Alice G. Stine, 94, active Democrat, homemaker

December 28, 2004

Alice G. Stine, a homemaker who was active in her neighborhood's Democratic club, died of complications from shingles Thursday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Hampden resident was 94.

Born Alice Beech in Baltimore and raised in Hampden, she attended city public schools. She worked at the old Mount Vernon textile mills, and during World War II helped make cotton canvas sails used by the Navy.

She also was a dressmaker and did alterations from her longtime home on 25th Street near Huntingdon Avenue.

She was a founder many years ago of the women's auxiliary of the Huntingdon Democratic Club. Family members said she was invited to a luncheon during the 1960 presidential campaign to hear then-Sen. John F. Kennedy speak. Mrs. Stine arrived late and was given a seat alongside the future president's mother, Rose Kennedy.

"She never missed an election. She was passionate about voting," said Mrs. Stine's grandson William J. Madonna, a former member of the House of Delegates. "She helped me get elected."

Mrs. Stine was a member of the Moose. She also attended Orioles games at Memorial Stadium.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road.

In addition to her grandson, survivors include a son, John N. Stine Jr. of Falls Church, Va.; a daughter, Phyllis A. Madonna of Pasadena; four other grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Her husband, John N. Stine, died in 1970.

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