Rev. William E. Ticknor, 90, served 2...


Rev. William E. Ticknor, 90, served 2 city churches

The Rev. William Ephraim Ticknor, the former rector of an Episcopal church on the Eastern Shore who served at two Baltimore churches in the 1950s and 1960s, died Wednesday at a Florida retirement home. He was 90. A cause of death was unknown. Before leading St. Luke's Church in Church Hill from 1971 to 1978, Mr. Ticknor served as an associate pastor at Grace & St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 707 Park Ave. in Baltimore and at the now-closed Church of Our Savior on Broadway in East Baltimore.

He started his career as a librarian with the Enoch Pratt Free Library during the 1940s and 1950s after earning a master's degree in literature from the Johns Hopkins University.

Two years after Mr. Ticknor retired in 1978, he and his wife of 46 years, the former Elizabeth Fleming, moved to the Penney Retirement Community in Penney Farms, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 6874 Old Church Road, Green Cove Springs, Fla.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth T. Remley of Baltimore; a son, the Rev. William H. C. Ticknor of Lothian; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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