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Irene Lidard Renkwitz, 92, a devoted mother and grandmother, passed away Thursday evening, October 4, 2012 at Chesapeake Woods Center, Cambridge, MD.
Born on October 29, 1919 in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Byrtle Linthicum and C. Russell Lidard.
After graduating from Cambridge High School in 1936 Irene began working as a secretary at Phillips Packing Company and continued working there for over 30 years. Later she worked in Human Resources at Dorchester General Hospital where she retired on June 26, 1996 at age 77 with more than 21 years of service.
In 1942, Irene met and married Adolph (Art) Renkwitz from Staten Island, New York, who came to Cambridge to play baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals farm system. Mr. Renkwitz passed away on July 27, 1968. Irene was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Cambridge Yacht Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Renkwitz is survived by a son Arthur Renkwitz, Sr. and wife Evelyn of Cambridge; a daughter Kim Renkwitz Elliott and husband Winford of Cambridge; grandsons, Art Renkwitz, Jr. and wife Jane of Baltimore, Winford Elliott, Jr. of Cambridge; a granddaughter Laura Elliott of Cambridge; and a great granddaughter Josie Renkwitz of Baltimore.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home P.A., Cambridge. A private graveside service will be held on Monday at Dorchester Memorial Park.
Memorial offerings may be made in Mrs. Renkwitz’s memory to Zion United Methodist Church, 612 Locust St, Cambridge, MD 21613.
To send online condolences, please visit www.newcombcollins.com.
Posted by: Marian At this time you may be consumed with pain and anger, rightfully so, Just remember that God is near to You to give you comfort to lighten the load, He has provided a hope for all who died that there will be a ressurrection of all those in the memorial tombs they will hear his voice and come out John 5:28,29. (This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God. John 17:3) 10/20/2012 Posted by: Phyllis Burris My family and I want to express our condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Losing a parent leaves a void in our hearts. You are in our prayers. Phyllis Burris, Bill, Paul and Dean 10/15/2012 Posted by: Jane dailidenas Thinking of you all and miss Irene . Mom was saddened and wants to call She was loved by my family. Xoxoxo jane 10/08/2012 Posted by: Eva Carol Willey Artie and Evelyn, Your Mother was a wonderful, lovely lady. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. 10/08/2012 Posted by: A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Irene L. Renkwitz c/o Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home, P.A. funeral home. 10/07/2012 Posted by: Linda and Rock Foss Dear Kim and Family, We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We have fond memories of her. 10/07/2012 Posted by: Rachel Budd So sorry for your loss. You are in my heart and prayers. 10/07/2012 Posted by: Esther Nichols The grace and elegance you brought to our DGH family remains unmatched. R.I.P. Mrs Renkwitz. 10/06/2012 Posted by: Lois Miller Mrs. Renkwitz was a beautiful lady whom I had the pleasure of knowing for 7 years at DGH. She was kind, helpful, cheerful, had a beautiful smile and was the epitome of elegance. I know she will be missed by family and friends. Rest in peace, Mrs. R. 10/06/2012 Posted by: Noreen McQuaide How sad to hear of the loss of your mother. I too have experienced that deep pain of loss. I hope that you may find comfort in Job 14:14,15, which assures us that Almighty God has not only the power, but the desire to resurrect our dear loved ones. Sincerely, Noreen 10/06/2012 Posted by: Wayne & Colleen Bromwell We extend our deepest sympathy to your family. Mrs. Renkwitz was nice lady and indeed a lady in every sense of the word. So elegant, so beautiful and so poised. Our prayers and hugs are with you. 10/05/2012 Posted by: Karol B. Redline Irene was such an elegant and lovely lady. She will be missed. 10/05/2012 Posted by: Linda Phillips Worked with Mrs. Renkwitz years ago at DGH. Such a sweet lady. 10/05/2012
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