Adrienne C. Thorr, 68, hospital administrator


Adrienne C. Thorr, a retired hospital administrator and longtime church choir singer, died of cancer Sept. 4 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Ellicott City resident was 68.

Born Adrienne Paur Carle in Baltimore, she was raised in Mount Washington.

Her studies at Goucher College were interrupted by her 1954 marriage to Richard S. Holland. After raising her family, she returned to Goucher and earned a bachelor's degree in 1985. She also earned a master's degree in English literature from the Johns Hopkins University.

During the 1950s and early 1960s, Mrs. Thorr worked as a medical administrator at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

She returned to work in the early 1990s and was administrator for adolescent outpatient care at Taylor Manor Hospital. She retired in 2000.

She was an active communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City. An alto, she sang for many years with the church choir.

After her first marriage ended in divorce in 1971, she married Daniel J. Thorr, president of Nautical Rubber Co. He died in 1996.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road.

Mrs. Thorr is survived by a son, Richard A. Holland of Somerset, Pa.; a daughter, Karen L. Steinberg of Sykesville; two stepdaughters, Susan R. Fleegle of Greensboro in Caroline County and Carie L. Deneau of Houston, Del.; and 12 grandchildren.

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