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Dr. Charmian ElkesAssociate professorA memorial service for...


Dr. Charmian Elkes

Associate professor

A memorial service for Dr. Charmian Elkes, a former associate professor at the Johns Hopkins medical school, was planned for 10:30 a.m. today at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church in Bethesda.

Dr. Elkes, who was 75, died March 19 of cardiac arrest at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. She had lived in Chevy Chase since 1978.

The former Charmian Bourne was a native of London and a graduate of the King's College Hospital medical school there. She came to the United States in 1957.

First at the National Institute of Mental Health and later at Hopkins, she helped to develop a program for training mental health counselors.

In 1969, she became the chief of the division of psychiatry at the Comprehensive Health Services Program in Columbia. After leaving there in 1978, she had a private practice in Chevy Chase until she retired nearly four years ago.

Her first marriage ended in divorce in 1974. She married Darwin Stolzenbach-Fairweather in 1975. He died in January.

Survivors include a daughter, Anna Parris of Chevy Chase; two sisters, Margot Gilbert of Aldwick, England, and Joan Ostry of Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada.

Rev. Otis B. Read Jr.

Baptist minister

The Rev. Otis B. Read Jr., pastor of the Joppa Gospel Tabernacle near Parkville, died Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice of liver disease. He was 84 and lived in Lutherville.

Dr. Read started Joppa Gospel Tabernacle, a nondenominational church, in 1957. He had been a Baptist minister since 1934, and came to this area in 1939 as pastor of Hamilton Baptist Church.

The native of Mount Holly, N.J., was a graduate of Colby College. He was awarded a doctorate of divinity by Marantha Institute.

Services were to be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mildred L. Sheppard; two sons, Otis B. Read III and Robin S. Read, both of Timonium; two sisters, Florence Clark of Hampton Beach, N.H., and Margaret Buzzell of Hendersonville, N.C.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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