Norman H. MoirRailroad workerServices for Norman H....

Norman H. Moir

Railroad worker


Services for Norman H. "Gaitor" Moir, who worked for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and the Chessie System for more than 40 years, will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Leroy O. Dyett & Son Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Road.

Mr. Moir, 77, died Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital after a long illness.


He was born in Winston-Salem, N.C., and educated at public schools in Pittsburgh. After graduation, he worked as a reporter-editorial writer for the Pittsburgh Courier, where he covered a variety of political topics, such as the civil rights struggle in America.

In the 1940s, Mr. Moir came to Baltimore and worked as a porter for the Pullman Co., joining the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters.

He went to the B&O; railroad system later and worked in a variety of jobs until his retirement in 1984.

Mr. Moir was an avid sports fan. During the baseball season, he could be found watching the Orioles at Memorial Stadium or on television, or listening to them on a radio pressed against his ear.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Earlyne Gibson; a son, Kim Moir of Baltimore; a daughter, Rainer M. James of Baltimore; four brothers, James Moir and Charles Moir, both of Pittsburgh, Joseph Moir of Arizona, and Melvin Moir of New York City; and a granddaughter.

Elsie Gansevoort Pendleton, a master bridge player who volunteered with several community organizations, died of heart failure Dec. 22 in Baltimore. She was 95.

The former Elsie Hun, who had lived in Towson, was born in

Albany, N.Y., and received her early education at the St. Agnes School in Albany.


Mrs. Pendleton attended St. Timothy's boarding school for girls, now located in Green Spring Valley, from which she graduated in 1914. She returned to New York, where she worked as a medical lab technician until her marriage to William Armstead Pendleton, a lieutenant colonel

in the U.S. Army, in 1923. Colonel Pendleton died in 1951.

Mrs. Pendleton served on the board of the Women's Exchange of the Pickersgill Home in Towson.

She was also a member of the Lake Roland Garden Club and the Mount Vernon Club.

She was a member of several area bridge clubs and played in duplicate bridge tournaments, where contestants are all given identical hands and the one who plays it most successfully wins. She was named a national master in the American Contract Bridge League.

She is survived by a daughter, Sister Elsie Pendelton Reid of the Episcopal Order of St. Helena; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


A graveside service for Mrs. Pendleton was held Dec. 27 i Lexington, Va.

Anna E. McGehrin


Mass of Christian burial will be offered for Anna E. McGehrin at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in Clayton, N.J.

Mrs. McGehrin, a homemaker who lived in Clayton for the past 16 years, died Sunday at Newcomb Hospital in Vineland, N.J., of complications from pneumonia.

She was 87.


The former Anna Ferry was born in Philadelphia in 1904 and attended Catholic schools there. She married James Patrick McGehrin in 1927. He died in 1983.

She is survived by two sons, James J. McGehrin of Clayton and John McGehrin of Glen Burnie; a sister, Mary Burk of Sunbury, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Bishop McCarthy Residence Building Fund, 1045 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland, N.J. 08360.