Caroline WilliamsAnimal loverCaroline George Williams, 75, an...

Caroline Williams

Animal lover


Caroline George Williams, 75, an avid animal lover who once saved a prairie dog from a grizzly bear, died of pneumonia and lung failure Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Services are at 11 a.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Boyce and Carrollton avenues in Ruxton.


Mrs. Williams lived most of her life in Ruxton and worked with her husband, Francis R. Williams, who founded the Rockland Woodworks, a toy and jungle gym manufacturing company in Brooklandville. Mr. Williams died in 1984.

Born in Ruxton, Mrs. Williams graduated in 1935 from Roland Park Country School. She then moved to Florida, where she spent eight years working for Pan American Airlines as a clerk in the meteorological department.

She moved back to Ruxton in 1943 and met her future husband in Fells Point. The couple married five years later and moved to a house in the 1300 block of Malvern Ave.

Mrs. Williams kept a variety of pets -- dogs, cats, birds, squirrels, ducks and chickens.

Her son, Robert L. G. Williams, said the prairie dog incident happened when Mrs. Williams was a teen-ager, visiting the Canadian Rockies with a group of girls.

"She spotted a little prairie dog in the claws of a grizzly bear," Mr. Williams said. "She charged the grizzly bear to save the dog. Fortunately, the grizzly bear backed off."

Mrs. Williams is survived by her two sons, Francis R. Williams Jr. and Robert L. G. Williams, both of Ruxton.

The family suggested donations to the Sierra Club or the Arthritis Foundation.


Patricia A. Zeman

Retired labor official

Patricia Anne Zeman, a retired U.S. Department of Labor official, died Friday of cancer at her home on Aintree Road in Towson.

A Mass of Christian burial for Miss Zeman, who was 65, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson.

She returned to the Baltimore area after her retirement four years ago as assistant regional administrator for technical support in the Chicago office of the Labor Department. She worked for the department for 20 years and was an expert in tunneling, abating hazards in the workplace, interpreting Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, and in the technical aspects of legal cases.

Before joining the Labor Department, she worked in Chicago for the Navy Department and in Philadelphia for an electronics company.


Born in Baltimore, Miss Zeman was reared here and in Pittsburgh.

A graduate of Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pa., she earned an electrical engineering degree at Drexel University in Philadelphia and a master's degree in technical communication at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

She was a former chairwoman of the library board in LaGrange Park, Ill., and belonged to a number of professional groups and the Woman's Club of Roland Park. She was fond of golf and bridge, and was a member of the Country Club of Maryland.

Miss Zeman is survived by a brother, Charles E. Zeman of New City, N.Y.; two nieces; two nephews; and many cousins.

Marian M. Fox

Owned ad agency


Marian M. Fox, retired owner of an advertising agency, died yesterday at Sinai Hospital after a stroke.

Services for Mrs. Fox, who was 87 and lived in the Oxford House Apartments, are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Sol Levinson & Bros. Home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mrs. Fox retired in 1983 as the owner of the Fox Advertising Agency, which she and her husband, Merral A. Fox, had started in the early 1930s. Mr. Fox died in 1974.

The agency became known for humorous items on behalf of Nates and Leons delicatessen in the "special notices" among the back-page advertisements in The Sun and later for direct-mail campaigns that sometimes were sent out in first-day covers, prized by many stamp collectors.

The former Marian Marmer was a native of Hull, England. She was raised in Baltimore and was a graduate of Western High School. Before her marriage in 1929, she was secretary to the head of Paramount Pictures in New York City.

Mrs. Fox is survived by a son, Robert Fox of Baltimore; a daughter, Maxine Fox Lorence of Faber, Va., an original producer of "Grease"; and two sisters, Sara Eliason of Baltimore and Minna Phillip of Annapolis.


William B. Wolf Sr.

Retired D.C. lawyer

William B. Wolf Sr., a retired Washington lawyer who lived in Baltimore, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Church Hospital. He was 86.

Services for the Park Towers West Condominium resident are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Mr. Wolf retired about four years ago as a partner with his son in the Washington law firm of Wolf and Wolf. He moved to Baltimore in 1978.

Mr. Wolf, who was born in Washington, was a graduate of Central High School and attended Dartmouth College and Georgetown University before his graduation from the National University law school. He served in the Army during World War II in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel.


He served on the boards of the Union First National Bank and the Washington Hotel Co., and he was a member of syndicates that built or own several Washington office buildings.

Mr. Wolf was a member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation and the Suburban Club of Baltimore County.

His first wife, the former Ruth Pack, died in 1976 after 50 years of marriage.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elsa L. Freudenthal; a son, William B. Wolf Jr. of Washington; a daughter, Marcia Wolf Goldsmith of Washington; a brother, Alexander Wolf Jr. of Bethesda; five grand- children; and two great-grandchildren.

Dr. M. Wilson Toll

Retired pathologist


Dr. M. Wilson Toll, a retired pathologist who worked at Maryland General Hospital and earlier at what now is University of Maryland Medical Center, died Saturday of complications of emphysema in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

A memorial service for Dr. Toll, who was 79 and moved to Palm Beach Gardens after his retirement in 1985, are at 10 a.m. today at St. Mark's Episcopal Church there.

Before his retirement he lived in Towson and finally the Timonium areas. A specialist in cytology, the microscopic study of cells, he was a member of the American Society of Cytology.

Born in Glenville, N.Y., he was educated at the Peddie School in Hightstown, N.J., and at McGill University in Montreal, where he completed his undergraduate work and graduated from medical school. He served an internship at a hospital in Troy, N.Y., and a residency at a pathology laboratory in Albany, N.Y.

Dr. Toll served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He had been an honorary member of the University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association and also belonged to the Baltimore Country Club and the Professional Golfers' Association National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Mary Kehoe; and several cousins.