Catherine M. SmithBaltimore Sun secretaryCatherine M. Smith,...


Catherine M. Smith

Baltimore Sun secretary

Catherine M. Smith, who had been a secretary at The Baltimore Sun, died July 20 of complications from diverticulitis at L.W. Blake Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. She was 73.

She began her career in the newspaper's composing room in 1954, and was promoted to the national advertising department, where she was a secretary until 1971.

A resident of Rockdale in Baltimore County for many years, she moved to Bradenton in 1973 and was a secretary for the Bradenton Herald and the Sarasota Herald Tribune until retiring in 1985.

She was born Catherine M. Pope in Camden, S.C., and attended schools there. She married Bruce L. Smith in 1942, and moved to Baltimore in 1949.

Plans for a memorial service in Camden are incomplete.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Timothy A. Smith of Reisterstown and Ronald L. Smith of Bradenton; a daughter, Elizabeth J. Heleno of Seminole, Fla.; a sister, Elizabeth Murray of Rockville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Beulah Church, Beulah Churchyard, Camden, S.C. 29020.

Lelia B. McCeney

Garden club member

Lelia B. McCeney, who was active in her Laurel community, died July 22 at Laurel Regional Hospital of cancer and emphysema. She was 84.

Mrs. McCeney was a member of the Forest Garden Club and chaired the committee that raised money for landscaping at the hospital, where a gazebo was named for her.

She was a member of the Laurel Historical Association and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

She was the first winner of the award for volunteer work at the Laurel branch of the American Heart Association.

She was born Lelia Brennan in Charleston, S.C., and attended Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., before moving in 1932 to Washington, where she worked in a congressional office.

She moved to Laurel in 1934 after her marriage to Dr. Robert F. McCeney. He died in 1988.

Private services were planned.

She is survived by two sons, George B. McCeney of Glencoe and James B. McCeney of Kensington; a brother, John C. pTC Brennan of Laurel; and four grandchildren.

The Rev. Edward D. Eichman, S.S.J., 75, who had been a teacher, pastor and area director of parishes operated by St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart in East Texas and Southwest Louisiana, died Thursday of a respiratory illness at St. Joseph's Manor, the Josephite retirement home in Baltimore.

The Philadelphia native was ordained in 1946 and retired in 1993.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Manor, 911 W. Lake Ave.

He is survived by two brothers, Dr. M. Eigene Eichman of Ocean City, N.J., and John Lawrence Eichman of North Cape May, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews.

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