Alice Tunstall-Carter, 82, church volunteer Alice...

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October 08, 2001

Alice Tunstall-Carter, 82, church volunteer

Alice Tunstall-Carter, a church volunteer who belonged to numerous bridge clubs, died Wednesday from heart failure at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. She was 82.

A native of Baltimore, Mrs. Tunstall-Carter was a Western High School graduate and attended Strayer's Business College. She made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon in 1936.

In addition to raising her family, Mrs. Tunstall-Carter collected antiques, worked in local antique shops, and was a part-time receptionist and bookkeeper in the executive dining room of United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co.

An avid gardener, she was a volunteer for many years at the Keswick Home and the Nearly New Shop of St. David's Episcopal Church in Roland Park, where she was a member.

Her husband, H. LeRoy Carter Jr., former president of Resinol Chemical Co. of Baltimore, died in 1981.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. David's, 4700 Roland Ave.

Survivors include a son, H. LeRoy Carter III of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Brooke Carter Taliaferro of Treasure Island, Fla.; a sister, Isabel Tunstall-Cover of Baltimore; a brother, William Brooke Tunstall of Summit, N.J.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Rev. Neal J. Gilchrist, 91, preached in Md. for 50 years

The Rev. Neal Jordan Gilchrist, who preached at Maryland churches for half a century, died of natural causes Thursday at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 91.

Mr. Gilchrist was born and raised in South Carolina, before moving to Pennsylvania in his teens. He was ordained at age 22 at Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Delta, Pa.

He eventually moved to Maryland, and was pastor at Patterson-Asbury AME Zion Church in the 2200 block of Division St. in Baltimore from 1932 to 1962; Mount Hope AME Zion in Princess Anne from 1963 to 1972; and John Wesley AME Zion in the 1900 block of Ashland Ave. in Baltimore from 1972 to 1982.

He was a longtime member of the Eastside Community Committee, a group that focused on preventing juvenile delinquency.

In retirement, he was active in the communion ministry of Pennsylvania Avenue AME Zion Church, 1128 Pennsylvania Ave., where services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Mr. Gilchrist was preceded in death by a son, Marcellus McGhee.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, the former Anna Preston; four other sons, George McGhee of Annapolis, and James McGhee, John McGhee and Gerald McGhee, all of Baltimore; five daughters, Elsie Marie Cason, Anne Howie, Martha Thaniel, Audrey Moore and Donna Gilchrist-Anderson, all of Baltimore; a brother, James Charles Gilchrist of Washington; three sisters, Hazel Gilchrist, Mayola Monroe and Frances Williams, all of New York; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Elsewhere

Emilie Schindler, 93, who helped industrialist husband Oskar save hundreds of Jews from Nazi death camps in a story chronicled by the movie Schindler's List, died Friday in a hospital in Strausberg, outside Berlin.

Mrs. Schindler, who had lived in Argentina since 1949, had said she wished to spend her final days in Germany. The Schindlers emigrated to Argentina after World War II, but Oskar left his wife and returned to Germany in 1958.

The Schindlers' campaign to save 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust went largely unnoticed until the Oscar-winning movie was released in 1993.

According to Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, which bestowed her with the "Righteous among the Nations" award in 1993, Emilie Schindler prevented the Nazis from sending a trainload of 120 nearly starved Jewish prisoners to Auschwitz.

Oskar Schindler convinced a Nazi Secret Service camp commander that he needed the emaciated, frostbitten men to work in his factory. Upon their arrival at the factory, his wife nursed them back to health.

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