Mary H. Whiteley, 94, homemaker and volunteerMary...


Mary H. Whiteley, 94, homemaker and volunteer

Mary H. Whiteley, a former Ruxton homemaker and volunteer, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Pickersgill retirement community in Towson. She was 94.

The former Mary Hirsh was born in New York City and reared in Mount Vernon, N.Y., where she graduated from high school. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1926 from the Maryland College for Women in Lutherville.

After studying interior design in California and traveling in Europe, she married G. Calvin Whiteley Sr. in 1928. Mr. Whiteley, a retired Internal Revenue Service collector, died in 1984.

A resident of Pickersgill since the early 1990s, Mrs. Whiteley had been a longtime volunteer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and was a member of L'Hirondelle Club, a Ruxton racquet club.

Mrs. Whiteley was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Ruxton. Plans for a memorial service are incomplete.

She is survived by a son, G. Calvin Whiteley Jr. of McLean, Va.; a daughter, Susan Whiteley Payne of Sanibel Island, Fla.; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

William T. Henson Jr., 70, physician's assistant

William Thomas Henson Jr., a retired physician's assistant and East Baltimore resident, died Monday of cardiopulmonary failure at Stella Maris Hospice at Mercy Medical Center. He was 70.

Mr. Henson served on the staff of the old U.S. Public Health Hospital in Wyman Park, where he was a corpsman and later a physician's assistant from 1954 to 1982. He was a 1972 graduate of a training program for physician's assistants at Staten Island Public Health Hospital in New York and was certified by Maryland in 1973.

After leaving Wyman Park, he worked as a physician's assistant for several area clinics and physicians before retiring in 1994.

Born and reared in West Baltimore, he was a 1948 graduate of Douglass High School, having interrupted his high school education to serve with the Navy during the closing days of World War II. He served in the Navy again during the Korean War.

He studied at the University of Maryland Pharmacy School and Morgan State University. A resident of Garrett Avenue near the old Sears store at North Avenue and Harford Road, he was an avid billiards player and was known as "Stroke" for his cue-stick motion. He also enjoyed traveling.

He was a longtime member of the Prince Hall Masons and Little Ark Baptist Church, 1263 E. North Ave., where services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Clementine Mills; a son, Alvin Rodger Henson of Baltimore; three daughters, Deborah Barnett, Beth Henson and Fay Vincent, all of Baltimore; four sisters, Homzella Braxton, Shirley Scott, Annie Mae Ruskin and Barbara Miles, all of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.


An obituary published in yesterday's editions of The Sun for Charles R. Rouse Jr. inadvertently omitted the name of a survivor.

Mr. Rouse is survived by a daughter, Eileen Leonhart of Baltimore.

The Sun regrets the error.

Pub Date: 3/13/99

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