Ann E. Orth, 90, homemaker and volunteer

December 30, 2003

Ann E. Orth, a homemaker and volunteer who enjoyed golfing and gardening, died of vascular disease Wednesday at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. The former Annapolis resident was 90.

She was born Ann Eley in Baltimore and raised in Homeland. Mrs. Orth was a 1931 graduate of Friends School. She worked for several years as a saleswoman in the women's clothing department at Hutzler's department store before her marriage.

In 1936, she married Charles E. Orth Jr., who became one of the five original members of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Judge Orth, who later was a member of the Court of Appeals, died in 1994.

Mrs. Orth was a member of the Woman's Club of Roland Park, Daughters of the American Revolution and Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.

She was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis and was a longtime volunteer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Anne Arundel Medical Center.

An avid golfer, she was a member of the Naval Academy Women's Golf Association. She also belonged to Four Rivers Garden Club and the Annapolis Yacht Club.

Services are private.

Mrs. Orth is survived by a son, Charles E. Orth III of Upperco; a daughter, Ann Orth Gallagher of Ellicott City; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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