Mary Loretta Phillips, 90, teacher, golfer

January 12, 2003

Mary Loretta Phillips, a former Baltimore County public school educator and a golfer, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was 90.

Born Mary Loretta Coyle in Dunkirk, N.Y., she was raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where she graduated from high school. She earned a bachelor's degree in the early 1930s from Misericordia College in Dallas, Pa.

Mrs. Phillips, a resident of Sherwood Forest and Annapolis since 1946, taught English at Towson High School during the 1950s.

She was married for 57 years to George Phillips, retired superintendent of the Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard, who died in 1997.

A golfer, Mrs. Phillips was a member of the Sparrows Point Country Club and the Sherwood Forest Club. She also enjoyed playing bridge and reading.

She was a member of the Ladies Maritime Commission and the Alumni Association of Misericordia College.

Mrs. Phillips was a communicant of Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church in Millersville, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

Survivors include two daughters, Marylou Donlin of Sherwood Forest and Patricia Chilcoat of Towson; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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