Carol A. MacPhail
Carol A. MacPhail (Baltimore Sun)

Carol A. MacPhail, who had been an administrator and art teacher at Friends School and Bryn Mawr School, died Wednesday of breast cancer at her Lutherville home. She was 71.

The daughter of Norbert Albert Witt, who had been president of Noxell, and Cecile R. Porter Witt, a homemaker, the former Carol Ann Witt was born in Detroit. She spent her early years in Evanston, Ill., and Greenwich, Conn., before moving to Homeland in 1954 with her family.


She was a 1961 graduate of Friends School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1965 from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master's degree in 1977 in fine arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 1989, she earned a master's degree in guidance and counseling from the Johns Hopkins University.

From 1972 until 1977, Mrs. MacPhail was on the faculty of Friends School and then went to work at Bryn Mawr School. In 1984, she returned to Friends, where she remained until retiring in 1985.

In 1964, she married Leland Stanford MacPhail III, who was general manager of the Reading Phillies. He was killed in 1969 in an automobile accident.

Mrs. MacPhail was the daughter-in-law of former Orioles general manager and American League president Lee MacPhail and a sister-in-law of Andy MacPhail, the former president of baseball operations for the Orioles.

Mrs. MacPhail enjoyed playing tennis, skiing and quilting.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Baltimore Country Club and the Johns Hopkins Club.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mrs. MacPhail is survived by a son, Leland Stanford MacPhail IV of Shaker Heights, Ohio; a daughter, Kathy MacPhail Cheek of Reisterstown; a sister, Barbara Witt Brown of Bucyrus, Kan.; and six grandchildren.