Josephine Garland, led college department

February 17, 1994|By DeWitt Bliss | DeWitt Bliss,Sun Staff Writer

Josephine Garland, who headed the sociology and anthropology department at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland from 1967 to 1986 and had taught there from 1962 to 1965, died Saturday of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 69.

Dr. Garland lived on Stony Run Lane in Baltimore.

Her teaching career had also included periods at Marygrove College in Detroit, Catholic University in Washington, University of Scranton, Misericordia College near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In 1987 and 1988, she taught criminal justice at the University of Baltimore.

Her books include "Writing Home," a collection of letters from Christian and Jewish immigrants to their families in Poland with a commentary, and "American Xenophobia and the Slav Immigrant," due to be published in the summer.

Readings of letters from her first book have been recorded and are in the collection of the new National Postal Museum in Washington.

The former Josephine Wtulich was a native of Poughkeepsie and a 1946 graduate of Vassar College. She earned a master's degree and a doctorate at Fordham University and did graduate work at several other institutions, including the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.

She also studied voice at the Juilliard School and was a soprano soloist at church services and other events and with the Wyoming Valley Oratorio Society in Wilkes-Barre.

She was proficient in many languages, including Italian, Polish, French, Spanish, German and Russian. She was a translator for the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s and translated Polish and French articles for the American Journal of Sociology.

Combining her interests in singing and languages, she taught aspiring opera singers how to pronounce the lyrics in Italian operas.

Dr. Garland was a member of the American Sociological Society and the American Society of Criminology.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at SS. Philip and James Roman Catholic Church, 2801 N. Charles St.

Her survivors include her husband, Stanley I. Garland; six brothers, Ralph Wtulich and Frank Wtulich, both of Poughkeepsie, Edward Wtulich of Stuart, Fla., Henry Wtulich of Whiting, N.J., Stanley Wtulich of Middletown, N.Y., and Eugene Wtulich of Armonk, N.Y.; and a sister, Gertrude Wtulich of Poughkeepsie.

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