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Dr. Albert Himelfarb

Physician for 50 years

Dr. Albert J. Himelfarb, who practiced internal medicine for 50 years, died yesterday at Sinai Hospital of complications from a stroke. He was 84 and lived in Pikesville.

Dr. Himelfarb, who retired in 1985, had offices on Belair Road, then on Cold Spring Lane and finally at Sinai Hospital, where he was an attending physician for half a century.

During his tenure at Sinai, he was president of the medical staff and chairman of the medical executive committee.

The Department of Medicine at Sinai presented him with its Distinguished Physician Award in 1990 and two of his patients endowed a lectureship in his name at the hospital.

Born in Baltimore, Dr. Himelfarb was a 1926 graduate of City College and a 1929 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University. After graduating from the University of Maryland medical school in 1933, he served an internship at Sinai.

During World War II, he was a flight surgeon in the Army Air Forces in North Africa and Europe, reaching the rank of captain.

He was a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the Baltimore City Medical Society, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland and the Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity.

Dr. Himelfarb was a founder of the Beth El Congregation in Pikesville.

He was a member of the Woodholme Country Club.

Graveside services were set for 3 p.m. today at Beth El Memorial Park, 9800 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Doris Sirkis; two daughters, Betsy H. Hess of Brooklandville and Ellen H. Fine of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Robert E. Cox, retired president of the Cox Distributing Co. in Easton, died Monday of cancer at the Memorial Hospital there. He was 75 and lived in St. Michaels.

He retired in 1983 from the family petroleum products company with which he had been associated since 1946. He was a former president of the Maryland Oil Jobbers Council.

Born in Cleveland, he moved with his family to the Eastern Shore from Wayne, Pa., in 1939.

He was a graduate of the Haverford School and in 1941 of Princeton University. He served first in the Navy and then in the Coast Guard during World War II, reaching the rank of captain.

He was vice chairman of the Memorial Hospital Foundation and president of the hospital's board from 1955 until 1958.

He also served on the Talbot County Republican State Central Committee and was a member of the local advisory board of Signet Bank.

He was a member of the Talbot Country Club, the Mid Ocean Club, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the Tred Avon Yacht Club; he was a former commodore of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club.

Graveside services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Mary-Louise Collier; two sons, Christopher C. Cox of Seattle and William W. Cox of Easton; a daughter, Susan L. Cox of St. Michaels; a brother, C. P. Cox II of Easton; and a grandson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Dorothy E. House

Cashier at Wendy's

Dorothy E. House, a restaurant cashier, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at her Baltimore Highlands home. She was 51.

She had been employed since 1991 as a cashier at Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers on Patapsco Avenue. Earlier, she had been on the maintenance staff at the IBM building.

Born in Martinsburg, W.Va., she moved to Fells Point in 1946 and was educated in Baltimore public schools. She also had lived in the Brooklyn section for a number of years.

Her marriage ended in divorce.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at the David J. Weber Funeral Home, Bank and Chester streets, with interment in Meadowridge Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Charles F. House and Joseph W. House, and a daughter, Essie J. Carroll; all of Baltimore Highlands; a brother, Charles J. Snyder of Fells Point; two sisters, Helen Linkus and Georgie Wilkinson, both of Baltimore Highlands; her mother, Essie J. Jones of Fells Point; and three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore 21236-0025.

Dorene W. Zalis

Artist, dog breeder

Dorene Willis Zalis, an artist and breeder of rare dogs, died June 29 of cancer at her Rockville residence. She was 55.

She owned the Rock Run Kennels in Rockville and was active in breeding and promoting Polski Owczarek Nizinny, a rare breed of Polish sheep dog known as Pons.

Cricket, one of her Pons, was the first international champion of the breed in the United States. In April, Mrs. Zalis appeared with Zoe, another Pon, on the "Regis and Kathy Lee" television show. She was also a co-founder of the American Polish Owczarek Nizinny Club.

Born and reared in Washington, she was a graduate of Coolidge High School and studied at the National Art Academy.

She had been a sculptor, painter, enamelist, goldsmith, jeweler, silk painter, stained-glass craftsman and woodcrafter.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Herbert Zalis, formerly of Baltimore; two sons, Milton Zalis of Baltimore and Michael Zalis of Rockville; two daughters, Kara Zalis Hecker of Little Ferry, N.J., and Marla Zalis of Rockville; her mother, Esther Kushner Grabill of Rockville; and a grandson.

Services were held July 1.

George McCarty Jr.

Refrigeration mechanic

George C. McCarty Jr., a refrigeration mechanic, died of pneumonia Sunday at the Baltimore Veterans Hospital. He was 38 and lived in Essex.

He had worked for the General Refrigeration Co. and earlier worked for the Green Spring Dairy.

A native of El Paso, Texas, who was reared in that state and California, he served in the Army from 1974 until 1979 and came to the Baltimore area about 10 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, the former Norma J. Alger; a son, Christopher McCarty; a daughter, Sarah McCarty; his mother and stepfather, Cleta and Dorsey Chapman, all of Essex; his stepmother and his father, Bernadette and George C. McCarty Sr. of Tyler, Texas; four sisters, Missie McCarty, Bobbie Lee Wehr and Kerry Cardarelli, all of Essex, and Kimberly Schirtle of Rosedale; two brothers, James McCarty of Essex and David McCarty of Tyler; and his grandmother, Ellen Burnette of El Paso.

Services were held yesterday.

Michael J. Rinaldi

Had seafood company

Michael J. Rinaldi, founder of a commercial seafood company, died of pneumonia on June 18 -- his 87th birthday -- at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville.

He founded the Reliant Seafood Co., which was located in the old commercial fish market on Market Place, in the late 1920s. Despite the Great Depression, he was able to build the business, which is now located in Jessup, into a well-known purveyor of seafood to restaurants, clubs and hotels.

He was born and reared in Baltimore and attended schools there.

He lived for many years on Gibbons Avenue in Hamilton with his wife, the former Marie M. Welsh, whom he married in 1929. The couple moved to the Catonsville retirement home in 1989.

He had been a communicant of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, at Harford Road and Gibbons Avenue in Baltimore.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ann Wright of Annapolis and Elizabeth Jane Mooney of Chestertown; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Transplant Candidate Assistance Fund, c/o Nemphos, Weber Bryant & Co., 9455 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City 21042.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered for Mr. Rinaldi June 20.

Carolyn H. Hill

Garrison Forest teacher

Carolyn Holbrook Hill, who taught at the Garrison Forest School, died Friday of heart failure at her home in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was 100.

She had lived in Severna Park from the mid-1940s until about four years ago.

She taught at Garrison Forest in the late 1930s.

The former Carolyn Holbrook was a native of Briarcliff, N.Y., and a graduate of Vassar College.

Her husband, Robert B. Hill, had been a teacher and athletic director at the McDonogh School in the 1920s and 1930s and, before his retirement in 1961, had taught at the Severn School. He died in 1976.

A daughter, Mary Geis, died in 1989.

Mrs. Hill is survived by two daughters, Anne Warhurst of Sale Creek, Tenn., and Caroline Green of Hixson, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, where services were held yesterday.

Amiel Montgomery


Amiel F. Montgomery Sr., a warehouseman, died Monday of heart failure at St. Agnes Hospital. The English Consul resident was 81.

He was a forklift operator at the Monroe Street warehouse of the Acme Food grocery chain from 1938 until his retirement in 1978.

Born and reared in Deltaville, Va., where he received his education, he moved to Baltimore in the early 1930s to look for work.

He had lived on Century Avenue in English Consul since 1934.

In 1936, he married the former Dorothy L. Crowther, who died in 1983.

Survivors include a son, John Montgomery Sr. of Severn; a sister, Katherine Norton of Deltaville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the English Consul Christian Church, 2733 Daisy Ave., Baltimore 21227, where he was a member and deacon for many years.

Services were held yesterday.

Gary W. Roth

Easton police sergeant

Easton Police Sgt. Gary W. Roth died Sunday of a cerebral hemorrhage at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 44.

The Easton resident had been a member of the police force since 1975. He was promoted to corporal in 1980 and to sergeant in 1984.

He had served the department as training officer, firearms instructor, commander of the Emergency Response Team and a patrol division supervisor. He helped to organize the department's SWAT team.

He was certified by the state as a police instructor and taught courses in the department and at Chesapeake College, Wor-Wic Tech Community College and the Eastern Shore Police and Correctional Academy in Salisbury.

The Baltimore native graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1968 and then served in the Navy as an aviation ordnance man in a helicopter unit in Vietnam. He was awarded a Purple Heart for a gunshot wound.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Judy A. Davidowicz; a son, George H. Roth III of Easton; his mother, E. Gilberta Roth of Woodbridge, Va.; his stepmother, Nancy L. Roth of Bethlehem; four brothers, Anne Arundel County Police Lt. Richard A. Roth of Glen Burnie, Adam V. Roth of Stafford, Va., David A. Powers of Grasonville and Joseph N. Reinaldi of Bethlehem; three sisters, Sharon A. Doege of Salisbury, Lynne E. Berrier of Virginia and Dawn M. Roth of Metairie, La.; and his grandparents, Gilbert and Evelyn Burns of Alexandria, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to the Drug Awareness Rehabilitation and Education Program of the Easton Police Department; or the Neurological Pediatrics Department at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Services were held yesterday.

C. Kenneth Myers

62 years with firm

C. Kenneth Myers, vice president of a firm that produces upholstery padding and lacrosse sticks, died Sunday of cancer at the Manor Care Towson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Timonium resident was 79.

He had been associated with the William T. Burnett & Co. in Baltimore for 62 years. The firm produces cotton and polyurethane upholstery padding and, through a subsidiary, STX lacrosse sticks.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of City College and a member of Club Boomerang, a club of 12 men that began in the late 1920s in Boy Scout Troop 67 at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity in West Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth H. Wright; a son, K. Randall Myers of Roslyn Heights, N.Y.; a stepbrother, Norvin Myers of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was an usher at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson, where services were held Wednesday.

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