Marie K. Rohrbach, who had worked as an executive administrative assistant for the Maryland Port Administration, died of cirrhosis of the liver July 13 at her son's Catonsville home. She was 84 and also lived in Catonsville.
She was born Marie Kaminski in Baltimore, the daughter of Ukrainian immigrant parents. Raised in Morrell Park, she was a 1936 graduate of Southern High School, where she had been nicknamed "Speedy" for her athletic accomplishments.
She went to work in 1936 as a secretary at Crown Cork & Seal Co. While working at the company, she met her first husband, Franklin Ezra Williams, a foreman, whom she married in 1946. He died in 1963.
In 1968, she returned to work as an executive administrative assistant for the Maryland Port Administration. She retired in 1988.
She was an accomplished gardener and flower arranger. Her arrangements won many first-place ribbons at area flower shows.
She was a charter member and former president of the Bent Twig Garden Club of Catonsville. She was also a member of the Catonsville Women's Club and Catonsville Senior Center. She enjoyed ceramics and playing bingo.
Mrs. Rohrbach was a member of the Maryland Classified Employees Association and the Maryland Classified Employees Retired Association.
She was married in 1972 to Jacob Norris Rohrbach, a Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. maintenance supervisor, who died in 1980.
Mrs. Rohrbach was a communicant of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday.
Survivors include two sons, Glenn F. Williams and Gregg E. Williams, both of Catonsville; two brothers, Edward Kaminski of Baltimore and Joseph Kaminski of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Martha Fishbach of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.