Dr. Harriet Griggs Guild, kidney disease specialistDr....


Dr. Harriet Griggs Guild, kidney disease specialist

Dr. Harriet Griggs Guild, a leading authority on children's kidney disease and founder of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, died last Friday of heart and pulmonary failure. She was 92.

At the time of her death, she was living with a nephew, Dana B. Danielson, at Tracys Landing in Anne Arundel County.

Private services were being held at her birthplace in Windham, Conn. A memorial service in Baltimore will be scheduled later.

Dr. Guild devoted her life to studying kidney disease and improving care for young patients. Mr. Danielson said she was "married to medicine." As a medical researcher, professor and physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 37 years, she played a major role in saving the lives of children suffering from kidney disease.

She graduated from Vassar College in 1920. She moved to Baltimore to study medicine at Hopkins. After completing internships in general practice and pediatrics, she became a resident at the hospital in 1928.

In 1955, she founded the Maryland Nephrosis Kidney Foundation, later renamed the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, to raise money for research.

Dr. Guild retired from Hopkins in 1965 and opened a private pediatrics practice across the street from the hospital. She continued practicing medicine for two decades until a knee operation forced her into final retirement.

In addition to Dana Danielson, her survivors include another nephew, John Danielson of Princeton, N.J.; two nieces, Harriet Cone of Johnson City, Tenn., and Barbara Gilbert of Savannah, Ga.; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Harriet Guild Wishing Well Fund at the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 2526 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21218, or to scholarship funds at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or to Vassar College.

Dorothy 'Suke' Dos

Patient coordinator

Dorothy "Suke" Dos, who was diagnosed with scleroderma at age 15 and was for many years patient education coordinator for the Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Scleroderma Center, died of the crippling disease March 28 at Francis Scott Key Medical Center. She was 39.

Ms. Dos was born in Wytheville, Va. She attended both Anne Arundel and Essex Community colleges and was employed for a time by Westinghouse Electric Corp.

As a volunteer, she was a financial counselor with an Anne Arundel County program and did library work in Harford County.

She remained active until the last seven years, when she could barely use her hands and had only 20 percent lung capacity.

Services for Ms. Dos were held March 31 in Pasadena.

Her father, Luther James Dos, died in 1988. She is survived by her mother, the former Dorothy Saferight; a sister, Lorraine Murray of White Marsh; a half brother, police Sgt. Buford Biers of Baltimore; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her brother, Luther James Dos Jr., was killed in 1970 in Vietnam.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland Scleroderma Center, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Baltimore 21224-6801.

Elisabeth W. Duff

Community activist

A memorial service for Elisabeth W. Duff, who was on the board of the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point from 1968 to 1978 and was active in the successful campaign to block highway construction there, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Episcopal Church, West Lafayette Avenue and Bolton Street in Bolton Hill.

Mrs. Duff, 78, died Monday at Church Hospital of heart and respiratory illnesses.

A resident of the Church Home for about two years, she had lived earlier in Roland Park, Mount Washington and Federal Hill.

The former Elisabeth Wrightson was born at Sherwood Manor, a family farm in the Claiborne area of the Eastern Shore.

She graduated from St. Michael's High School in 1932.

She was employed at the St. Michaels Bank between 1934 and 1946, a period when she won sailing championships at the Miles River Yacht Club in her 25-foot boat rigged like a log canoe.

She moved to Baltimore after her marriage in 1946 to Charles B. Duff, an insurance executive who was president of the Baltimore Opera Company before his death in 1983.

She was a staunch believer in the innocence of her cousin, Alger Hiss, who was convicted of perjury in 1950 for denying he gave secret documents to Whitaker Chambers for transmission to Communists.

She is survived by a son, Charles B. Duff Jr. of Baltimore; a brother, retired Army Col. Samuel H. Wrightson of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a grandson.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Jubilee Baltimore.

Mildred V. Holly

Correctional officer

Services for Mildred V. Holly, who retired about six years ago as a captain at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women, will be held at 12:30 p.m. today at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3200 Walbrook Ave.

Mrs. Holly, 69, died Monday after a heart attack at her home on Edgewood Street in the Edmondson Village area.

She worked at the correctional institution for 30 years.

The former Mildred V. Stinyard was a native of Calvert County who grew up in Baltimore and was a 1941 graduate of Douglass High School. She earned an associate's degree in criminal justice at the Community College of Baltimore.

Her husband, Clifford Holly Sr., died in 1990.

She is survived by a son, Clifford Holly Jr. of Lanham; a daughter, Diana Lewis of Woodlawn; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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