Sally M. Wolf, former owner of Baltimore women's clothing store

Sally M. Wolf, former owner of a Baltimore women's clothing store, died March 29 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Pikesville resident was 84.

The daughter of Julian Wolf, a tailor, and Florence Cohen Marcus, Sally Marcus was born and raised in Forest Park and graduated in 1950 from Forest Park High School.

She earned an associate's degree from the University of Baltimore and in 1956 married Aaron J. "A.J." Wolf, who was an executive with the Marlborough Shirt Co., and later the Aetna Shirt Co.

From 1956 to 1966, the couple lived in New York City, where they launched several men's clothing lines.

After returning to Baltimore, Mrs. Wolf became manager of the Marlborough Apartments on Eutaw Place until being named manager of the Red Garter, a women's clothing boutique on Reisterstown Road, in the late 1970s

in 1983, Mrs. Wolf opened her own store, Sally Wolf, on Reisterstown Road in Pikesville. The store was known for its women's wear that included cashmere sweaters, leather pants, silk blouses and accessories, family members said.

"She was much a confidant as a couturier, known for her discretion as well as her impeccable taste," said her daughter, Cyd Beth Wolf of Pikesville.

She closed the shop in 1993.

Mrs. Wolf, who lived at 11 Slade in Pikesville, read widely and was a collector of art and other objects.

"She was the epitome of grace, beauty and class," said a granddaughter, Alessandra Fabiani of Baltimore.

Her husband died in 1986.

Graveside services were held March 31 at Beth El Memorial Park in Randallstown.

In addition to her daughter and granddaughter, she is survived by a son, James C. Wolf of Upperco; a brother, Malcolm Marcus of Owings Mills; and four other grandchildren.

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