Catherine Marley-Whiteford, 92, homemakerCatherine Marley-Whiteford, a homemaker...


Catherine Marley-Whiteford, 92, homemaker

Catherine Marley-Whiteford, a homemaker and former longtime Towson resident, died Friday of Parkinson's disease at her home in Cary, N.C. She was 92.

Born Catherine Krieg in Baltimore, she raised her two children in Ten Hills and spent most of her later life in Towson. In 1997, she moved to North Carolina with her daughter, Joan Marley Quillen.

Mrs. Marley-Whiteford enjoyed playing cards in several local card clubs with her first husband, David L. Marley. She met Mr. Marley, a highway designer for the city who died in 1976, at a party in Ten Hills. The two married in 1929.

In 1980, she married a widowed friend, Lingard I. Whiteford of Towson. He died five years later.

She traveled extensively with both husbands. She visited Spain, London, Greece and Alaska, among other places, and particularly enjoyed taking cruises.

"You name it, and she'd been there," Quillen said of her mother's travels.

Services will be private.

In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Marley-Whiteford is survived by a son, W. David Marley of Baltimore; two stepsons, L.I. Whiteford III of Parkton and Daniel F. Whiteford Sr. of Wake Forest, N.C.; a sister, Mildred J. Kraus of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a stepsister Mildred K. Momberger of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mary H. Britt, 78, YWCA Women's Center worker

Mary H. Britt, who retired in 1995 as a program assistant at the YWCA Women's Center in Annapolis, died Friday of cancer at Heritage Harbor in Annapolis. She was 78.

Last year, she was given a volunteer recognition award from the Young Women's Christian Association.

A resident of Annapolis for 20 years, the former Mary Hartge, who earlier lived in Ocean City, was born and raised in Shady Side. She was a graduate of Seton High School and Katherine Gibbs, a secretarial school.

During World War II, she served in the Navy WAVES (Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service). She served in Oklahoma until being discharged at war's end. In 1948, she married Edgar Frazier Britt, who died in 1977.

She was a communicant of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Dee Clancy of Bethesda and Barbara Merritt of Baton Rouge, La; a brother, Harold Hartge Jr. of Baltimore; a sister, Phyllis Hogan of Annapolis; and three grandchildren.

Ernest M. Young Sr., 86, MTA maintenance worker

Ernest M. Young Sr., a former Mass Transit Administration maintenance worker, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia at Sandtown Winchester Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre. The West Baltimore resident was 86.

Mr. Young had worked at the York Road, Irvington and Retreat Street car barns. He began working for the old Baltimore Transit Co. in 1942 as a track worker, laying and repairing streetcar lines.

He was born and raised in St. Mary's County and graduated from public schools there. He came to Baltimore in the early 1930s and in 1936 married Dorothy A. Smith, who survives him.

He enjoyed reading and following the Orioles.

Mr. Young was a member of St. Pius V Roman Catholic Church, Schroeder St. and Edmondson Ave., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ernest W. Young Jr. of Parkville; a daughter, Helen J. Dixon of Baltimore; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

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