Irene C. SaundersVoice teacher, deaconServices for Irene...


December 02, 1991

Irene C. Saunders

Voice teacher, deacon

Services for Irene C. Saunders, a retired vocal music teacher, will be at noon Wednesday at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Banister Road in Baltimore.

Mrs. Saunders, who was 66, died Wednesday at her home in Northwest Baltimore. The cause of death was not known.

The former Irene Carter was a Baltimore native and a 1942 graduate of Dunbar High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in music education from what is now Morgan State University in 1945 and a master's degree in music education from Columbia University in 1948.

Mrs. Saunders taught vocal music at Snow Hill High School in the Worcester County school system in 1946. She moved back to the Baltimore area after getting her master's degree in 1949 and taught at Frederick Douglass High School and Harlem Park Elmentary School in the city and then Sollers Point High School in Baltimore County. She retired in 1980.

She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church and sang in the chancel choir for 10 years. She was also a member of the

church and society committee, and was an ordained deacon.

Active in community affairs, she was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for 36 years, serving on its housing and education committees. She belonged to the Baltimore Urban League for 36 years.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Leonard L. Saunders; a daughter, Cheryl Yvette Saunders of Baltimore; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rebecca V. Kolker

Secretary, volunteer

Rebecca V. Kolker, a retired secretary in the Baltimore office of the Army Corps of Engineers who was active in the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, died Wednesday at Sinai Hospital of heart and kidney failure.

Miss Kolker, who was 93 and lived in the Ingram Manor Apartments, had been active until three weeks ago in an exercise class at the Pikesville Senior Center.

At the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, she was a frequent volunteer worker, an usher, and a member of the sisterhood. She also frequently took courses sponsored by the congregation.

The Baltimore native retired from her job with the Army about 30 years ago. She had started working in Washington, where she filled in taking dictation in the 1930s for Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

She was also a member of the Baltimore Chapter of Hadassah, the National Council of Jewish Women and the national Women's Committee for Brandeis University.

She is survived by 18 nieces and nephews; 48 grandnieces and grandnephews; and 40 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

Hazel Lusby

Hamilton homemaker

Services for Hazel Lusby, who lived in the Hamilton area for 60 years, will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Robert C. Altenburg Funeral Home, 6009 Harford Road.

Mrs. Lusby, who was 84, died Saturday after a stroke at Manor Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ruxton.

Born in Clear Spring, she graduated from Clear Spring High School in 1924. Mrs. Lusby received nursing training at the Church Home and Hospital in Baltimore and became a registered nurse in 1927. After receiving her degree, she worked in the Baltimore area for a year before becoming a homemaker.

She was the wife for 19 years of Oscar L. Lusby, who died in 1972. She is survived by a son, Dene L. Lusby of Baltimore; a sister, Pauline Zimmerman of Washington; and two granddaughters.


Olivia I. Rehm

Lifelong Baltimorean

A Mass of Christian burial for Olivia Irene Rehm, a lifelong resident of Baltimore, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles Street.

Mrs. Rehm died Friday of heart failure at her daughter's home in North Baltimore. She was 99.

She married Joseph J. Rehm, in 1917. He died in 1962.

Mrs. Rehm is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth R. Robinson; a son, Dr. William S. Rehm, also of Baltimore; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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