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Dr. Cleo D. Stiles Jr.


Dr. Cleo D. Stiles Jr., a retired ophthalmologist, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Dulaney-Towson Health Care Center. The Towson resident was 90.

Dr. Stiles retired in 1982. He had practiced in Towson since 1955 and, earlier, in both Towson and the Medical Arts Building in downtown Baltimore.

From 1932 until 1938, he had a general ophthalmology practice in Frostburg, but then was trained as an eye, ear, nose and throat specialist at University of Maryland Hospital. He joined another doctor in that specialty with offices in the Medical Arts Building.

After a short time, he restricted his practice to ophthalmology.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Stiles operated an eye clinic at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital.

He was a member of the Baltimore County Medical Society, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the American Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

In 1948, he moved from Catonsville to Towson, where he was to serve as ruling elder of Towson Presbyterian Church. He and his wife headed the church's Married Couples Club in 1949 and began its annual Strawberry Festival, which is held in June.

Born in Albany, Ga., Dr. Stiles received his undergraduate and medical education at Emory University. He came to Maryland to serve an internship at Maryland General Hospital and a residency at Bon Secours Hospital.

A memorial service for Dr. Stiles is to be held at 11 a.m. today at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Annice Duncan; a daughter, Martha S. Poehler of Towson; a son, retired Air Force Col. Thomas L. Stiles of Niceville, Fla.; four grandsons; and five great-granddaughters.

Mildred G. Durst

Retired phone operator

Mildred G. Durst, a retired telephone operator, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Aah-Tul Care Limited, an assisted living home in Columbia. She was 91.

Mrs. Durst had retired in 1953 from Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland after starting to work there at the age of 14 for a weekly salary of $12.50.

The former Mildred G. Rhodes was a native of Fells Point. She and her husband, Bayne Durst, moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., just after her retirement. Mr. Durst died in 1955.

Mrs. Durst remained in Florida until 1986, when she moved to the Columbia home of her niece, Dorothy M. Vollmerhausen, whom she had raised.

Services for Mrs. Durst were set for 1 p.m. today at the Slack Funeral Home, 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. Other survivors include grandnieces and grandnephews; and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Milton W. Jacobson

Dairy's credit manager

Milton W. Jacobson, retired credit manager of Cloverland Farms Dairy and former owner of a truck rental company, died Sunday of complications of Parkinson's disease at the Jewish Convalescent Center in Randallstown. He was 83.

Mr. Jacobson, who lived in Belvedere Towers Apartments, had worked for Cloverland and a predecessor, the Royal Dunloggin Dairy, for about 30 years. He was general manager of Royal Dunloggin during World War II.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he owned National Motor Rental Co.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from City College in 1930, and later from Baltimore Business College.

Mr. Jacobson was president of the Baltimore Outdoor Art Festival, which staged art shows on the periphery of Druid Hill Park lake, and then in Charles Center, before it was absorbed into Artscape.

He was a member of the Advertising Club of Baltimore.

Services will be private.

Survivors include his wife, the former Helen Levin; a son, Alan B. Jacobson of Columbia; and two grandchildren.

The Rev. J. H. August Borleis, 92, a Highlandtown native and retired Army chaplain, died April 13 of heart failure at Michael Manor Nursing Home in Gettysburg, Pa.

Services for Mr. Borleis, who was pastor of Uniontown Lutheran Church in Carroll County from 1962 to 1974, were held in Gettysburg.

His wife, the former Madeleine Deihl, died in 1988. He is survived by a daughter, Lillian B. Teich of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Fred L. Borleis of White Marsh; two sisters, Bertha Pocock of Sun City, Ariz., and Dorothy Doerrer of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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