Helen Inez ParrishWar-effort workerHelen Inez Parrish, who...


Helen Inez Parrish

War-effort worker

Helen Inez Parrish, who worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp. during World War II, died Friday of a stroke at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 78.

During the war, as American women bolstered the nation's work force, Mrs. Parrish was a "tin flopper" at Bethlehem Steel's tin mill, inspecting tin sheets. Later, she worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Linthicum.

She was married for 59 years to Anton A. Parrish Sr., who died in 1992.

Mrs. Parrish was born in Grottoes, Va., and lived there for about 10 years before moving with her family to the Baltimore area, where she lived in Dundalk and Essex. She and her husband moved back to Grottoes in 1976. After his death, she lived for 2 1/2 years with her son Anton A. Parrish Jr. in Dundalk.

She was a member of the Four Square Gospel Church in McGaheysville, Va.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the chapel at Lindsey Funeral Home, Route 1, Road 750, Weyers Cave, Va. 24486.

In addition to her son Anton, she is survived by three other sons, Ernest E. Parrish of Victoria, Va.; Lawrence L. Parrish of Grottoes; and Franklin P. Parrish of Charles Town, W. Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Loretta Gutberlet Cord died Saturday of lung failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 66. The Baltimore County resident was a Baltimore native and a 1948 graduate of what is now Notre Dame Preparatory School. She had been vice president and treasurer of Microfilm Associates Ltd. in Towson.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. John's Catholic Church in Hydes. She is survived by her husband, George T. Cord Jr.; five brothers, Ronald L. Gutberlet of Cockeysville, Terrance A. Gutberlet of Phoenix, Md., Matthew J. Gutberlet of Baldwin, Stephen A. Gutberlet of Seven Valleys, Pa., and Charlie G. Caulk of Sarasota, Fla.; and two sisters, Maria A. Baldwin and Patricia G. Thomas, both of Baltimore.

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