Selina SchoenfeldTaught for 30 yearsServices for Selina...


April 17, 1992

Selina Schoenfeld

Taught for 30 years

Services for Selina Schoenfeld, who taught in Baltimore public schools for over 30 years, will be held at 9 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mrs. Schoenfeld, a Park Heights Avenue resident, died Wednesday of cancer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 81.

She retired in 1977 as a reading specialist at Cross Country Elementary School.

The former Selina Rabinowitz was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Eastern High School and the teachers' college that is now Towson State University.

Her family said she had to overcome opposition by the college to her training for teaching because she walked with a limp and wore a brace on her left ankle as the result of a childhood bout with polio.

She started a breakfast program for poor children at the first school where she taught. After her retirement, she corresponded with former students who also called and visited her.

Her husband, Maurice Schoenfeld, died in 1964.

She is survived by two sons, Howard M. Schoenfeld of Pikesville and Bernard Schoenfeld of Emerson, N.J.; a daughter, Marilyn Rosenblatt of Pikesville; a brother Irving Robbins of Boca Raton, Fla.; a sister, Edie Sandler of Pikesville; and nine grandchildren.

Vachel Downes Jr.

Shore lawyer

Services for Vachel A. Downes Jr., a partner in a law firm in Centreville, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's Episcopal Church there.

He died Tuesday at his home in Grasonville at the age of 67 of a urinary tract infection.

He was partner in Downes and Gregory for 13 years, having practiced law in Centreville for a long time before that. He had been attorney for the Queen Anne's County Board of Education.

He was elected president of the Queen Anne's County Bar Association in 1957 and again in 1972. He was a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity.

A former president of the Easter Seal Society of Maryland, he had been active with the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies in Queenstown.

The Centreville native was a 1941 graduate of the Centreville High School, a 1945 graduate of Washington College and a 1948 graduate of the University of Maryland law school.

His wife, the former Maude Elizabeth Holley, died in 1981.

He is survived by a son, Vachel A. Downes III of Grasonville; a brother, William H. Downes of Centreville; and two sisters, Jane D. Nelson of Centreville and Fern D. Newsom of Richmond, Va.

Brady Sanders Jr.

Services tomorrow

Services for Brady Sanders Jr., a former resident of Bel Air who had been an official of the Commercial Credit Corp., will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Shaughnessey Brothers Funeral Home in Fairfield, Conn.

Mr. Sanders, 50, who worked for the Toronto Dominion Bank of New York, died Wednesday after a heart attack at his home in Fairfield. He moved there seven years ago.

He previously had lived in Bel Air for 20 years. At Commercial Credit, he became foreign exchange manager and vice president of its international banking subsidiary.

The native of Harrisonburg, La., served with the Army in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, the former Cathy Fout; a son, Shawn Sanders of Fairfield; a daughter, Tammy Michelle Sanders of Fairfield, and a brother, Kenneth Sanders of San Angelo, Texas.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 East Padonia Road, Timonium.

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