Robert G. King, 83, criminal lawyer Robert G. King, a...

October 06, 2001

Robert G. King, 83, criminal lawyer

Robert G. King, a retired criminal lawyer, died Monday of complications from dementia at the Genesis Eldercare Cromwell Center in Towson. He was 83 and a longtime Freeland resident.

Mr. King, whose office was on Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson, practiced criminal law for 47 years before retiring in 1999.

He was born in Pittsburgh, where he graduated from high school. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and his law degree from the University of Baltimore Law School.

He served in the Air Force in mechanical maintenance during the Korean War.

Mr. King raised and bred German shepherds for a number of years. He was a member of Self Help for Hearing, a social organization for the deaf.

His marriage to the former Anna Marie Cockey ended in divorce. He was married in 1952 to the former Helen E. Williams, who survives him.

Plans for memorial services for Mr. King, who left his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board, were incomplete yesterday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Bennett Cockey King of Lineboro, Carroll County; and a sister, Dorothy Darling of California.

Louise M. Ruth, 93, worked in real estate

Louise M. Ruth, a homemaker, died Monday at Franklin Square Hospital Center of complications from a fall.

A resident of Martin's Glen Retirement Community in Middle River, she had lived in Bowleys Quarters. She was 93.

Mrs. Ruth had worked in a real estate business operated by her husband, John N. Ruth Sr., who died in 1973. The couple were married for 44 years.

Louise Hochrein was born in Baltimore and raised on Old Harford Road in Hamilton. She attended local public schools.

A Mass was offered Thursday at St. Clare's Roman Catholic Church in Essex. She was a former member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Gardenville.

She is survived by two sons, John N. Ruth Jr. of Annapolis and Joseph A. Ruth of Bowleys Quarters; three daughters, Mary L. Foster of Perry Hall, Amelia M. Adams of Reisterstown and Theresa C. Pospisil of Havre de Grace; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Albert Fox, 76, member of Medicare task force

Albert Fox, a retired Social Security Administration official who participated in the implementation of the Medicare program, died Thursday of mesothelioma at his Pikesville home. He was 76.

In the early 1950s, Mr. Fox began his Social Security career as a clerk working in the agency's headquarters in the Candler Building in downtown Baltimore.

He was appointed director of the Division of Direct Reimbursement of the Bureau of Health Insurance in 1968.

He was a member of the original task force that implemented Medicare in the 1960s.

After retiring in 1980, he established an accounting business, which he operated until several years ago.

Mr. Fox was born in Vienna, Austria, and moved in 1939 to Baltimore with his family to escape the Nazis. Raised on Callow Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, he graduated in 1943 from Polytechnic Institute.

From 1943 until 1946, he worked as a stevedore and checker on the Baltimore waterfront.

He was married in 1947 to the former Doris Plaut, who survives him.

Mr. Fox is the former president of Chevra, a Jewish burial society, and was also a member of the Chizuk Amuno Congregation.

An enthusiastic hiker for the last 30 years, Mr. Fox spent several weeks each summer hiking with his wife and friends in Switzerland.

Services were held yesterday.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Fox is survived by a son, Steve Fox of Columbia; a daughter, Joanne Fox Sharoky of Owings Mills; and five grandchildren.

Allison Cook Wade, 41, accounts manager, gardener

Allison Cook Wade, a strategic accounts manager with Equifax information services company, died Tuesday at her West Friendship home of complications from recent surgery. She was 41.

At her death, the longtime Howard County resident had been employed for 15 years with Equifax in the company's financial services and government services sectors.

She was recognized last month by the company as a top performer in information sales, said family members.

Born Allison Cook and raised in Wheaton, she was a 1978 graduate of Wheaton High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in business from Towson State University in 1983.

She was an avid gardener and enjoyed interior decorating and collecting antiques.

Mrs. Wade was married in 1990 to Patrick Wade, who survives her.

She was a communicant of St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, 12500 Clarksville Road, Clarksville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday.

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