Mary Cromwell Levy, 92

homemaker, volunteer

April 28, 2008|By Nicole Fuller

Mary Louise Cromwell Levy, a Baltimore homemaker, died April 21 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson of complications of Parkinson's disease. She was 92.

The former Mary Louise Smith was born in 1915 in Newark, Del.

She moved as a child to Baltimore and grew up in Bolton Hill. She graduated from the Friends School of Baltimore, which was then in Bolton Hill but is now on Charles Street.

After school, she worked briefly at Hutzler's department store and later owned a knitting shop downtown.

She married Robert Cromwell in 1941. He died when he was 59.

She was a longtime volunteer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was also a member of the Women's Club of Roland Park, the Gaywood Garden Club and attended services at the Church of the Redeemer.

Mrs. Cromwell Levy married William Strobel Levy Jr. in 1979. They were married for 23 years. He predeceased her.

Mrs. Cromwell Levy is survived by a daughter, Joan Cromwell Hammond, of Baltimore; a son, Robert Cromwell Jr., of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, with burial at the Druid Ridge Cemetery in Pikesville.

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