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Rev. E. K. SnyderRetired pastor was 81A...

Rev. E. K. Snyder

Retired pastor was 81

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A memorial service for the Rev. E. Kenneth Snyder, a retired East Baltimore pastor, will be held May 3 at 3 p.m. at Faith and St. Mark's United Church of Christ, 4839 Hazelwood Ave.

Mr. Snyder died April 4 at Union Memorial Hospital after a stroke. He was 81.

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He had lived at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green in North Baltimore since 1988.

A Pennsylvania native, he served at churches in Chester and Glenside there before accepting an assignment in the early 1950s to merge two East Baltimore churches.

The congregations at Faith Church and St. Mark's were combined in 1956.

As the congregation grew, Mr. Snyder oversaw the construction of a new church building on Hazelwood Avenue that was dedicated in 1962.

Mr. Snyder retired from active ministry in 1967 but became bored with the inactivity and went back to work for several years teaching mathematics in Baltimore high schools and doing social work for the state.

In 1986, he was named pastor emeritus at Faith and St. Mark's.

Mr. Snyder was a graduate of Findlay College in Findlay, Ohio, and Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Mass.

He was a golfer and enjoyed traveling to play on different courses. He and his wife of 57 years, the former Lena F. Schultz, also traveled to nearby states to watch summer stock theater productions.

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He enjoyed listening to classical music and had collected hundreds of records.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Snyder is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jan E. and Suzanne C. Snyder Sr. of Timonium, and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the UNICEF Fund for the Children, 333 E. 38th St., New York, N.Y., 10016, or Faith and St. Mark's, 4839 Hazelwood Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21206.

Richard Anderson

Furniture salesman

Services for Richard V. Anderson, a retired furniture salesman and avid Orioles fan, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

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Mr. Anderson died in his sleep Friday after a long illness at Edenwald Retirement Home in Towson, where he had lived for the past six years. He was 90.

From the age of 14, the Baltimore native worked in his family's business, Wielands Furniture Co. in Highlandtown.

In 1970, the family sold the business, but Mr. Anderson continued to work from his home selling furniture and flooring on a contract basis. He retired five years ago.

Mr. Anderson played on a semipro baseball team when he was young and attended Orioles games until about three years ago.

He was a charter member of the Exchange Club, a Highlandtown service club; a century member of the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America; a member of the Boumi Temple, and a lifelong

member of the Emmanuel English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Highlandtown.

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He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Lola Stephens of Towson; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Allen Egloff of Arnold ; and two grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Shriners' Hospital, in care of the Boumi Temple, 4900 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21210.

Lucile Cox McClelland

Dress shop saleswoman

A memorial service for Lucile Cox McClelland, a saleswoman at a Roland Park dress shop for 40 years, will be held May 3 at 3 p.m. at Henry W. Jenkins & Sons funeral home at 4905 York Road.

Mrs. McClelland, known to customers at The Wardrobe as "Miss Mac," died in her sleep April 5 at the Ocean City home of her son, Peter W. Richardson. She was 90.

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She was working two days a week at the shop on Wyndhurst Avenue until four weeks ago when she became ill.

The shop sells "nice clothes for Baltimore ladies," said Jane Lovelace, whose aunt opened the business in the mid-1920s.

"She had a real good attitude about life," said Jan Hyde, the shop's current owner. "She never grumbled about anything -- that's probably why she lived so long.

"She had a real good following of customers," Ms. Hyde said, adding that Mrs. McClelland worked full-time until she was 80.

"Work kept her going," Mr. Richardson said.

A seamstress as well as a saleswoman, Mrs. McClelland enjoyed making clothes for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ms. Lovelace said. She also knitted and crocheted.

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In the 1930s, she worked as a clothes designer for Marshall Field's department store in Chicago, her son said. She never lost interest in the work; she was designing some children's clothes recently, he said.

She also painted miniature portraits, he said.

Mrs. McClelland was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Baltimore, where she taught Sunday school.

Three years ago, she visited a niece in London and toured museums and other sites, Mr. Richardson said.

Born in Troup, Texas, she was the daughter of James Cooper Cox and Mary Caroline Smith Cox. She moved to Baltimore in 1946. At the time of her death, she was living in the Roland Park area.

She and Donald McClelland, who died about 25 years ago, were divorced in 1947.

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In addition to her son, she is survived by a daughter, Joan R. Whittaker of Stevensville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 102 W. University Parkway, Baltimore, Md., 21218.

George Hardesty Jr.

Retired master plumber

Services for George R. Hardesty Jr., a retired master plumber, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld Dulaney Valley funeral home, 19 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mr. Hardesty, who was 70, died Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications of diabetes.

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A native of Baltimore, Mr. Hardesty worked in his family's plumbing business as a youth and attended City College until 1942, when he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was a radio operator during the battle of Guadalcanal.

In 1953, Mr. Hardesty was licensed as a master plumber, and worked in the family business, George R. Hardesty Inc., on Erdman Avenue, until his retirement in 1988.

He was a former president of what is now the Maryland Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors. He also served on plumbing boards in Baltimore and Baltimore County, as well as on plumbing code committees.

Mr. Hardesty served on the National Illustrated Plumbing Code Committee that drafted the first National Illustrated Plumbing Code.

His first wife, the former Winifred Machado, died in 1985.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Parmigiani Menges; a son, Wayne L. Hardesty Sr. of Phoenix; two brothers, William A. Hardesty of Baltimore and Charles Lee Hardesty of Hampstead; one sister, Jean Lembach of Towson; two stepchildren, Jennifer M. Jones of Phoenix and Frank H. Menges of Towson; and two grandchildren.

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The family suggested donations to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Reservoir Circle, Baltimore 21208.

Carroll P. Martin

Baltimore-area lawyer

Services for Carroll Paul Martin, an attorney in the Baltimore area for a half-century, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown.

Mr. Martin, who was 79 and a former president of the Baltimore County Bar Association, died Saturday of cancer at Carroll County General Hospital in Westminster.

In the late 1940s, he served as secretary to the Baltimore County commissioners. He was a deputy county solicitor in the early 1950s and helped organize the local government's new legal department. He resigned in 1954 to run, unsuccessfully, for the House of Delegates.

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Born in Upperco in northern Baltimore County, Mr. Martin was a 1931 graduate of Franklin Senior High School in Reisterstown.

He worked as an assistant at a city law firm while taking classes at the University of Baltimore law school and received his law degree in 1938.

Mr. Martin, who specialized in civil matters, opened his first law office in Towson and remained there for many years before relocating to Reisterstown in 1982. He retired in 1985.

He was president of the bar association in 1969 and also served as president of the Maryland Trial Magistrates Association. He -- also was a member of the Reisterstown Democratic Club, Reisterstown Lions Club and Westminster Elks.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine F. Martin of Reisterstown; one son, Edwin L. Martin of Hagerstown; one daughter, Carol Ann Sterner of Finksburg; and one grandson.


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