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Gertrude E. Fryer, 75, secretary at ConrailGertrude...


Gertrude E. Fryer, 75, secretary at Conrail

Gertrude E. Fryer, a retired Conrail secretary who was active in church affairs, died of a stroke Friday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Fort Howard resident was 75.

The Edgemere native graduated from Sparrows Point High School in 1938 and joined Pennsylvania Railroad in 1943. She retired as secretary to Conrail's division superintendent at Pennsylvania Station in 1982.

She was a member of Penwood Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school, was active in the women's group and was writing a history of the church.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by a sister, Lillian S. Plichta of Baltimore; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Gail D. McCaughey, 46, Monkton artist

Services were held yesterday for Gail D. McCaughey, a watercolorist and portrait painter who lived in Monkton. She was 46.

Mrs. McCaughey, who was also an etcher, ended her life Friday at home.

The former Gail D. Mace was a Baltimore native and a 1969 graduate of Hereford High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in art education from Frostburg State University in 1973.

She was active at Gunpowder Baptist Church in Freeland, where she was a member of a Bible study group. She visited the church's shut-ins and senior citizens.

She is survived by her husband, Michael McCaughey, whom she married in 1975; her parents, D. Maxwell and Jean Mace, and a sister, Holly Thompson, all of Monkton; and a niece.

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Pub Date: 2/12/97

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