Margaret V. Clazey, a retired interior decorator who enjoyed cooking and entertaining, died Sunday of a stroke at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Chestertown resident was 71.
Margaret Gozik was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., and graduated from high school in Flemington, W.Va.
In 1952, she moved to Catonsville and worked for a printing company. From 1990 until retiring in 2002, she was an interior decorator with PCF Homes.
The former Queenstown resident, who moved to Chestertown five years ago, liked to cook standard American fare.
"She liked old-fashioned dishes like beef stew, spaghetti and meatballs, and bean soup. She was also quite a baker, and last Wednesday baked a pound cake that weighed two pounds," said her husband of 51 years, Carl S. Clazey, a retired sales and marketing manager for P.I.E. Nationwide Inc., a trucking company.
She enjoyed powerboating on the Wye and Chester rivers and taking cruises.
Services are private.
Also surviving are a son, David C. Clazey of Chestertown; a brother, George Gozik of Ellicott City; a sister, Helen Eliff of Jupiter, Fla.; and two grandsons.