Marguerita von Eiff, 95

Homemaker, musician

October 12, 2007

Marguerita von Eiff, a homemaker and musician, died Tuesday of complications from a bladder infection at a hospital in Carmel, Ind. The former Towson resident was 95.

Born Marguerita Casey and raised in Cold Spring-on-Hudson, N.Y., she was a graduate of Peekskill High School and the Hunter College Business School.

She was married in 1938 to Theodore William von Eiff and moved to Hamilton in 1945. The couple later moved to a home on Erdman Avenue near Lake Montebello.

Mr. von Eiff, who had been a partner in Tongue Brooks & Co., a Baltimore insurance brokerage, died in 1997.

Mrs. von Eiff had been a member and later president of the Maryland Colonial Society. She was a former member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Jesuit Seminary Guild.

She was a former communicant of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Hamilton and St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Northeast Baltimore.

An accomplished musician, Mrs. von Eiff played the cello, piano and organ. She played the organ at several local churches and also at Masses that were held at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Mrs. von Eiff had lived at Timothy House Apartments, a Towson senior living complex, for nine years before moving to Carmel in 2000.

She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Carmel, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Surviving are two sons, Theodore W. von Eiff of Carmel and William T. von Eiff of Columbia; five grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

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