Sweetser Linthicum, 89, longtime lawyer in ArundelSweetser...


Sweetser Linthicum, 89, longtime lawyer in Arundel

Sweetser Linthicum, a longtime Anne Arundel County lawyer and a descendant of the founders of the community that bears his name, died Wednesday of heart failure at his home in Linthicum Heights. He was 89.

In 1801, Abner Linthicum, Mr. Linthicum's great-great-grandfather, bought a 500 acres of farmland that would become the community of Linthicum, said Sweetser Linthicum's grandnephew, Bruce Kromminga of Linthicum Heights.

An Anne Arundel native, Mr. Linthicum graduated from Baltimore City College in 1926 and the Johns Hopkins University in 1931. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland.

He worked for several law firms before serving in the Army during World War II. In 1948, he started a law firm in Linthicum Heights and at the time of his death was still working part time.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.

Other survivors include a nephew, Luster Vickrey of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and a niece, April Spoerl of Macungie, Pa.

Marjorie Jane Clarke, 89, locally exhibited sculptor

Marjorie Jane Clarke, a sculptor who learned her craft at Maryland Institute, College of Art, died of heart failure Thursday at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson. She was 89.

Mrs. Clarke, who lived in the Butler section of Baltimore County, graduated from Maryland Institute in 1933 and won a scholarship from the college's Rinehart School of Sculpture in 1934. The scholarship enabled her to study in Europe.

She worked as a sculptor until 1975, and some of her works are exhibited in the University of Maryland medical buildings in downtown Baltimore.

Born Marjorie Rowland in Baltimore, she graduated from the old Girls' Latin School in 1925 and Goucher College in 1929. Her last exhibit was at Goucher College in 1989.

She and Dr. Carl Dame Clarke Sr. were married in 1933. He died in 1987.

Surviving are two sons, J. M. Rowland Clarke of Towson and Carl D. Clarke Jr. of Abingdon, Va.; two daughters, Mary Virginia Clarke Slemp of Richmond, Va., and Cassandra C. van Waveren of Lutherville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road in Glyndon.

Memorial donations may be made to Rinehart School of Sculpture, Goucher College or St. John's Episcopal Church.

Pub Date: 1/19/97

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