Margaret R. Volland, 95, volunteer

May 13, 2006

Margaret R. Volland, a homemaker and longtime volunteer who worked with the physically challenged, died of heart failure Monday at her daughter's home in Grottoes, Va. The former Lutherville resident was 95.

She was born Margaret Rigger and raised in Baltimore, graduating from a parochial school. She was known as "Mike" throughout her life by family and friends.

In 1934, she married Frederick Volland, who became head of the engineering department at Polytechnic Institute. In the early 1970s, Mrs. Volland worked in the office at Poly.

Beginning in 1938, Mrs. Volland and her husband volunteered for 25 years with the Maryland League for Crippled Children - now the League for People with Disabilities - at its Camp Greentop in the Catoctin Mountains of Western Maryland.

"She had two loves in her life, her family and Camp Greentop," said sister-in-law Rebecca R. Rigger of Monkton.

Her husband died in 1977, and Mrs. Volland moved to Grottoes a decade ago.

She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., where a memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. May 22.

Also surviving are her daughter, Jean Margaret Pearman of Grottoes, and four nephews. Her only grandchild, Christopher R. Pearman, was killed in an automobile accident in 1988.

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