Stanley Scherr, 83, lawyer, public appointeeStanley Scherr,...


Stanley Scherr, 83, lawyer, public appointee

Stanley Scherr, a lawyer who held several state and municipal posts, died Wednesday of cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 83.

The Baltimore native retired last year from the practice of law.

He graduated from City College in 1931 and earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1934. In 1937, he began his law practice and was named chairman of the State Athletic Commission.

He served with the Coast Guard during World War II and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of senior lieutenant. That year, he was appointed general counsel to the Housing Authority of Baltimore.

In 1951, he was appointed chief magistrate of the old Traffic Court.

In 1955, he was appointed general counsel of the state Public Service Commission and to the Civic Center Commission in 1956. In 1963 he was appointed to the Baltimore Board of Fire Commissioners. He left the board in 1967 as chairman.

Long active in Republican politics, in 1952 he chaired Maryland's delegation to the Republican National Convention.

His wife of 49 years, the former Sylvia Finkelstein, died in 1990.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Arlington Cemetery, 4300 N. Rogers Ave.

Survivors include a son, H. Robert Scherr of Pikesville; a daughter, Harriett S. Goldberg of Lutherville; a brother, Jerome G. Scherr of Pikesville; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Camille Joan Shaffer Dorn, 80, nutritionist

A memorial Mass for Camille Joan Shaffer Dorn, a retired nutritionist, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 600 S. Conkling St. in Highlandtown.

Mrs. Dorn, who was 80, died of cancer Jan. 5 at her Frackville, Pa. home.

Born Camille J. Shaffer in Everson, Pa., she lived in the Baltimore area in the late 1940s and the 1950s.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Henry J. Dorn; a brother, Regis Shaffer of Everson; and many nieces and nephews.

Sister Mary Mark, 85, dietitian for Oblate Sisters

Sister Mary Mark Mansell, a dietitian for the Oblate Sisters of Providence for more than 50 years, died Tuesday of heart failure at the health care center of the order's motherhouse in Catonsville. She was 85.

Sister Mark was a dietitian first at the old motherhouse -- St. Frances Academy on East Chase Street in Baltimore -- and then at Our Lady of Mount Providence, the motherhouse in Catonsville.

She retired in 1990.

Born and raised in British Guiana, the former Beatrice Maude Mansell immigrated to Brooklyn, N.Y., in the early 1930s. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1934 from Pratt Institute in New York and entered the Oblate Sisters of Providence in 1939.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 7:30 p.m. today at Our Lady of Mount Providence Convent chapel, 701 Gun Road, Catonsville.

She is survived by a niece, Ann Wilkinson of Queens, N.Y.; and several cousins.

Rosalie Stirling Graham, 85, authority on silver, china

Rosalie Stirling Graham, an authority on silver and china, died Feb. 2 of heart failure at her lifelong home in Mount Washington. She was 85.

Miss Graham retired in 1975 after 30 years as a sales associate at Stieff and Co.

She lived on Thornbury Road in the family home, an 1850 Victorian mansion that was built by Thomas Dixon, the architect who developed Mount Washington.

During World War II, the dwelling was converted into apartments.

She was president of the Rosalie and Stirling Graham House Inc., a nonprofit foundation named for her parents that is bTC devoted to historic preservation and wildlife conservation.

She was a member of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, Park and Lafayette avenues, where services will be held at noon today.

She is survived by a brother, Joseph S. Graham, and a niece, Camilla S. Auger, both of Aspen, Colo.

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