Mary L. Buck, 62, cab owner and...


Mary L. Buck, 62, cab owner and driver

Mary L. Buck, an independent cab owner and driver who was active in church affairs, died in her sleep Fridayat her Woodlawn residence. She was 62.

For the last 25 years, Mrs. Buck, who was affiliated with the Royal Cab Association, was a contract driver, taking students to school and patients to area hospitals.

She was a member of the Monroe Street Church of God in Baltimore where she spent many hours aiding recovering alcoholics and drug abusers through the Freedom Now Outreach Ministry.

The former Mary L. Morgan was born in Lamar, S.C., and graduated from Brockington High School in Timmonsville, S.C., in 1952. She moved to Baltimore in 1957.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Monroe Street Church of God, 301 N. Monroe St.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Edward J. Buck Sr.; three sons, James L. Washington of Finksburg, and Terrise Washington and Edward J. Buck Jr., both of Baltimore; a daughter, Trezeline Denise Buck of Baltimore; a brother, Wilbert Morgan of Laurelton, N.Y.; three sisters, Dr. Alice Morgan-Brown and Delorise Morgan, both of Baltimore, and Elease Morgan of Laurelton; and a grandchild. Dorothy G. Frainie, a manager for a clothing store chain and a founder of the Rodgers Forge Improvement Association, died Saturday at Roland Park Place of complications from a stroke. She was 94.

She retired in 1967 after more than 20 years as manager of the lingerie department at the Hochschild Kohn & Co. branch at Belvedere Avenue and York Road. During World War II, she was employed by the Office of Price Administration in Towson.

The former Dorothy Ganster was born and raised on East Caroline Street. She was a 1920 graduate of what became Notre Dame Preparatory School and earned a bachelor's degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She was the last surviving member of the Class of 1924.

"She said that she'd 'hold the next class reunion in a phone booth with myself,' " said her son, Charles A. Frainie of Woodlawn.

The longtime Rodgers Forge resident helped establish the neighborhood association in 1938 and was its president in 1940. She was a member of the Loyola High School Mothers Club for many years.

In 1924, she married Charles A. Frainie, who died last year. A son, Frank H. Frainie, died in 1955.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, York and Overbrook roads.

Other survivors include two daughters, Margaret E. Wright of Towson and Sallyann F. Morris of Amelia Island, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Regina Polston Nutter, 84, early crossing guard

A memorial service for Regina Polston Nutter, 84, a lifelong Baltimorean, was held Sunday.

Mrs. Nutter, who lived in Edmondson Village, died March 27 of a heart attack at St. Agnes Hospital.

She graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1928 and married Harvey Polston Sr. the next year. The marriage ended in divorce in 1956.

In 1949, she was among Baltimore's first crossing guards, stationed at Pennsylvania Avenue and Robert Street. She was a crossing guard for 14 years.

Survivors include her husband, James Randolph Nutter, whom she married in 1971; two daughters, Betty Williams and Michelle Rigsby; a stepdaughter, Karen Nutter; six sons, Harvey Polston Jr. and Kenneth, Warren, Wayne, Michael and Kevin Polston; and 27 grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 6/26/96

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