Mildred A. Hughes, 99, secretary for the MTA

April 20, 2004

Mildred A. Hughes, a retired Maryland Transit Administration secretary, died of congestive heart failure Friday at Florida Living Nursing Center in Apopka, Fla. The former Loch Raven Village resident was 99, and had moved to Orlando, Fla., in 1990.

Born and raised in Baltimore, she was a 1920 graduate of Eastern High School. She earned a diploma from Strayer's Business College.

In 1922, she began working at the old United Railways and Electric Co. and was a secretary for its successor, Baltimore Transit Co. She retired in 1970 from the MTA, which was then called the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Miss Hughes also worked part time for a family-owned business, Hughes Furniture Co. in Locust Point.

She was a former member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Charles Village.

Services are private.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

FOR THE RECORD - Mildred A. Hughes: An obituary for Mildred A. Hughes in Tuesday's editions incorrectly stated her job tenure as a secretary. She worked 52 years in Baltimore for the old United Railways and Electric Co.; its successor, the Baltimore Transit Co.; and the MTA, then called the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The Sun regrets the error.

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