W. Melvin StreetNews American executiveW. Melvin Street,...


W. Melvin Street

News American executive

W. Melvin Street, former general manager of the News American, died Saturday of cancer at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. He was 70 and a resident of College Park and Haines City, Fla.

He retired in 1986 after six years as executive vice president of the National Newspaper Association in Washington. He was general manager of the News American from 1966 until 1971.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of the University of %J Maryland and its law school. While an undergraduate, he was a charter member of UM's chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe and his decorations included the Purple Heart.

Graveside services were set for 11 a.m. today at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

He is survived by a son, Wayne Street of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Diana Tracey of Alexandria, Va.; three brothers, Vernon and Pete Street, both of Severna Park, and Frank Street of Crofton; and two grandchildren.


Irene F. Moore

Social Security clerk

Irene F. Moore, a clerk at Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn, died Sunday of cancer at the Stella Maris Hospice. She was 57 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

She had worked for SSA for 28 years.

The former Irene F. Savage was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Douglass High School. She attended Baltimore City Community College and Morgan State University.

She was a deaconess and choir mother for the youth choir at Macedonia Baptist Church, 718 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore, where services were set for 7:30 p.m. today.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas D. Moore; a son, Thomas D. Moore Jr. of Baltimore; five brothers, Vernon and Jerome Savage, both of Baltimore, Roland Savage of Gaithersburg, Richard Savage of Eldersburg and Donald Savage Ellicott City; and two sisters, Joan Houston of Randallstown and Elvira Gill of Woodlawn.

The family has established a scholarship fund in her name at Macedonia Baptist Church.

Copyright © 2020, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad