Mary Deyerle Hodge, 75, secretary at Hopkins lab

March 29, 2004

Mary Deyerle Hodge, a retired secretary for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, died Tuesday after a prolonged illness at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was 75 and lived in Mount Airy.

Born Mary Deyerle in Princeton, W.Va., she graduated from Central High School in Washington in 1946. After marrying Arch Hodge in 1960, she went to work at the Hopkins lab in 1963. She retired in 1993.

She was an active gardener, enjoyed reading and traveled extensively. She also conducted genealogical research on her family.

A private family service will be held in Princeton on Memorial Day.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Jack Carnahan of Germantown and Stephen Carnahan of Columbia; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two previous marriages ended in divorce.

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