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Robert A. Riley Jr., 72, obstetrician, gynecologist

Dr. Robert A. Riley Jr., a retired obstetrician and gynecologist, died Wednesday of respiratory disease at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 72.

The Annapolis resident retired in 1985 after 30 years in practice ,, in Annapolis. He started Annapolis OB-GYN Associates and, from 1962 to 1973, was chief of OB-GYN at what was then Anne Arundel General Hospital.

Born in Pottsville, Pa., he was a graduate of the Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Emory University and the University of Maryland Medical School.

He entered the Air Force in 1946 and served as a major in Korea. He received a Bronze Star before leaving the service in 1952.

Dr. Riley was a former senior warden of St. Anne's Episcopal Church on Church Circle in Annapolis, where a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today.

His first marriage to the former Elfreida Mueller ended in divorce. He is survived by his wife, the former Madelaine Moorman; three sons, Robert A. Riley III of Abidjan, the Ivory Coast, Frank A. Riley of Oslo, Norway, and Richard M. Riley of Annapolis; a stepdaughter, Polly Ellis of Annapolis; a sister, Alice Hall of Annapolis; a brother, Frank H. Riley of Annapolis; and five grandchildren.

Elizabeth B. Pirie, 92, enjoyed bridge, gardening

Elizabeth B. Pirie, who was still enjoying a game of bridge two months ago at 92, died Wednesday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center of respiratory disease.

The Rodgers Forge resident was born Elizabeth Burnett in Georgia and moved to Baltimore 60 years ago. She was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, and had enjoyed gardening.

Her first husband, J. Walter Turner, died in 1970.

Services for Mrs. Pirie will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, 6500 York Road.

She is survived by her husband, William S. Pirie Jr.; and four grandchildren.

Muriel C. Shimuk, 79, motor vehicle unit clerk

Muriel C. Shimuk, who was a clerk at the old Department of Motor Vehicles headquarters in Baltimore as a young woman, died Thursday of kidney failure at North Arundel Hospital. She was 79.

Mrs. Shimuk had lived in Pasadena for 25 years. She had been a member of auxiliaries of Moose lodges in Baltimore and Glen Burnie.

She was born Muriel C. Hemerich in Baltimore and graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel School in South Baltimore.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today at Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

Her husband, John A. Shimuk, died in 1978. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Dudley of Pasadena; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service planned for Melvin 'Slappy' White

A memorial service for Melvin Edward White, the Baltimore native who became famous as Slappy White during a long career as a dancer and comedian, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Christ Temple Church, 2117 Pennsylvania Ave.

Mr. White, 74, died Nov. 7 after a heart attack at his home in Brigantine, N.J. He is survived by two sisters, Daisy Allen and Mary Duppins, both of Baltimore; and many nieces and nephews.

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