Alice E. Schlossberg, 95, active in Jewish affairs
Alice E. Schlossberg, an ardent supporter of Israel who was active in Jewish affairs, died Thursday of pneumonia at the Jewish Convalescent and Nursing Home in Pikesville. She was 95.
Mrs. Schlossberg was a former longtime resident of Pickwick Apartments in Northwest Baltimore.
She was a member of Beth Tfiloh Congregation and the Ner Tamid Congregation for many years. She also belonged to the women's organizations Mizrachi and Hadassah, the Beacon Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Israeli Red Cross.
According to family members, Mrs. Schlossberg sold more than $1 million in Israel Bonds and counted among her friends former Israeli Premier Golda Meir.
Alice E. Mazor, the daughter of Russian immigrant parents who fled their homeland because of the pogroms, was born and raised on McCulloh Street in West Baltimore. Her father owned and operated a grocery store, and her mother worked as a charwoman. She attended city public schools until leaving to help support her family.
In 1934, she married David W. Schlossberg, and the couple owned David W. Schlossberg & Co., a women's ready-to-wear clothing store on South Fremont Avenue. They closed the business in the 1940s. Mr. Schlossberg died in 1959.
Services for Mrs. Schlossberg were held yesterday.
She is survived by a daughter, Gilda H. Weinfeld of Pikesville; a son, Jay Schloss of Boca Raton, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Eugene V. Saunders Sr., 87, HEW official
Eugene Victor Saunders Sr., a former lawyer who retired from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, died Wednesday of heart disease at Charlestown Retirement Community. He was 87.
Mr. Saunders, whose career spanned 41 years, went to work as a Social Security Administration claims examiner in Baltimore in 1940. He went to Washington in 1955 and joined the SSA commissioner's staff when the agency was still a part of HEW. As an acting director of HEW, he was responsible for seeing that certain provisions of the Civil Rights Act were enforced.
A resident of the Catonsville retirement community since 1990, Mr. Saunders had formerly been a resident of Bethesda and had earlier lived in Charles Village.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Mo., where he graduated from high school, Mr. Saunders earned his law degree from the Washington (D.C.) College of Law in 1940. He was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar Association that year.
He was married to Mary Catherine Weingarth, who died this year.
Mr. Saunders enjoyed traveling by ship and train. He was a former communicant and member of the Knights of Columbus at SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church. He was active in the affairs of Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.
He is survived by a son, Eugene V. Saunders Jr. of North Potomac; two daughters, Mary Anne Saunders Durham of Baltimore and Joan Saunders Kral of Westminster; a sister, Cora Jean Higbee of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.