Mary M. Baginski, a former secretary who reveled in all things Baltimore, died Feb. 27 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Stella Maris Hospice. The Parkville resident was 82.
A lover of crab cakes, bingo and duckpin bowling, the former Mary Margaret Earhardt was born in Baltimore, the daughter of Francis Earhardt, a Baltimore police sergeant, and his wife, Marie Earhardt, a homemaker.
She was reared on St. Thomas and Rutland avenues and was a 1954 graduate of Catholic High School. After graduating from high school, she worked as a secretary for the old State Roads Commission before her marriage in 1958 to Thomas J. Baginski, a city firefighter.
Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving child of Babe Ruth, died early Saturday morning at an assisted-living facility in Henderson, Nev., due to complications after a pulmonary embolism, said her son, Tom Stevens. She was 102.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, David Baginski of Abingdon; two other daughters, Judith Gentry of Timonium and Linda Durkota of Lancaster, Pa.; a brother, Francis “Sonny” Earhardt of Fairfax, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.