Marie B. Garvey, a retired WBAL radio staff assistant, died of stroke complications Saturday at her home in Oak Park, Ill. The former Timonium resident was 99.
Born in Baltimore and raised near Joppa and Belair roads, she was the daughter of Frank Bialek, who owned and operated a grocery store, and his wife, Marie, who worked alongside him.
She was a 1938 graduate of Kenwood High School and attended the Maryland Institute College of Art.
In 1944 she married J. Russell Garvey, a Glenn L. Martin aircraft engineer. They lived for many years on Midridge Road in Timonium.
After raising a family, she joined WBAL radio at its old Charles Street location in Charles Village. She worked as an executive assistant to J. Sydney King in the station’s public service department. She retired after the station had moved to Television Hill.