Edwin H. Perkins, 82, BGE worker, Scout leader


Edwin H. Perkins, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. accountant and Boy Scout leader, died Aug. 27 of heart failure at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 82 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.

He joined BGE as an office boy and retired as an accountant nearly 20 years ago.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College and the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a bachelor's degree.

He received the Order of the Silver Beaver and the St. George Award for his many years in the Boy Scouts. He was active in the Baltimore area council, its college of commissioner science and the Catholic Scouting committee.

An officer of the Arcadia Improvement Association and a member of the Mayor's Advisory Commission on Herring Run, he helped organize the Herring Run cleanup in the 1970s.

He also helped set up the Greater Northeast Baltimore Association's annual Fourth of July fireworks display at Memorial Stadium.

He was married for many years to Dorothy Mae Ogden, who died in 1985.

A Mass was offered Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church on Harford Road, where he was a member.

He is survived by two daughters, Victoria Hazel Perkins of Lutherville and Louise Marian Perkins of Fairfield, Conn.; and a brother, Donald Joseph Perkins of Arbutus.

Marie A. Burke, 104 Baltimore homemaker

Marie A. Burke, a homemaker in Baltimore, died Friday of arteriosclerosis at Severna Park Eldercare Center. She was 104.

Born Marie Bowers to German immigrants in Baltimore in 1896, she was married in 1916 to Thomas Fallon Burke. They were married 55 years until his death in 1971.

Although she attended school only briefly, according to her daughter Doris Dunker of Severna Park, she made up for her lack of education by being an avid reader.

"People would ask her what her longevity was due to," Dunker said, "and she would always say 'genes.' But she lived much longer than any of her four siblings. What I'd say gave her a long life was, in great measure, that she loved everybody and everybody loved her."

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park.

She is survived by another daughter, Audrey Stubbs of Rock Hall; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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