Elizabeth Deisroth, 93

Steel company secretary

June 14, 2007

Elizabeth Y. Deisroth, a retired steel company secretary, died Friday of complications from old age at the Oak Crest retirement community in Parkville, where she had lived for 10 years. She was 93.

Born Elizabeth Young in Philadelphia and raised in Bustleton, Pa., she received a commercial education at a business school.

She married Jack Deisroth, a Canton Railroad freight conductor, in 1945 and moved to Dundalk and later to Overlea. They moved to Rock Hall in the mid-1970s.

Her husband died in 1994, and she moved from Rock Hall in 1997 to Parkville.

She was a secretary at the old Eastern Stainless Steel Co. in Baltimore and was a Worthy Matron and treasurer with the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 86, in Chestertown.

A member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kent County, where she sang in the choir and volunteered, she enjoyed knitting and solving crossword puzzles.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.

She is survived by a sister, Minerva Speer Young Sacks of Springfield, Pa.; two nephews, Charles W. Deisroth and Albert Deisroth, both of Baltimore; and two nieces, Gail Rice of Springfield, Pa., and Marilyn Kurz of Newtown Square, Pa.

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