Miriam Virginia Arwady, a former secretary, child care provider and volunteer, died of complications from dementia Sunday at her Towson home. She was 95.
Born Miriam Virginia Joseph in Baltimore and raised near Patterson Park, she was the daughter of Abe Joseph, a linen importer, and Alma Foxx, a homemaker.
She was a 1937 graduate of Eastern High School and received a diploma from Strayer's Business College in downtown Baltimore. She became a private secretary to a general working at the Edgewood Arsenal in Harford County.
In 1944, she graduated from a nurse's aide's training program at Johns Hopkins Hopital.
In 1945, she married William Arwady, an appliances sales...