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Judith S. Miller, 73, SSA administratorJudith S....


Judith S. Miller, 73, SSA administrator

Judith S. Miller, a retired administrator at the Social Security Administration, died Tuesday of cancer at Georgetown University Medical Center. The former West Baltimore resident was 73.

Mrs. Miller, who had lived in Washington since 1989, joined SSA in the early 1940s and helped set up the federal agency's first computer system in the 1960s. She instructed SSA employees in using computers. She retired in 1971.

The former Judith Shemer was born in East Baltimore and earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College in the late 1950s.

In 1954, she married Wayne Knight, who died in 1964. In the early 1970s, she married Earl Shargell, and they owned and operated an upholstery business in Baltimore until he died in 1981.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Stein Hebrew Funeral Home, 232 Carroll St., N.W., Washington.

She is survived by her husband of 10 years, Charles Miller II; a brother, Howard Shemer of Baltimore; a stepson, Donald Miller of Point of Rocks; four stepdaughters, Donna Means of Davidsonville, Patricia Rao of Silver Spring, Rebecca Ryder of Philadelphia and Linda Terman of Gaithersburg; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

William S. Roddey, 73, counselor at public schools

William S. Roddey, a retired Baltimore City public school counselor, died Monday of renal failure at Bon Secours Hospital. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 73.

Beginning in the mid-1960s, Mr. Roddey was a counselor, first in junior high schools, then at Polytechnic Institute. He retired in 1990.

The native of Charlotte, N.C., served in the Army from 1945 to 1946 during World War II. He earned a bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte in 1950 and a master's degree in counseling from New York University in 1955.

The lifelong bachelor was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and an avid follower of his alma mater's football team.

Services were held yesterday .

There are no close survivors.

Esther Noll Hodges, 75, florist, staffing analyst

Esther Noll Hodges, who worked as a florist and then for the federal government, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. She was 75 and had been a resident of Annapolis since 1996.

The former Esther Noll was a German immigrant who came to the United States with her parents in 1924. She worked for many years in her parents' Washington flower shop and later for a Hyattsville florist. From 1968 to 1986, the former Prince George's County resident was a staffing analyst for the Veterans Administration in Washington.

In 1943, she married Harry J. Hodges, who died in 1995.

A memorial service is set for 2: 30 p.m. tomorrow in Chapel One at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs.

She is survived by a son, Harry J. Hodges III of Arnold; a daughter, Sheila Hodges Peacock of Mooresville, N.C.; and six grandchildren.

Pub Date: 3/05/99

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