Wednesday from a stroke. She was 68.

A native of Baltimore, she graduated from city public schools and attended the Maryland Theological Seminary, which awarded her an honorary degree in May.

She worked in the post exchange at Fort Meade for about 30 years, becoming a supervisor.

She retired in 1985, soon after her marriage to the Rev. Douglas Wilson, pastor of Fulton Baptist Church, and was a volunteer there and at her home church, Wayland Baptist.

A talented cook, she was known for her tomato pudding, a staple of many church suppers.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by three children, daughters Barbara McCamey Cox and Alexis McCamey, and son Alex McCamey, all of Baltimore; a brother, Benjamin Wilson of Oakland, Calif.; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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