Belvirino D. Legum, 86, homemaker, volunteer

November 18, 2003

Belvirino D. Legum, a homemaker and volunteer who enjoyed gardening and flower arranging, died of pneumonia Thursday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. She was 86 and lived in Pikesville.

She was born Belvirino Doran in Ruston, La., and raised in St. Petersburg, Fla. She attended St. Petersburg Junior College and Vanderbilt University, then worked as a hotel clerk in St. Petersburg.

After her marriage in 1943 to Edgar Legum, she moved to Baltimore and worked during World War II for his father, a part-owner of the old Park Circle Motors.

Mrs. Legum was an avid gardener and award-winning flower arranger. She was a former president of the Community Garden Club.

She had been a longtime volunteer at Sinai Hospital and was a member of the Jewish Community Center's Associates. She was also a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and the Navy League.

For more than 50 years, Mrs. Legum and her husband, a retired electronics distributor, enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay and the Intercoastal Waterway to Florida aboard their cabin cruiser, the Stevid.

Services were held Sunday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Legum is survived by a son, Steven D. Legum of Baltimore; a stepson, David Parker of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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