Teacher Myer Site Dies

January 27, 1991

Myer Site, a retired art teacher in the Baltimore schools who used art as therapy, died Wednesday of complications to Alzheimer's disease at Levindale.

Services for Mr. Site, who was 84 and had lived at the Marylander Apartments and the old Mount Vernon Apartments, were held yesterday at Sol Levinson & Bros.

He retired in 1966 as a teacher at Robert E. Lee Jr. High School after teaching at other junior high schools and at the Patterson Park and Southern high schools since 1926.

His students' works were exhibited locally and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

At his retirement, he was cited by the mayor for outstanding citizenship.

After leaving Robert E. Lee, which is no longer in operation, Mr. Site taught English at Americanization classes at night in city schools for almost 10 years. He also taught art to adults at the Waxter Center and the Jewish Community Center.

He also lectured on art therapy and art education, wrote professional papers and worked for several summers in state hospitals.

The Baltimore native was educated at what is now Towson State University, the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Site was a member of the Maryland Art Therapy Association and the American Art Therapy Association.

He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Kimmel of Baltimore, and a brother, Lee Site of Pikesville.

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