Margaret G. Wenderoth, 93

Homemaker, gardener

June 18, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Margaret A. "Marge" Wenderoth, a homemaker and longtime Essex and Baldwin resident, died of heart failure Sunday at the Glen Meadows retirement community in Glen Arm. She was 93.

Margaret A. Landa was born in East Baltimore and raised in Essex, where her parents owned and operated Landa's Market and Butcher Shop on Mace Avenue.

"She attended school until the sixth grade because her father didn't think that school was very important for girls," said a son, Joseph L. Wenderoth of Baldwin. "So she worked in the market until she got married in 1935."

Her husband of 71 years, John Kenneth "Ken" Wenderoth, a retired Martin Marietta Corp. aviation quality control inspector, died in 2007.

Her son said she was a "fastidious homemaker who also enjoyed gardening."

Mrs. Wenderoth was also an accomplished baker and cook.

"She was known for her meatloaf, and her apple, pumpkin and mince pies," her son said.

After she and her husband moved to Baldwin in 1971, she enjoyed landscaping her rural property, where the couple liked to host crab feasts for family and friends. She had lived at the Glen Arm retirement community since 2004.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 11750 Belair Road.

Also surviving are two other sons, William K. Wenderoth of Forest Hill and John H. Wenderoth of Media, Pa.; a daughter, Kathleen Mead of Vonore, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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