Cynthia Shirley Mellerson, a former administrative aide to Towson University presidents, died of a heart attack Aug. 8 at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The Owings Mills resident was 59.
Family member said that Ms. Mellerson, who had retired from the university, was working for the Transportation Security Administration when she was stricken.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Carolina Mellerson, an Atlantic Furniture worker, and his wife, Evelyn Goodwin.
Raised on Bareva Road in Northwest Baltimore, she attended Garrison Junior High School and was a graduate of Walbrook High School. She took classes at Towson University and...