Nancy M. SimonsCorning sales managerNancy Mitchell Simons,...


Nancy M. Simons

Corning sales manager

Nancy Mitchell Simons, an Aberdeen native who was a Corning Glass Works sales manager in Maryland, died Aug. 20 at Florida South Hospital in Orlando after suffering a heart attack. She was 75.

A memorial service for Mrs. Simons, who had lived in Florida since the late 1960s, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Tarrings/Cargo Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

Mrs. Simons, who was born on an estate that eventually was absorbed by what is now Aberdeen Proving Ground, went to work for Corning as a receptionist in the Aberdeen area in the late 1950s.

Shortly afterward, she began designing Corning's retail displays for stores such as Hecht's and Woodward & Lothrop.

She then was promoted to retail sales manager and was the first woman to hold such a position with Corning. Her territory covered Maryland and Washington.

"She was just too good at what she did," said daughter Carol S. Conway. "She was promoted quickly."

Mrs. Simons transferred with Corning to Florida within several years of the death of her husband, Harvey James Simons, in 1964. She retired in 1984.

In addition to her daughter, who lives in Altamonte Springs, Fla., survivors include a son, Howard Mitchell Simons of Maitland, Fla.; and two grandsons.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Jason Parkins Scholarship Fund in care of Enterprise Bank, 275 S. New York Ave., Winter Park, Fla. 32789.

Marvin L. Edell


Marvin L. Edell, who had been a pharmacist on the Eastern Shore and in Baltimore, died Aug. 22 at the Beebe Hospital in Lewes, Del., after a heart attack.

Services for Dr. Edell, who was 60, were conducted Aug. 24 at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. He lived in Ocean Pines.

He had been a partner in the Preston Pharmacy and in the Flag Court Pharmacy in Baltimore before owning the Carter Drug Store in the Old Town Mall for about 20 years.

He had moved to the Eastern Shore in 1983, establishing a pharmacy in the Salisbury Nursing Home and serving as a consultant to the Berlin Nursing Home. About five years ago, he became the owner of the Long Neck Pharmacy near Millsboro, Del.

Born in New York City, he was a graduate of Fordham University and earned a doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Maryland.

He was a member of Beth Israel Congregation in Randallstown, where he had served as Boy Scout troop committee chairman.

He was a member of the Box 414 Association in Baltimore, Amicable Lodge of the Masons and the Scottish Rite in Baltimore. He was a member of the Nur Temple in Wilmington, the Kiwanis Club of Ocean Pines, the Ocean City Power Squadron, the Lions Club in Sussex County, Del., and the Zionist Organization of America.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lois Gordon; two daughters, Carol Suzan Uppercue of Ocean Pines and Melanie Jo Brockman of Pikesville; a son, Fred Neil Edell of Catonsville; a brother, Charles Butler of Pikesville; and two grandchildren.

Mattie L. Trimble


Mattie Louise Trimble, a Fells Point resident, died Thursday of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 85.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Holly Hills Memorial Gardens, 10201 Bird River Road, Middle River.

Born in 1906 in Atlanta, Mrs. Trimble was educated in the Atlanta public schools.

In 1923, she married Charles Ernest Trimble Sr., a chemist for the federal government. He died in 1973.

Mrs. Trimble was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking.

She was active in the Middle River Baptist Church; the Summerville Baptist Church of Summerville, S.C., where she and her husband lived for a time; and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Survivors include a daughter, Ann Neus of Fells Point; and a son, Charles Ernest Trimble Jr. of St. Marys, Ga. A daughter, Dorothy Elizabeth Coe of Atlanta, preceded her in death.

Roger S. Newcomb

Vocational consultant

Roger Stephen Newcomb, a vocational consultant for Vocational Rehabilitation Services Inc. of Timonium and a counselor to the External High School Diploma Program at Howard Community College, died Thursday after suffering a heart attack. He was 48.

Services for Mr. Newcomb will be held at 11 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County in Ellicott City.

Mr. Newcomb was born in South Gate, Calif. He received a bachelor's degree from Marquette University in 1965 and a master's degree in rehabilitation administration from Northeastern University in 1967.

He was the first executive director of the Howard County Workshop for Handicapped Adults and as a volunteer helped win a federal grant providing bus transportation in Howard County for the handicapped.

In addition to his wife, the former Suzanne Soul, he is survived by two sons, Brian and Eric, both of Ellicott City; a sister, Myrna Carroll of Yorba Linda, Calif.; and his mother, Marjorie Newcomb Reese of San Diego.

An educational trust fund for his sons has been established in his memory. Donations can be sent to George Kullgren, 3875 Spencer Court, Ellicott City, Md. 21042.

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