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Dorothy FischerRestaurant ownerDorothy Fischer, a retired restaurant...


Dorothy Fischer

Restaurant owner

Dorothy Fischer, a retired restaurant owner who had been active in community groups here and in Florida, died early yesterday of a respiratory illness at the Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown.

Mrs. Fischer, who was 86, moved to Baltimore seven years ago from Dania, Fla., and was president of the Tenants Association at the Concord Apartments.

She was also a member of the Auxiliary of the Northwest Hospital Center, a member of the City of Hope and a former member of the auxiliary of the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Hollywood, Fla.

A native of Russia who came to the United States with her family in 1913, the former Dorothy Miller was reared in Chicago and New York.

She and her husband, Albert Fischer, moved to Florida after they retired in 1971 as owners of a restaurant in Lakewood, N.J. Mr. Fischer died in 1986.

Services for Mrs. Fischer were to be held at 4 p.m. today at the Sol Levinson & Bros. Home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

She is survived by two daughters, Sydney B. Himmel of Pikesville and Sharon Caulfield of Houston; two sisters, Gertrude Berman of Falls Church, Va., and Frances Tebor of Biloxi, Miss.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Tenants Association of the Concord Apartments.

George F. Carrick

Retired city surveyor

George F. Carrick, a retired surveyor for the city, died Saturday of heart failure at Locust Lodge, a group home for senior citizens in Riviera Beach. He was 91 and had lived in Pasadena for many years.

He retired in 1964 after 43 years with the city government.

The Baltimore native attended the Polytechnic Institute and the old Maryland Institute on Market Place and was a registered surveyor.

He was a member of St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Pasadena.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Gonce Funeral Home, 169 Riviera Drive in Riviera Beach.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 72 years, the former Catherine Bosley; three daughters, Catherine L. Lilley and Lilian M. Daughtrey, both of Catonsville, and Estelle M. Kelly of Orchard Beach; a son, Robert F. Carrick of Anna Maria, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

G. Herbert Muhr Sr.

Sheet metal analyst

G. Herbert Muhr Sr., a retired sheet metal analyst for Western Electric Co., died Friday at the Charlestown Nursing Center of a pulmonary embolism. He was 87 and lived in Catonsville.

He retired nearly 25 years ago after working for many years at the Point Breeze plant of the telephone equipment manufacturer.

His first wife, the former Margaret Schmidtchen, died in 1975.

Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave. in Catonsville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn E. Korns; a son, G. Herbert Muhr Jr. of Catonsville; a daughter, Rita H. Kiernan of Phoenixville, Pa.; a sister, Hilda Heron of Lititz, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

Helen F. Thompson

Active in church

Helen F. Thompson, a Baltimore native who was active in church and volunteer work here and in Stamford, Conn., died Wednesday at Broadmead, the Cockeysville retirement community, after a stroke. She was 89.

The former Helen French attended Bryn Mawr School and Western High School in Baltimore before graduating with honors from Hollins College.

She moved to Broadmead 12 years ago from Stamford, where she had lived for 35 years. Her husband, Robert Bruce Thompson, a retired vice president of American Can Co. and a former manager of its Baltimore plant, died in 1970.

During World War II, Mrs. Thompson was a librarian at the Bendix Communication Division plant on Joppa Road in Towson and volunteered as a nurse's aide at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A former member of Govans Presbyterian Church, she became a deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Stamford. She was a member of Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson after moving to Broadmead.

A memorial service was held Friday at Broadmead.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by a daughter, Janet French Cramer of Marlboro, Vt., and three granddaughters.

Marie E. Ciekot

Family business partner

Marie E. Ciekot, who had been a partner in Cole Construction Co., died Wednesday at Francis Scott Key Burn Center after being burned in an accident in her kitchen the day before.

Mrs. Ciekot, who was 81 and lived in Parkville, had become a partner in the company with her father, a homebuilder in northeastern Baltimore County, in the late 1930s. Though she retired as an active partner in the 1980s, she continued to work in the business.

Known in the business as Miss Marie, she was praised by her sons for her loyalty to the friends she made among customers, employees and suppliers and for her "independence, hard work and dedication to family well-being."

Born in Baltimore but reared on a farm in eastern Baltimore County, the former Marie E. Cole was a graduate of Strayer Business College.

A former president of Loyola High School Mothers Club, she had been a member of the parish council of St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church in Parkville and a member of the parents club at its school.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.

Mrs. Ciekot is survived by two sons, Jerry Ciekot of Timonium and John Ciekot of White Hall; and five grandchildren.

Shirley Hawkins


Shirley Jean Hawkins, a nurse at the Meridian Nursing Center-Hammonds Lane, died Wednesday after a heart attack at her home in Glen Burnie.

Mrs. Hawkins, who was 59, had worked at the nursing home for nearly 15 years. The former resident of Dundalk earlier had worked about 20 years at City Hospitals, now the Francis Scott Key Medical Center.

The former Shirley Jean Davis was born in Cumberland and was a 1954 graduate of the Fort Hill High School there.

She came to Baltimore to attend the nursing school at City Hospitals and began working there after her graduation.

Her husband, of 36 years, Thomas Walter Hawkins, died Jan. 10.

Mrs. Hawkins is survived by three sons, Thomas Franklin Hawkins of Baltimore, David Lee Hawkins of Fallston and Bruce Wayne Hawkins of Catonsville; her father, Frank H. Davis of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Thomas William Davis Sr. of Cameron, N.C., and Richard Ronald Davis of Dundalk; two sisters, Alice Faye Davis Dunkle of Mill Creek, Pa., and Bettymae Oscealia Davis Barley of Dundalk; and four grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday.

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