Fannie-Scott WilsonOn historic house boardFannie-Scott Wilson, a...


Fannie-Scott Wilson

On historic house board

Fannie-Scott Wilson, a former board member of the historic Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, died Friday of a stroke at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 80.

Services for Mrs. Wilson will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane in Owings Mills.

Mrs. Wilson, a Baltimore native, attended the Bryn Mawr School and graduated from Westover School in Middlebury, Conn.

Her association with the Hammond-Harwood House, a five-part Georgian house built in 1774 in Annapolis, continued a family involvement that began with her mother. The house is a National Historical Landmark.

She was also a member of the Greenspring Valley Club, the Ausable Club in St. Hubert's, N.Y., the Mount Vernon Club and the Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton.

The former Fannie-Scott Matthews and her husband, J. Sawyer Wilson 3rd, married in 1931. He died in 1977.

They lived in Baltimore before residing in the New York City metropolitan area for 25 years before returning to Owings Mills in 1961.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Wilson lived at Brightwood, a retirement facility in Lutherville.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by two daughters, Dorothy M. Ashton of Cambridge, N.Y., and Ellen W. Lukens of Higganum, Conn.; and eight grandchildren. A son, Frank W. Wilson, died in 1980.

The family suggested memorial contributions could be made to the Hammond-Harwood House, 17 Maryland Ave., Annapolis 21401.

Edwin L. 'Bob' Zahn

Distribution manager

Edwin L. "Bob" Zahn, who started a 45-year grocery career as a neighborhood delivery boy and eventually had distribution responsibilities touching three states, died Saturday at his Catonsville home after suffering a heart attack. He was 76.

Services for Mr. Zahn will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Weber Funeral Home, 5311 Edmondson Ave. in the city.

Mr. Zahn's years with what now is Acme Markets Inc. began during the Great Depression -- when the chain was known as American Stores. He was then a boy who pulled groceries on a wagon.

When he retired in 1979, he was Acme's distribution manager for all of Maryland and Delaware and sections of Pennsylvania. He also worked for the company as a manager, supervisor and field general superintendent.

Mr. Zahn graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1934.

From 1942 to 1946, Mr. Zahn served in the Army as a personnel specialist at Fort Moultrie in South Carolina. He left the service with the rank of staff sergeant.

He was a member of the Maryland Historical Society, and he enjoyed flower gardening and camping in Elk Neck State Park.

He became interested about 13 years ago in genealogy and traced his family back to the 1400s in Austria.

Mr. Zahn is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Doris Evelyn Stansbury; a son, Richard S. Zahn of Catonsville; a sister, Evelyn Stevenson of Boca Raton, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

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