E. R. Umphery, administrator in city schools,...

E. R. Umphery, administrator in city schools, dies

A memorial service for E. Robert Umphery, retired assistant superintendent of the Baltimore school system, will be held at noon today at Douglas Memorial Community Church, Madison and Lafayette avenues.


Mr. Umphery, who was 71 and lived on Union Hall Court in Catonsville, died Oct. 30 at St. Agnes Hospital of heart and kidney failure.

He retired in 1981 as assistant superintendent for educational services after being named assistant superintendent for personnel in 1974.


From 1968 until 1974, he had served as an assistant in the office of the school superintendent.

For two years before that, he was a specialist and personnel officer for federal programs.

From 1942 until 1966, he worked as an elementary school teacher and administrator, finally serving as acting principal of the Franklin Square Elementary School.

Born in Baltimore, he was an honor graduate of Douglass High School and also graduated with honors from Coppin State College, where he was class president. He earned a master's degree from New York University and also did graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

He served as vice chairman of fund drives in the school system. He was a member of the board of what is now the United Way and was a member of the boards of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, the Red Cross and the March of Dimes.

Also, he was regional director of a YMCA membership campaign and was a member of the speakers' bureau of the State Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, the March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon Committee, the Advisory Committee for the

Migrant Education Program of the state Board of Education and the state legislative committee of the American Association of Retired Persons.

He was also a member of the board and a regular volunteer worker for Camp Farthest Out, which Douglass Memorial Community Church sponsors for underprivileged children.


His civic work brought awards from the United Way, the Boy Scouts of America, the March of Dimes, the Exchange Club of the Baltimore Charity Fund and the Red Cross. He was also a member of the Maryland and American associations of School Administrators Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

His first marriage to the former Mazie Lorraine Walker ended with her death.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Mary Woolford; four daughters, Doris Brightful, Sheridan Ford and Sharon and Roxanne Umphery, all of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Camp Farthest

Out through Douglas Memorial Community Church. Graveside services for Julia H. Burton, a retired Baltimore home economics teacher, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Stevensburg (Va.) Baptist Church Cemetery.

Miss Burton, who was 86 and a former Towson resident, died Oct. 23 of a heart ailment at her home in the North Oaks Retirement Community in Pikesville.


She retired in 1975 from Eastern High School after teaching in Baltimore since 1933. She started as an elementary school teacher but then taught home economics at several junior and senior high schools.

A teacher for nearly 50 years, she served schools in Virginia and New Jersey before starting in Baltimore.

Born in Stevensburg, she was a 1927 graduate of Mary Washington College and later earned a master's degree at the University of Maryland.

She is survived by a sister, Augusta Burton Van Keuren of Silver Spring; four nephews; and two nieces.

Doris C. Noble

Active in church


A memorial service for Doris C. Noble, a former Baltimore resident, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church in Hickory, N.C.

Mrs. Noble, who was 84 and lived in Hickory, died Thursday at a hospital there of respiratory and circulatory disease.

The former Doris Coffey was a native of Baden, Pa.

She and her husband, A. Gregg Noble, lived in Homeland from 1946 until 1958 while he served as manager of the old Mutual Chemical Co. plant.

She was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church and active in other groups while in Baltimore.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include two daughters, Nancy Driver of Columbus, Ohio, and Penny Hale of Covington, FTC Ga.; a son, David Noble of Moline, Ill.; and five grandchildren.


Pearl Creamer Falk

Member of Cedarettes

Services for Pearl Creamer Falk, who lived in East Baltimore for many years, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mrs. Falk, who was 83 and most recently lived on Joppa Road in Towson, died Wednesday of pneumonia at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

The former Pearl Proctor was a native of Baltimore and was a member of the Ascension Lutheran Church and the Cedarettes of Baltimore.

Her first husband, Edward Creamer, died in 1970.


She is survived by her husband, Albert C. Falk; a son, Ronald E. Creamer of Lutherville; three sisters, Doris Moore of Bowleys Quarters, Ruth Plawin of Towson, and Frances White of Baltimore.