Margaret Anders

[Age 88] Postmaster of Oella and Ellicott City was a soup kitchen volunteer.

February 12, 2007

Margaret K. Anders, the former postmaster of Oella and a longtime soup kitchen volunteer, died of pneumonia Feb. 5 at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She was 88.

Born Margaret Kilduff, she was the eldest of 10 children of an Abingdon blacksmith.

After graduating from St. Stephens High School in Bradshaw and Mount St. Agnes College in Baltimore, she married Cecil Trinkhaus, the Oella postmaster in 1941.

Mrs. Anders became the assistant postmaster and, when her husband died, she took over as postmaster in Oella. Later, she became the Ellicott City postmaster.

With her second husband, Raymond Anders, she traveled abroad and made frequent trips to Ocean City. After he died in 1993, she moved to Charlestown and continued to travel.

Mrs. Anders volunteered with the Beans & Bread soup kitchen in Fells Point for many years, said her sister, Teresa Swift of Towson. "She went down every week," her sister said. "She prepared casseroles and stayed and served them."

She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

A funeral mass was held Thursday.

Survivors also include a stepson, Donald Anders of Naples, Fla.; two other sisters, Frances Justice of Columbia and Marian R. Derby of Bel Air; and four brothers, James Kilduff of Reading, Pa., Albert Kilduff and Joseph Kilduff of Edgewood, and Thomas Kilduff of Bel Air.

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