Maurice Dew Baltimore teacher

November 17, 1990

Services for Maurice Dew, a retired teacher, will be held at noon today at the March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave.

Mr. Dew, who was 35 and lived on Gatehouse Drive, died Tuesday at Maryland General Hospital after a long illness.

He retired for health reasons in October 1989 after teaching English for a year at Forest Park High School.

A teacher of English and special education for about 15 years, he also had taught at West Baltimore Middle School and Southwestern High School.

Born in Wilson, N.C., and reared in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Northwestern High School and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He also did graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University.

After retiring, he was a volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children, interviewing children and their relatives involved in juvenile court cases.

He was a member of the New Psalmist Baptist Church.

A member of the choir as a high school student, he continued to be interested in singing and playing the piano.

He is survived by his parents, Roy L. and Janice Dew of Baltimore; a brother, Michael Dew of Baltimore; four sisters, Angela Hyman of Owings Mills, Michelle Rolle of Baltimore, Linda Faye Cooper of Wilson and Joyce Richardson of Raleigh, N.C.; five nieces; and two nephews.

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