Betty S. Feldman, active in theater and business, diesA...


January 25, 1992

Betty S. Feldman, active in theater and business, dies

A Bahai memorial service for Betty Sandler Feldman, who was active in theatrical and community work and had operated her own real estate business and a dress shop, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Northwest Senior Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road.

Mrs. Feldman, who was 83 and had lived on Clarks Lane, died Nov. 25 of pneumonia at Sinai Hospital.

The former Betty Sandler, a native of Baltimore, was a graduate of George Washington University and the Dale Carnegie Institute of Human Relations. She also had received an honorary degree from Life Bible College.

Long active in the Bahai faith, she had been a member of the Spiritual Assembly of Baltimore and served on several of its committees.

She performed at nursing homes and other institutions as a clown called Bella Flowers, and she took part in productions of Ages on Stages and the Northwest Senior Center Prime Time Players.

She worked with talented speakers and actors among prisoners and former prisoners, helping them through her promotion company, Hope Enterprises, and arranging appearances.

In 1969, she was nominated for a national award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for her work with Wayward Sons, a quartet at the Maryland Penitentiary. Her other honors included a 1981 Baltimore mayor's citation, the James Swartz Medallion and the WBAL Radio Brotherhood Award.

Mrs. Feldman was on the boards of Boys Homes of Maryland, Safety First Club and Maryland Nursing Home Advocacy. She also belonged to the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Radio Buffs and the Jewish Historical Society.

Her husband, Samuel Feldman, died in 1945 while serving as an officer in the Army.

She is survived by a brother, Louis Sandler of Boca Raton, Fla.

Margaret Matschulat

Former hospital worker

Services for Margaret Matschulat, a former employee of Sinai Hospital who had been a member of Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ in White Marsh for more than 50 years, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road.

Mrs. Matschulat, 88, died Wednesday at Franklin Square Hospital of complications from diabetes.

A native of Bavaria, the former Margaret Finger moved to Baltimore at the age of 21 and was employed in the dietary department of Sinai Hospital. She also worked as a housekeeper in Baltimore and in Southern Maryland.

She was a flower and vegetable gardener who canned her own vegetables and fruits. As a cook, she specialized in German dishes.

She had learned needlework in Bavaria, and often made hand-embroidered gifts for friends and family members.

Her husband of more than 30 years, Harry Matschulat, died in 1961.

She is survived by five daughters, Gertrude Blevins of Parkville, Mary Ann Euler of Bowleys Quarters and Betty Allen, Helen Winterstein and Anna Sain, all of White Marsh; four sons, Paul, Charles, George and William Matschulat, all of White Marsh; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Olivia Davenport

Active in church work

Services for Olivia Davenport, who was long active in church work, will be held at noon today at St. Stephen's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1601 Old Eastern Ave., Essex.

Mrs. Davenport died Monday of heart failure at her home on Back River Neck Road in Essex. She was 90.

The former Olivia Brown, a native of Essex, was the organist at St. Stephen's Church in the 1950s and had preached in African Methodist Episcopal churches.

Her husband, Moses Davenport, died more than 40 years ago.

She is survived by a niece, Mildred Hughes of Essex; three grandnieces; two grandnephews; a great-grandniece; and eight great-grandnephews.

Wilson S. Davis Sr.

BG&E supervisor

Services for Wilson S. Davis Sr., a retired electrical construction supervisor for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Schimunek Funeral Home, 3331 Brehms Lane.

Mr. Davis, who was 80, died Thursday of cancer at his home on Cliftmont Avenue.

He retired 18 years ago after working for BG&E for more than 40 years.

Born in Cambridge, he moved to Baltimore as a youth.

Mr. Davis was a member of the Essex Lodge of the Moose and traveled extensively in Europe, the Pacific and throughout the United States.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Margaret L. Jones; a son, Wilson S. Davis Jr. of Fallston; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Gertrude Price

Baltimore minister

Services for the Rev. Gertrude Price, who was assistant pastor of Hour of Prayer Church on West Baltimore Street for 10 years before it closed nearly a year ago, will be held at noon today at Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 1016 W. North Ave.

The Greenspring Avenue resident died Tuesday at the Liberty Medical Center after a heart attack. She was 53.

Ordained as a minister of the Christian Community Church in 1975, she was an evangelical worker for many years -- preaching, singing and playing the piano in Baltimore churches.

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