Sister Mary Mercita, 82, educator, medical librarianSister...

Sister Mary Mercita, 82, educator, medical librarian

Sister Mary Mercita Healy, R.S.M., a retired educator, superior of religious communities and medical librarian, died Monday of heart failure at The Villa, a home for retired sisters.


Sister Mercita, who was 82, became assistant medical librarian at what is now Mercy Medical Center in the 1970s and remained there until she moved to The Villa a year ago.

During the 1960s, she taught at Mount St. Agnes College and was superior of the religious community that included teachers at the college, the high school and the Mount Washington Country School for Boys.


In 1951, she became the first principal of St. Mary's School in Rockville, leaving in 1957 to become principal and superior at Holy Trinity High School in Washington.

She was born Veronica Healy in Baltimore and graduated from Western High School and College Misericordia in Dallas, Pa. She earned a master's degree in history at the Catholic University of America. She joined the Sisters of Mercy in 1932.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday at The Villa in Pinehurst.

She is survived by a brother, John Healy of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert Mason Green, 76, hospital building chief

Retired Army Maj. Robert Mason Green, who had been head of building operations at Maryland General Hospital, died Monday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center after being injured in a fall Nov. 4 at his Jarrettsville home. He was 76.

The native of Watertown, Mass., retired from the hospital about five years ago. In 1960, he retired from the Counter Intelligence Corps after enlisting in the Army 20 years earlier. He served in Europe and the Pacific during World War II.

His memberships included the National Counter Intelligence Corps Association, the Retired Officers Association and the St. Ignatius Council of the Knights of Columbus.


A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Dorothea Sellick; a daughter, Judith A. Watson of Springfield, Va.; three sisters, Mildred Green Whittaker of Lakeland, Fla., Ethel Green Martin of American Canyon, Calif., and Ruth Green Crevier of Riverside, R.I.; a brother, Raymond J. Green Jr. of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

Thelma Mae Halm, 83, a nurse in civilian and military hospitals, died Nov. 5 of pneumonia at her home in Santa Fe, N.M., where she had moved in May. Mrs. Halm was a nurse at Union Memorial Hospital in the early 1970s.

She was born Thelma Mae Eaton in Cumberland and graduated from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing there. In the late 1930s, she worked at the old Baltimore City Hospitals and in Jamaica as a civilian nurse with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Services were held Friday at Govans Boundary United Methodist Church, where she had headed the United Methodist Women and led a Girl Scout troop.

She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Halm Levin of Santa Fe; a son, Charles E. Halm Jr. of Baltimore; a sister, Ethel Judd of the Cumberland area; a brother, James Eaton of the Cumberland area; and three grandchildren. Her husband, Charles E. Halm, died in April. .


Charles W. McKinley, 75, who retired in 1980 as a United Airlines pilot specializing in transcontinental flights, died Monday of cancer at his home in Rugby Hall in Anne Arundel County. He became a commercial pilot after service as a Navy pilot and an instructor during World War II. He returned to the Navy in the late 1940s to fly in the Berlin Airlift.

The native of Kansas City, Mo., was a member of the Rotary Club of Severna Park and had been regional commodore of the Florida Fleets of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians. He also was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club and the Lago Mar Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he had a winter home.

Services were held Thursday.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Elsbeth Loebl; and a daughter, Marsha Williams of Prescott, Ariz.