Thomas MacNemarRetired state officialServices for Thomas L....


Thomas MacNemar

Retired state official

Services for Thomas L. MacNemar, who retired in 1976 as head of the Annapolis office of what was then the Employment Security Administration, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Epiphany Episcopal Church, Odenton and Morgan roads, Odenton.

Mr. MacNemar, who was 76 and lived in Linstead, died Wednesday at the Anne Arundel Medical Center of an illness of the bone marrow.

He had worked in the state's employment and unemployment insurance programs for over 30 years.

He was born in Odenton and reared there and in Beacon, N.Y., where he graduated from high school in 1935.

He attended St. John's College in Annapolis and played on the football and baseball teams.

During his U.S. Army service in World War II, Mr. MacNemar was

awarded the Soldier's Medal for res

cuing two Australian officers from the surf on the coast of New Guinea.

A former president of the Southern Maryland Society, he was a member of the Odenton Lodge of the Masons, the York Rite and Boumi Temple.

A member of the Bay Hills Golf Club, he also liked to fish on the Chesapeake Bay and was a competitive trapshooter.

He is survived by his wife, the former Josephine Rittenhouse; and a brother, Dunbar D. MacNemar of Glen Burnie.

Mary A. Wagner

Retired nurse

A Mass of Christian burial for Mary A. Wagner, a retired nurse, will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary of the Assumption, 5502 York Road.

Mrs. Wagner, who was 70 and lived on Homeland Avenue, died of cancer Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital.

She retired in 1973 as a nurse in the newborn nursery at St. Joseph Hospital, where she worked for about six years. Earlier, she had worked at St. Agnes Hospital and was an industrial nurse at the Bendix Radio Division in Towson.

Born in Baltimore, the former Mary Agnes Morris was a graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame and the St. Agnes Hospital nursing school.

She was a volunteer at the Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital and a member of the parents' alumni association of St. Mary School.

A resident of Govans for 40 years, she was known by neighbors for her willingness to help.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph C. Wagner; two daughters, Mary Patricia Hemler of La Plata and Joanne Wagner of Arlington, Va.; a son, William J. Wagner of Ridgefield, Conn.; a sister, Patricia Morris of Baltimore; a brother, William F. Morris Sr. of Chicago; and three grandchildren.

OC The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Mary School.

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