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Edna M. Hollins, 88, office manager

Edna M. Hollins, a retired office manager, died Monday of emphysema at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She was 88 and had lived in Woodlawn for more than 40 years.

She retired as office manager for J.G. Edelen Co. about 27 years ago, when the wholesale furniture hardware company was on Commerce Street in downtown Baltimore. The firm is now on Erdman Avenue.

Born in Baltimore, Edna Muzdakis attended local public schools. She was a graduate of Strayer Bryant & Stratton College, a business school, where she studied office skills.

In the 1930s, she married J. Stewart Hollins, who died in 1980.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown, 715 Maiden Choice Lane.

She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl J. Hollins of Arlington, Va.; and a sister, Lillie M. Cooney of Baltimore.

Robert W. Humphrey, 62, driver, volunteer fireman

Robert W. Humphrey, a retired truck driver and volunteer fire man, died Sunday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being struck earlier that day by an automobile while walking across Interstate 83 to assist in the rescue of a woman in an overturned vehicle.

Mr. Humphrey was 62 and lived in Parkton.

Until he retired in 1997, he was a truck driver for 34 years for the McCrory Distribution Center in York, Pa.

He was a 27-year member and past financial secretary of Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Co. in Maryland Line. He was the company's representative to the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association.

"He was a man of simple tastes who loved his family," said Bill Schmalzer, a Parkton neighbor and fellow volunteer fireman. "But his family extended into the community. He had a sincere desire to help others."

Born in Harrisonburg, Va., he was raised in Baltimore and in Parkton. He was a 1956 graduate of Hereford High School.

Mr. Humphrey was in the Air Force.

In 1978, he married Cindy L. Shenberger, a Harford Mutual Insurance Company claims representative, who survives him.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom, Pa. He was a member of Stablers United Methodist Church in Parkton.

He also is survived by a son, Edward Lawrence Humphrey of Parkton; two daughters, Bobbie Leann Humphrey and Tracey Lee Humphrey, both of Parkton; two stepsons, James E. Waltermyer of Stewartstown, Pa., and Dale L. Waltermyer of Westminster; a sister, Dolly R. Wilke of North Carolina; and one grandson.

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