Alexandra R. Rich, homemaker

November 14, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Alexandra R. Rich, a homemaker and former hospital receptionist, died Nov. 2 of heart failure at Keswick Multi-Care Center.

The longtime Roland Park resident was 102.

Born and raised in Roland Park, Mrs. Rich was a 1927 graduate of Western High School. During the 1930s and early 1940s, she was a receptionist for Dr. Angus McClean at the Johns Hopkins Hospital's Wilmer Eye Clinic.

She was married in 1943 to Edward Larmour Rich Jr., a Baltimore attorney, and lived in a home in the 5100 block of Roland Ave. He died in 1976.

Mrs. Rich was a member of Colonial Dames, where she had been registrar for the Chapter One, and was active at Mount Clare Mansion at Carroll Park.

In addition to being a history buff, Mrs. Rich enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends.

Mrs. Rich lived in the same house from 1919 to 2005 when she moved to Keswick.

She was a member of the Engineers Club and the Gibson Island Club.

Mrs. Rich attributed her longevity to no particular regimen.

"She didn't drink and only smoked for six or seven years. She never exercised and ate pretty much whatever she wanted," said a son, George S. Rich of Stevenson.

She was a lifelong communicant of St. David's Episcopal Church where funeral services were held Nov. 8.

Also surviving are two other sons, Edward L. Rich III of Arnold and Russell P. Rich of Roland Park; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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