Dr. Philip A. Insley Sr., 93, Salisbury surgeon Dr...

February 19, 2002

Dr. Philip A. Insley Sr., 93, Salisbury surgeon

Dr. Philip A. Insley Sr., a retired surgeon, died of heart disease Feb. 12 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, where he had practiced for 43 years. The Salisbury resident was 93.

Before he retired in 1979, Dr. Insley practiced in the city's downtown, where he opened an office in 1936. In 1944, amid a wartime shortage of physicians, he delivered more than 250 babies in addition to running his surgical and general medical practice.

Born and raised in Cambridge, where he graduated from Cambridge High School in 1926, he earned his undergraduate degree four years later from the University of Maryland, College Park and his medical degree from its School of Medicine in 1934.

He was a board member of the John B. Parsons Foundation, a Salisbury charity, and was a charter member of the Salisbury Biracial Commission, which helped to peacefully integrate Wicomico County in the 1960s.

His wife of more than 50 years, the former Elinor Nichols, died in 1989.

Services were held Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Salisbury, where he was a former president of the board of trustees.

He is survived by a son, Dr. Philip A. Insley Jr., and a daughter, Emily Loudell Insley, both of Salisbury; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Jeanne C. Kunst, 73, Ocean Pines homemaker

Jeanne C. Kunst, a homemaker, died of cancer Feb. 12 at her Ocean Pines home. She was 73 and had lived in Glen Burnie until 1988.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Cecil Avenue, Jeanne Leutner attended city schools.

For the past 27 years, she had been an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. She worked summers at the Salty Yarn Shop on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

In 1949, she married Francis E. Kunst, a retired printing company pressman. He survives her.

Services were held Friday at St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in Ocean Pines, where Mrs. Kunst had been a Eucharistic minister.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Michelle Badger and Karen Ann Jordon, both of Newark, Del.; a sister, Eleanor Johnson of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.

Samuel Kroiz, 92, owned city flooring company

Samuel Kroiz, a retired flooring company owner and apartment developer, died Feb. 12 of complications of Parkinson's disease at his Pikesville home. He was 92.

From the 1940s through the early 1960s, he owned and operated Baltimore Floor Supply Co. on Menlo Drive in Northwest Baltimore. The wholesale business distributed materials to builders and lumberyards. He later developed garden apartments in the area.

Born in Russia, Mr. Kroiz was raised in Philadelphia, where he attended public schools. He moved to Baltimore in 1941.

He served on the board of directors of Beth Tfiloh Congregation, and oversaw construction of and contributed materials to its summer camp.

Services were held Thursday.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Sarah Metzker; two sons, Stanley Kroiz of Baltimore and Louis Kroiz of Lovetts- ville, Va; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Gerson Kroiz, died in 1999.

Betty Lee Nash, 77, Odenton homemaker

Betty Lee Nash, a homemaker and an Odenton resident since 1967, died of lung disease Feb. 12 at North Arundel Hospital. She was 77.

Betty Lee Downing was born in Baltimore and raised on Bolton Street. She graduated from Western High School in 1941.

A longtime member of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Bolton Hill, she enjoyed gardening and attending the theater.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, 1657 Crofton Parkway in Crofton.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Algia H. Nash, a retired Army colonel; and a daughter, Lucy H. Nash of Odenton.

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