Margaret H. Renoff, 90, homemaker, traveler

July 31, 2004

Margaret H. Renoff, a homemaker and world traveler, died of Alzheimer's disease Sunday at Sunrise assisted living in Severna Park. The former Roland Park resident was 90.

Margaret Houghton was born and raised in a rowhouse in the 1700 block of N. Calvert St. She was a 1932 graduate of Western High School and earned a bachelor's degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University in 1936.

In 1937, she married Paul V. Renoff, owner of Renoff & Associates. For many years, she assisted her husband in the operation of the business, which designed and distributed electrical equipment.

Mrs. Renoff and her husband had planned to visit all seven continents. They had traveled to six before his death in 1987. At 81, she visited the seventh continent - Antarctica - in 1995.

She had enjoyed spending winters at a second home in the Florida Keys.

She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society of Colonial Dames, the Engineering Society of Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins Club.

Mrs. Renoff moved to the Charlestown retirement community in 2001, and since 2002 had lived at Sunrise.

She was a member of St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, 375 Benfield Road, Severna Park, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Surviving are a son, Ronald H. Renoff of Severna Park; two daughters, Lois R. Brockett of Severna Park and Cynthia Houghton Renoff of Roland Park; and five grandchildren.

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