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Elvera S. Leclercq


A memorial service for Elvera S. Leclercq, who had done public relations work for the Baltimore and Ohio-Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 8430 Glen Mar Road at Md. 175, Ellicott City.

Mrs. Leclercq, who was 76, died of cancer Monday at her Ellicott City home. She retired in 1984 after 25 years with the railroad.

The former Elvera Stagi was born and raised in Monesson, Pa., and moved to the Baltimore area in 1942, a few years after her marriage to Arthur G. Leclercq.

She held several jobs over the years, along with her role as housewife and mother, first training to become a nurse's aide at Union Memorial Hospital, then becoming a secretary for several employers before going to work for the railroad.

Mrs. Leclercq and her husband were active members of the Glen Mar church. Mr. Leclercq, passenger trainman for the Pennsylvania Railroad and Amtrak, died in 1981.

Survivors include three daughters, Vera McCann of Catonsville, Nancy Witte of Brandon, Fla., and Judi Ridgley of Arbutus; four sisters, Eva Smith of Port Richey, Fla., Elda Miller of Pittsburgh, Lillian DiBuono of Belle Vernon, Pa., and Gloria Stopford of Copperas Cove, Texas; two brothers, Joseph V. Stagi of Tampa, Fla., and William Stagi of Ladysmith, Va.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

The family suggested memorial donations to the American Cancer Society's Howard County chapter or Hospice Services of Howard County.

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