Ann Dunnington Rich, 91, homemaker, secretary

October 12, 2002

Ann Dunnington Rich, 91, homemaker, secretary

Ann D. Rich, a homemaker and former secretary, died of heart failure Oct. 4 at Sur la Branche, her Annapolis home. She was 91.

Born Ann Dunnington Hill in Baltimore and raised on Oakdale Road in Roland Park, she graduated from Bryn Mawr School in 1929 and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon.

During the 1930s, she worked as a secretary at Gilman School and Allied Aviation in Brooklyn Park. She joined the Red Cross during World War II and served in the Philippines, Okinawa and Brazil, where she arranged dances and variety shows.

After the war, she worked as a sales representative for United Fruit Co. and Rigg & Co., an Annapolis yacht brokerage, until becoming secretary and assistant in 1948 to Richard Weigle, president of St. John's College.

She left St. John's in 1954 when she married Woodward Baldwin Rich, a career Coast Guard officer and Annapolis businessman. Her husband died in 1985.

Mrs. Rich enjoyed sailing, reading and traveling, and was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club, St. John's College Caritas Society, and the Bryn Mawr School Alumni Association.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church, 921 Generals Highway, Millersville.

She is survived by a nephew, Robert L. Rich of Annapolis, and two nieces, Louise R. Cramer of Queenstown and Harriet R. O'Donovan Sheehy of Dublin, Ireland.

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