By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun
5:18 PM EDT, July 22, 2013
Madeleine S. Alban, a volunteer at local schools and hospitals, died of cardiac arrest July 12 at her Palm Beach, Fla., home. She was 94 and also lived in the Orchards in North Baltimore.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Homeland, she was the daughter of Clarence Schauman, an executive of the old C.D. Kenny coffee and tea firm, and Ethel Schauman, a homemaker. She was a 1936 Friends School graduate.
In 1939, she married James C. Alban Jr., who for many years owned the Alban Tractor Co. in Rosedale.
A homemaker, Mrs. Alban did volunteer work in the admitting office of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
"My mother helped numerous nervous patients feel at ease. She helped them not to worry," said her daughter, Madeleine A. "Lynn" Homes, who lives in Baltimore and in Palm Beach.
Mrs. Alban also volunteered at annual bazaars held at McDonogh School and Roland Park Country School.
"One year she made and donated 18 corduroy, wrap-around skirts for sale," her daughter said.
Mrs. Alban also served on the altar guild of Grace United Methodist Church, where she was a member. She was a member of the Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach.
She played bridge and golf at the Baltimore Country and Elkridge clubs in Baltimore and at the Everglades Club in Palm Beach. She was also a member of the Sailfish Club and a former member of the Bath and Tennis Club in Palm Beach.
Services are private.
In addition to her daughter and husband of 73 years, survivors include a son, James C. Alban III of Bethany Beach, Del., and also Palm Beach; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
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