William M. Parkhill, 82, Social Security official...

April 05, 2002

William M. Parkhill, 82, Social Security official

William M. Parkhill, a retired Social Security Administration official, died March 28 of undetermined causes at his Hamilton home. He was 82.

Born and reared in Baltimore, Mr. Parkhill was a City College graduate. In the 1930s, he played semiprofessional baseball with the Macon Peaches in Georgia.

FOR THE RECORD - Nancy S. Ebert: In an obituary published yesterday for Nancy S. Ebert, the name of a daughter was misspelled. She is survived by Jane E. Torano of Annapolis. The Sun regrets the error.

Mr. Parkhill enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served with the 43rd Division in the Pacific theater during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery during the invasion of Luzon in the Philippines and was discharged with the rank of sergeant in 1945.

After the war, he attended the University of Baltimore while beginning his career with the Social Security Administration. He first worked in the SSA's original headquarters in the Candler Building on Baltimore's waterfront.

He later moved to offices in Woodlawn, where he was a section chief. He retired in 1975.

In 1947, Mr. Parkhill married Mary Osborne, who died in 1999.

He read three to six books a week, said his son, Ronald W. Parkhill of Frederick, who survives him.

Services were held yesterday.

In addition to his son, he is survived by three grandchildren.

John P. Skidmore Sr., 72, truck driver, war veteran

John Paul "Skid" Skidmore Sr., a retired truck driver and Korean War veteran, died March 29 of emphysema at his Yale Heights home. He was 72.

Born in Baltimore and raised in West Baltimore, Mr. Skidmore attended Polytechnic Institute.

He enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the USS Leyte, USS Saipan and USS Midway during the Korean War. He was discharged in 1953.

Mr. Skidmore was active in veterans affairs and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10158 in Reisterstown, where he had been commander and quartermaster.

After returning to Baltimore, he went to work driving a truck for Delivery Baltimore, which delivered department store purchases to customers' homes.

In 1968, he began driving a delivery truck for Baltimore's now-defunct News American newspaper, a position he held until retiring because of a disability in the early 1980s. He was a member of Teamsters Local Union 355.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Elkridge.

Mr. Skidmore is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Elizabeth F. Moran; daughters Colleen F. McDowell of Catonsville and Barbara Naudain of Essex; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A son, John Skidmore Jr., died in 1973.

H. Allan Legge, 73, insurance executive

H. Allan Legge, a retired insurance executive, died Tuesday of emphysema at North Arundel Hospital. The Gibson Island resident was 73.

Mr. Legge was born and reared in New Haven, Conn., and attended Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. He earned his bachelor's degree in history in 1952 from Syracuse University.

During World War II, Mr. Legge served in the Navy as a tail-gunner, until being discharged at war's end.

He began his business career with Armstrong Cork Co. and later worked for Carr-Lowery Glass. In 1956, he joined the American Credit Indemnity Co. in Detroit, at that time a subsidiary of Commercial Credit Co. After working as a salesman in Michigan, he was promoted to assistant manager in New York City, and later Mid-Atlantic regional manager in Philadelphia.

In 1975, he was appointed president of American Credit Indemnity.

The former Greenspring Valley resident, who had lived on Gibson Island since 1986, enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Christopher By-The-Sea Church on Gibson Island.

Mr. Legge is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Genevieve Carroll Morgan; three daughters, Alison Legge Martin of London, Mallory Legge-DiGiorgio of Fallston and Jennifer Legge Barroll of Ruxton; and eight grandchildren.

Nancy S. Ebert, 66, teacher, homemaker

Nancy S. Ebert, a former teacher and homemaker, died Saturday of multiple sclerosis at Montgomery Hospice-Carey House in Rockville. The Bethesda resident was 66.

Mrs. Ebert, who lived in Timonium for many years before moving to Bethesda in 1985, taught in Baltimore public schools in the late 1950s.

Born Nancy Salzman in Baltimore, she was raised in the Hunting Ridge neighborhood. She graduated from Western High School in 1953 and earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Hood College in 1957.

An athletic woman, Mrs. Ebert enjoyed tennis. She summered at Lake George, N.Y., where she took vacations for more than 30 years.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave., where Mrs. Ebert was an active member.

She is survived by her husband, Edward F. Ebert; two daughters, Jane E. Porano of Annapolis and Susan E. Sutton of New Hope, Pa.; her mother, Anne R. Salzman of Catonsville; a sister, Carol S. Ross of Tucson, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.

Edith Passarello, 73, county library worker

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