Margaret Elaine Mooney, 81, Baltimore attorneyA memorial...


Margaret Elaine Mooney, 81, Baltimore attorney

A memorial service for Margaret Elaine Mooney, a retired attorney, will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 17 in the chapel at Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd.

She died Dec. 11 at Good Samaritan from complications resulting from a fall at her Cedarcroft home. She was 81.

Born and raised in Howard Park, she graduated from Forest Park High School in 1934 and the University of Baltimore law school in 1938, the only woman among 59 candidates who passed the Maryland bar that year.

She practiced estate and domestic law for more than 50 years, mostly from an office in the Katz Building at Baltimore and Charles streets. In later years, she worked out of her home.

She is survived by two nephews, William F. Mooney of Eldersburg and Stanley P. Mooney of Reston, Va.; and six grandnieces and grandnephews. Maurice G. Rosenfeld, a certified public accountant and founder and partner in an Owings Mills accounting firm, died Sunday of a heart attack at his Pikesville residence. He was 62.

In 1960, he helped found the accounting firm of Rosenfeld, Lefko and Liberman.

Born and raised in Northwest Baltimore, he was a 1951 graduate of City College and earned his law and accounting degrees from the University of Baltimore. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict and was discharged with the rank of lieutenant.

He was a member of Beth El Congregation and the Silver Birch Swim Club.

Services were to be held at noon today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Sheila Shuster; a son, Mitchell Rosenfeld of San Francisco; two daughters, Jill Molofsky of Owings Mills and Dana Rosenfeld of Washington; and four grandchildren.

Edwin Joel Hankin, 62, government accountant

Edwin Joel Hankin, a retired federal accountant, died Sunday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of leukemia. He was 62 and lived in Columbia.

The Baltimore native graduated from City College in 1951 and joined the Army during the Korean conflict. After he was discharged in 1953, he attended the Baltimore College of Commerce -- now the University of Baltimore -- and earned a degree in accounting.

He worked as an accountant for Gorn Builders and as an accountant and office manager for O'Conor and Flynn, a real estate firm. Then in 1964, he joined the federal government and retired in 1987 and became a self-employed accountant.

He was a member of Beth Israel Congregation in Randallstown and a founder of Beth Shalom Congregation in Columbia.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Survivors include his wife, the former Rona Lea Springer whom he married in 1957; two sons, Ira Hankin of San Francisco and Kenneth Hankin of Seattle; a daughter, Judith Hankin of Bakersville, W.Va.; and a brother, Norman Hankin of Highland.

Thomas A. Cullember, 54, construction supervisor

Thomas A. Cullember, a carpenter and construction supervisor, died Friday of cancer at his home in Edgewater. He was 54.

For the past 16 years, Mr. Cullember was job superintendent for Talles Construction Co., a builder of custom homes in the Baltimore area.

He began his career as a carpenter with F. A. Phipps Construction.

"He enjoyed woodworking and built several pieces of furniture," said his daughter, Deborah E. Cullember of Glen Burnie. "He really liked working with his hands."

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

In addition to his daughter, survivors include his wife of 35 years, the former Nancy L. Tubb; his parents, Owen and Marian Phipps Cullember of Edgewater; two sons, Michael V. Cullember of Key West, Fla., and Richard T. Cullember of Glen Burnie; two brothers, James O. Cullember of Churchton and Jerome Cullember of Deale; two sisters, Theresa Chapman of Edgewater and Betty Stratton of Davidsonville; and a grandson.

Bernard Paul Rabb, 56, publisher, founder of Tribe

Bernard Paul Rabb, publisher and president of Columbia Publishing Co. of Baltimore, died Jan. 30 of liver failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Charles Village resident was 56.

Mr. Rabb, who moved to Baltimore from Hunterdon, N.J., in 1987, founded Columbia Publishing in 1975.

The firm produced publications for the Ford Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Sotheby's, the National Gallery of Art and other institutions and museums.

He was the founder, editor and publisher of Tribe, a gay literary journal.

The Brooklyn, N.Y., native earned a bachelor's degree in music at New York University in 1960.

He left an extensive collection of recordings and scores to the Arthur Friedman Library of the Peabody Institute.

A memorial service was held Friday.

He is survived by two sons, Jefferson Rabb of New York City and Nathaniel Rabb of Baltimore; and his longtime companion, Phillip George of Baltimore.

Donald McClee White Sr., 56, who retired in March after 22 years as a Mass Transit Administration bus operator, died of lung cancer Jan. 28 at his home on Longwood Street in Baltimore.

Services for the West Virginia native were held Friday .

He is survived by his wife, the former Alice J. Gross, whom he married in 1981; a son, Donald M. White Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Jill White of Greensboro, N.C., Shervin Gore of Columbus, and Alicia White and Tira Grant, both of Baltimore; three brothers, Leroy White of Ingram Branch, W.Va., the Rev. Lawrence Clark of Lanham and Vernon Clark of Oceanside, Calif.; three sisters, Gladys Walker of Richmond, Va., and Mary Marshall and Helen DeWitt, both of Columbus; and four grandchildren.

Doris Schmalbach Brinkley, 77, a homemaker who taught Sunday school at Lutheran churches for more than 60 years, died of heart failure Wednesday at her home in North East in Cecil County.

Services for the Baltimore native were held Saturday.

Her husband, Franklin P. Brinkley, died in 1980. Survivors include four sons, Douglas Brinkly and Phillip A. Brinkley, both of North East, Donn M. Brinkley of Forest Hill and Neil F. Brinkley of Baltimore; a brother, Arthur Schmalbach of Delta, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Thomas D. Braun, 88, retired director of the old Maryland Vocational Rehabilitation Service, died Wednesday of cancer at a nursing home in Seminole, Fla.

The former Towson resident and Pittsburgh native moved to Seminole in 1973. He began working in 1934 for the state agency, now the Division of Rehabilitation Services, and retired in 1971.

Services will be private.

Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Schlincke, whom he married in 1930; a son, Thomas H. Braun of Largo, Fla.; a daughter, Sharon B. Frazier of Towson; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Joseph DeRugeriis, 48, administrator of opera companies in Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco and several other cities, died Jan. 23 in New York City of complications from AIDS.

He was assistant to the director of the Baltimore Opera from November 1994 to March 1995. He also had held administrative positions at the Chicago Opera Theatre, the San Francisco Opera Center and the San Diego Opera.

Private memorial services will be held in his native Philadelphia and in Washington and San Francisco.

Survivors include his stepmother, Virginia DeRugeriis of Philadelphia; and two half-brothers, Mark and James DeRugeriis, both of New York.

Cletus W. Ortt, 84, a retired oil company executive and former Towson resident, died Jan. 18 of cancer at his home in Treasure Island, Fla.

Services for the East Baltimore native were held Jan. 20.

His first wife, the former Katharine Poehlman, died in 1978.

He is survived by his wife, the former Anita Peterson; three sons, Jack Ortt of Bel Air, Patrick Ortt of Lake Mary, Fla., and Michael Ortt of Huntington Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Beverly Drake of Glenarm and Vivian Vantine of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; a brother, Lawrence Ortt of Chesapeake City; a sister, Regina Johnson of Bel Air; four stepsons, Richard Peterson, Mark Peterson, Jay Peterson and Drew Peterson, all of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Virginia Bowen Peard, 83, a Baltimore native and former Roland Park resident, died Jan. 12 of respiratory failure in Fresno, Calif.

A memorial service was held Saturday at St. David's Episcopal Church in Roland Park. Her husband, Leslie H. Peard Jr., whom she married in 1931, died in 1977. She is survived by three sons, Trevor B. Peard of Wallingford, Conn., Leslie H. Peard III of Fresno and Howard R. Peard of Cincinnati; and six grandchildren.

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