A headline in Friday's edition of The Washington Post incorrectly stated the age of Elizabeth E. Medinger, who died Aug. 20. She was 69.
Elizabeth Eudora Medinger, a long time District of Columbia resident who was active in cultural and charitable affairs in her community and church, died at her home Aug. 20 of cancer. She was 60.
Miss Medinger was born in Rahway, N.J., and was the daughter of the late Grace Hooper and George W. Medinger. She graduated with honors from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore.
In 1935, Miss Medinger assisted the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Parris with their work among German and Russian refugees. Later, in the 1940s, she was a member of her staff of the American Federation of Arts and independently developed and presented lectures on the history of landscape, portrait art, men of light, Marian art and many other related subjects.
Miss Medinger was devoted to the work carried on by her uncle, Dr. Athertons Seidell, an internationally known research chemist who was instrumental in devising a camera for making microfilm as well as a viewer for the film. In 1964 she prepared about Dr. Seidell's work which is now in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution.
Among her many accomplishments, Miss Medinger received the Christ Child Society Award for 20 years of outstanding volunteer service. She also served on that organization's board of directors and was a confounder of the Seton Guild, St. Anne's Home here.
in 1957, Miss Medinger received a citation from the United Community Services for outstanding achievement in serving the human needs of her community. She was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Washington Club and was an Oblate of St. Anselm's Benedictine Abbey here. Her biography was listed in the first edition of "Who's Who of American Women."
Miss Medinger is survived by her brother, Dr. F. Hooper Medinger, of Short Hills, N.J., and two nieces, Mrs. Marion Rosnow, of Radnor, Pa. and Constance Mithalal, of New Rochelle, N.Y.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions in Miss Medinger's memory to the Christ Child Society or the American Cancer Society.