Virginia L. Cook Brown, 90, active churchwomanVirginia...


Virginia L. Cook Brown, 90, active churchwoman

Virginia Louise Cook Brown, a homemaker and active churchwoman, died of cancer Monday at the Sandtown Winchester Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in West Baltimore. She was 90.

A native of Lancaster County, Va., the former Virginia Cook came to Baltimore in the early 1920s and was educated in city public schools. In 1926, she married Arnett James Brown Sr., who died in 1989.

For 60 years, Mrs. Brown was a member of Sharon Baptist Church in West Baltimore, where she participated in various groups, was designated "Church Mother" and was among the first women to become a deacon.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Sharon Baptist Church, 1373 N. Stricker St.

She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Page of Baltimore; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Mildred J. Seaborne, 93, teacher and principal

Mildred J. Seaborne, a retired Baltimore educator, died Monday of a heart attack at Sinai Hospital. She was 93 and lived at Cross Keys.

Mrs. Seaborne began her teaching career in 1924 in city elementary schools and retired as principal of Lombard Junior High School in 1969.

Born in East Baltimore, the former Mildred Jones earned a bachelor's degree from Morgan State College in 1930, a master's degree from Columbia University and took doctoral courses at the Johns Hopkins University.

She was a member of Pi Lambda Theta, an honorary and professional education fraternity. Her professional memberships included the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Baltimore City Retired Teachers Association.

Her 1940 marriage to Harold Seaborne ended in divorce.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by a niece, Andrea Diane Graham of Potomac; a cousin, Carolyn Dotson Wainwright of Baltimore; and a goddaughter, Lisa Lattimore Malone of Philadelphia.

Charles S. Pineo, 94, civil engineer, consultant

Charles S. Pineo, a former civil engineer and consultant, died last Friday of heart failure at the Vantage House Retirement Community in Columbia. He was 94.

The native of Worcester, Mass., earned an engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1926 and worked for the New England Power Company, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Panama Canal Co.

Mr. Pineo, who moved to Columbia in 1990, also worked for 21 years for the U.S. Agency for International Development and retired in 1964.

He worked for the Pan American Health Organization from 1964 until 1969, when he retired again and became a consultant to the World Health Organization, the American Public Health Association, the World Bank and AID for several years.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Vantage House Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.

He is survived by his wife, the former Alice E. Buxton, whom he married in 1927; a daughter, Sharon P. Myer of Columbia; two grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Pub Date: 9/18/98

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