John FreudenbergerChaplain, educatorServices for the Rev...


April 23, 1991

John Freudenberger

Chaplain, educator

Services for the Rev. John G. Freudenberger, who became a hospital chaplain after retiring as a Howard County school administrator, will be held at noon today at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1905 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

Dr. Freudenberger, who was 72, died Thursday at his home in Lancaster, Pa., after an illness of several months.

He had been chaplain at the York County Hospital and Home in Pennsylvania from 1988, when he was awarded a master of divinity degree at the Lancaster Theological Seminary and ordained as a minister of the United Church of Christ, until he became ill in December.

He moved to Lancaster and entered the seminary after his retirement in 1984 as an assistant to the Howard County school superintendent.

In 1955, he joined the Howard County school system as principal of the Waterloo Elementary School. He also was principal of the Waterloo and Ellicott City junior high schools before taking his first administrative job at school headquarters in 1969.

He was elected president of the Howard County Teachers Association in 1960, and he became president of the Maryland State Teachers Association three years later.

Born in Baltimore, Dr. Freudenberger was a graduate of Catonsville High School and earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Maryland and a doctorate at the Pennsylvania State University.

Before joining the Howard County system, he taught at Oxon Hill High School and Towson High School, coaching championship baseball teams at both schools and serving as athletic director at Towson.

He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ and an associate member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Lancaster.

He is survived by his wife of more than five years, the former Sharon Banks; a stepson, Stephen W. Pittman of St. Michaels, a stepdaughter, Lauren J. Hines of Churchville; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggested that memorial gifts be made to the Lancaster Theological Seminary Scholarship Endowment Fund.


C. W. Lindemann

Sold real estate

A Mass of Christian burial for Charlotte W. Lindemann, a top salesperson for the Coldwell Banker real estate company, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, 30 Melvin Ave., Catonsville.

Mrs. Lindemann, who lived on Park Grove Avenue in Catonsville, died Saturday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center after a series of strokes.

Mrs. Lindemann began working for what was then Russell T. Baker & Co. in 1977, and she became the leading salesperson after three years. For the next eight years, she was the top residential housing salesperson in the Baltimore area for what became Coldwell Banker.

She retired in 1988 after her first stroke.

The former Charlotte Wood was a native of Alexandria, Va., and a graduate of Warrenton (Va.) High School and James Madison University, where she was elected to the Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Omega Pi and SigmaPhi Lambda honorary fraternities.

She came to the Baltimore area in the late 1940s and taught business courses at Catonsville High School for a time.

A charter member of the Catonsville Junior Woman's Club, now the Rolling Hills Woman's Club, she also belonged to the Catonsville Cotillion, in addition to the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors, the Howard County Board of Realtors and state and national Realtors' groups.

Also, she was a member of the Parish Council at St. Mark Church.

She is survived by her husband, Harley B. Lindemann, and a son, William C. Lindemann of San Francisco.

David Lee Kendall

Bethlehem Steel welder

Services for David Lee Kendall, who retired in 1987 as a welder at the Sparrows Point mills of the Bethlehem Steel Corp., will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the United House of Prayer for All People, 600 W. Preston St.

Mr. Kendall, who was 65, died Saturday at University Hospital after an illness of three weeks. He lived on Bryant Avenue.

He worked at the steel mill for 37 years.

Born in Castalia, N.C., and reared in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.

He is survived by his wife, the former Harriet Wesley; two sons, David M. Kendall of Bear, Del., and Earnest Hargrove of Patterson, N.J.; his mother, Pearl Travers of Baltimore; three sisters, Lenora Travers, Rochelle Johnson and Doretha Rice, all of Baltimore; a brother, Alonzo Sessoms of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

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