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Eleanor Mae H. Fox

Hospital official

Eleanor Mae Harris Fox, a retired director of educational services at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson, died there Thursday of an aneurysm. She was 68.

She retired from St. Joseph in 1987 after a 20-year career there. Earlier, she had been a faculty member at the Church Home and Hospital School of Nursing from 1946 until 1957 and a part-time supervisor from 1947 to 1966. She was acting director of nursing at the hospital for several months during 1963 and at the time of her death was a member of the board of directors of Church Hospital and the Church Home retirement center.

Born in Peoria, Ill., she moved to Thurmont with her family after living briefly in Colorado. She graduated from Thurmont High School in 1942.

In 1946, she graduated from the Church Home and Hospital School of Nursing. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1959 from the Johns Hopkins University.

She was a member of the Church Home Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association.

She enjoyed playing bridge.

She and her husband, Wilbur Chester Fox, a retired industrial arts and driving education instructor for Baltimore County schools, had been residents of Riderwood since 1958. They were married in 1955.

A memorial service was set for 11 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road, Rodgers +V Forge, with interment in Bethel Cemetery in Highfield.

Other survivors include a son, Lester Louis Fox of Avon, Colo.; and three brothers, Charles W. Harris of Loveland, Colo., Francis H. Harris of Denver, and Paul E. Harris of Barstow, Calif.

Memorial donations may be made to Church Hospital, 100 N. Broadway, Baltimore 21231; or St. Joseph Hospital, 7620 York Road, Towson 21204.

William J. Schuerholz, who owned a plumbing and heating business and was a star amateur basketball player, died June 18 at Stella Maris Hospice after a heart attack. He was 86 and had lived in Parkville for many years.

A master plumber, he retired in 1970 after having owned the company that bore his name for 25 years.

He played on amateur basketball teams coached by his father, William A. Schuerholz.

He played forward and had a "two-handed set shot he could make from midcourt," said his brother, Donald J. Schuerholz of Ellicott City.

Mr. Schuerholz first played basketball for the Arundel Boat Club team, a winner of championships, and then briefly for the Stonewall Democratic Club team, both coached by his father. His father was named to the Maryland Sports Hall of Fame as a coach of amateur, scholastic, collegiate and professional basketball teams in the Baltimore area and as a boxer.

The younger Mr. Schuerholz began playing in the 1920s for St. Andrews, which won championships in the old Catholic League.

Throughout most of the 1930s, he played in the Baltimore Basketball League and was its high scorer those years.

He was named to the league's All-Time All-Star squad.

Born in Baltimore, he attended the Polytechnic Institute.

Mr. Schuerholz is survived by two sons, William J. Schuerholz Jr. of Parkville and Robert J. Schuerholz of Baldwin; a sister, Mary V. Horton of Baltimore; two other brothers, John B. Schuerholz and Wilson J. Schuerholz, both of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Services were held June 22.

Elizabeth Schilpp


Elizabeth Schilpp, a homemaker and former department store sales clerk, died Thursday of a heart attack at her home in Pasadena. She was 73.

For the past 10 years, Mrs. Schilpp was active in the Anne Arundel County Pascal Center's Go Getters, an amateur entertainment troupe of senior citizens who sang and performed skits.

She also was a longtime member of TOPS, a weight-loss support group.

The former Elizabeth Frances Butts grew up in the Govans section of Baltimore and attended Seton High School.

She and Frederick John Schilpp were married in 1938. She worked briefly at Hutzler's department store.

The couple enjoyed traveling and made frequent trips to Florida. Six years ago, they went to Hawaii for their 50th wedding anniversary.

Other survivors include a daughter, Lynne A. Kyle of Prospect Bay; two sons, Frederick G. Schilpp of Boston and W. Ronald Schilpp of Hebbville; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park, where she was a member.

Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Virgie Morrissett

Red Cross volunteer

Virgie Davidson Morrissett, a retired Red Cross volunteer and homemaker, died July 1 of cancer at her home in Ellicott City. She was 84.

She volunteered as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross in Baltimore for 40 years until 1981.

Born in Irvington, she received her education in city schools. In 1932, she married Norton R. Morrissett. Mr. Morrissett, a vice president of Maryland National Bank, died in 1988.

The Morrissetts reared a niece and great-nephews and great-nieces.

"She was special to us," said Donna Gordon, a great-niece who lives in Pikesville.

"She raised our mother and then took us in. She loved to sew and made all of her clothes, including her Red Cross uniforms. She made clothes for my mother, too. She and her husband were the happiest couple and were very kind to us," Ms. Gordon said.

Mrs. Morrissett loved gardening, and Ms. Gordon described her yard at her home as "a showplace."

In addition to Ms. Gordon, survivors include a sister, Violet Flynn of Ellicott City; two great-nephews, Mark Gordon of Ellicott City and Timothy Gordon of Eldersburg; and another great-niece, Jennifer Oxenham of Ellicott City.

Mrs. Morrissett was a member of the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday.

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