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Doris Marceline Pennick, 78, Hecht's employee, nurseDoris...


Doris Marceline Pennick, 78, Hecht's employee, nurse

Doris Marceline Pennick, a retired department store employee, died Friday of cancer at Mercy Medical Center. The West Baltimore resident was 78.

Mrs. Pennick was a sales clerk and department manager at the Hecht Co. store on Howard Street in downtown Baltimore from the early 1960s until 1984. She then was a licensed practical nurse at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Catonsville and Rosewood Center in Owings Mills.

A Baltimore native, the former Doris Marceline Cole graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in 1938 and the old Cortez Peters Business School in the 1940s.

For more than 30 years, she was a member of New All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 4408 Liberty Heights Ave., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by her husband, Herman Edward Pennick; a son, Keith H. Pennick; two brothers, Ralph J. Cole and George W. Cole Jr.; and a sister, Shirley A. Dean. All are of Baltimore.

Vernon E. Unger Sr., 92, headed ornithological group

Vernon Edwin Unger Sr., former president of the Maryland Ornithological Society, died Saturday of a heart ailment at his Federalsburg home. He was 92.

Mr. Unger served on the Maryland Wildlife Commission in the 1960s and was chairman of the state Natural Resources Advisory Board.

He was general manager of Holt Oil Co. in Federalsburg until his retirement in 1956.

After leaving Holt Oil, he served six years as president of the ornithological society. He then led its sanctuary committee for six years.

Born in Alliance, Ohio, Mr. Unger received a bachelor's degree in business from Goldie-Beacom College in Wilmington, Del.

Long active in business and community groups, he had been president of the Federalsburg Rotary Club, of which he was the last surviving charter member of the group founded in 1937. He was Rotary's district governor for Maryland and Washington in the 1940s.

Services are set for 1 p.m. todayat Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, 216 N. Main St., Federalsburg.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ida Marie Magel Unger of Federalsburg; a son, Vernon Edwin Unger Jr. of Auburn, Ala.; a daughter, Barbara Arant of Knoxville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 2/23/99

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