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Charles SpigelmirePharmacistCharles E. Spigelmire Sr., a pharmacist...


Charles Spigelmire


Charles E. Spigelmire Sr., a pharmacist who had been active in local professional organizations, died July 15 at Deaton

Specialty Hospital and Home of complications after surgery. He was 89 and lived in Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville.

Mr. Spigelmire worked part time at MacGillivray's Pharmacy at Charles and Read streets in Baltimore, where he had been a member of the staff since about 1970 when the pharmacy bought B. T. Smith & Co. He had been a partner since 1942 in Smith's, which was in the 1100 block of N. Charles St.

He was treasurer of the Baltimore Metropolitan Pharmaceutical Association from 1953 until 1985, was active for many years on committees of the Maryland Pharmacists Association and was president of the Baltimore Veteran Druggists.

David Miller, executive director of the pharmacists association, described Mr. Spigelmire as an "institution in Baltimore pharmacy," who had single-handedly raised the money for the third-floor laboratory at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Mr. Spigelmire appeared on a radio program, "Your Best Neighbor," discussing matters related to health in the 1960s and 1970s.

In 1971, the Maryland Pharmacists Association gave him its Bowl of Hygeia award for his service to the community and the profession. In 1983 and 1987, it gave him its Seidman Distinguished Achievement Award for his work with the Baltimore Metropolitan Pharmaceutical Association.

jTC Born in Swissvale, Pa., Mr. Spigelmire was raised in Sparrows Point. He was a graduate of Loyola High School and the UM pharmacy school.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Josephine H. Kaminski; two sons, Charles E. Spigelmire III of Moncks Corner, S.C., and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael F. Spigelmire of Peach Tree City, Ga.; a daughter, Mary Jo Tecce of Wellesley, Mass.; two sisters, Sara Jane Chamberlin of Baltimore and Sister Mary Venarda Spigelmire, S.S.N.D., of Towson; and seven grandchildren.

Cordelia Underwood


Cordelia Underwood, an active church member, died Tuesday of heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Baltimore resident was 76.

Mrs. Underwood, who was married for 52 years to Orville W. Underwood, was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Baltimore for 41 years. She had been president of the senior missionaries at the church since 1969.

She spent much of her time visiting the sick at their homes or in nursing centers around Baltimore, her family said.

Mrs. Underwood also was a member and chaplain of the church choir. She also was a life member of the United Baptist Convention Chior.

Mrs. Underwood worked to prevent juvenile delinquency as a 30-year member of the East Side Community Committee. She had received several awards for her community efforts, including a mayoral citation in 1993.

She was born Cordelia Jennings in Nottaway County, Va., and moved to Baltimore in her late teens.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Southern Baptist Church, 1701 N. Chester St. in Baltimore.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Robert A. Jennings of Connecticut and Orville W. Underwood III of Michigan; three daughters, Theresa Alston and Alice Dawkins, both of Baltimore, and Margaret Underwood of New Jersey; two brothers, Lawrence Jennings and Albert Jennings, both of Virginia; two sisters, Mary Paul and Thelma Shivers of New York City; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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