Calvin Frederick Sinclair, 72, Roman Catholic priestThe...

Calvin Frederick Sinclair, 72, Roman Catholic priest

The Rev. Calvin Frederick Sinclair, former associate pastor of St. Veronica Roman Catholic Church in South Baltimore, died Monday of pneumonia at St. Joseph Manor in North Baltimore. He was 72.

Father Sinclair, who retired in 1996, served as associate pastor of St. Veronica's in Cherry Hill from 1979 to 1980 and 1984 to 1985. He was associate pastor of St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in East Baltimore from 1980 to 1981.

Born in St. Louis, Father Sinclair served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. In 1948, he enlisted in the Air Force and was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant in 1957.

After earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, he taught for several years before entering St. Joseph Society of the Sacred Heart, the Josephite Fathers, in 1973. He was ordained in 1979.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph Manor, 911 W. Lake Ave.

He is survived by a sister, Mary Jane Stubbs of Jackson, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews.

Irene Ritger, 76, founder of Middleborough Inn

Irene Ritger, who with her husband owned and operated the Middleborough Inn in Essex for more than two decades, died Monday of heart failure at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was 76 and lived in Bowleys Quarters.

She and Francis "Dick" Ritger, whom she married in 1953, opened the popular restaurant in 1965. The restaurant, whose motto was "Excellent Food -- Cocktails -- in Country Surroundings," was known for steaks, chops and Maryland seafood dishes.

They sold the business in 1987 and retired to Ocean City, where they built Irene-By-The-Sea Condominium at 138th Street. They also had a Fort Lauderdale home.

Their first business venture was Dick and Irene's Monumental Bar in East Baltimore, which they operated from 1953 to 1966.

The former Irene Miller was born in Rosedale and graduated from county schools.

She was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, Lombard and Wolfe streets, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Francis J. Ritger of Chase; a daughter, Barbara Morrison of Baltimore; a brother, Andrew Miller, and a sister, Evelyn Lovetinsky, both of Essex; and three grandchildren.

Doris Elizabeth Doyle, 68, parochial school librarian

Doris Elizabeth Doyle, who had been the librarian at St. Ursula parochial school in Parkville, died Monday of complications from a liver transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 68 and lived in Carney.

Mrs. Doyle began volunteering at the school on Harford Road in 1968, and then became the librarian. She retired because of health reasons in 1996. At that time, the library was renamed the Doris Doyle Library.

The former Doris Weinrich was born in West Baltimore, graduated from business school and worked as a secretary at General Electric Co. until she married Larry Doyle Sr. in 1957.

She was a communicant of St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Tim Doyle of Ocean View, Del., and Larry Doyle Jr. and Mike Doyle, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Debbie Haubert of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; four sisters, Thelma Vaughn of Reston, Va., Eleanor Muhly of Norfolk, Va., Jeannie Shipley of Ridgely and Frances Barber of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Memorial service set today for Jeanette R. Wolman

A memorial service for Jeanette R. Wolman, pioneering Baltimore attorney, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave.

Mrs. Wolman, who died Jan. 17, was the first female member of the Baltimore City Bar Association.


Leon S. Golnick: An obituary for Leon S. Golnick in yesterday's editions of The Sun contained inaccurate information provided by a family member. He is survived by a daughter, Maxine Cohen of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The Sun regrets the errors.

Pub Date: 1/29/99

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