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, died Monday at Church Hospital of heart and respiratory illnesses.
A memorial service for Mrs. Duff, 78, was being held today at Memorial Episcopal Church, Lafayette Avenue and Bolton Street in Bolton Hill.
A resident of the Church Home for about two years, she had lived earlier in Roland Park, Mount Washington and Federal Hill.
She did volunteer work at the Church Home and Hospital.
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 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.