Harriet H. S. Steinberg, 75, early childhood specialist
A memorial service for Harriet H. S. Steinberg, a retired childhood development specialist in the Baltimore public school system, will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave.
Mrs. Steinberg died April 13 of cancer at her home in Mount Washington. She was 75.
Her concern for the plight of underprivileged and handicapped children began in the 1930s, when she worked with an aunt who operated a free camp in Western PHOTO Maryland for needy children.
In the early 1950s, she worked in cooperative nursery schools and later served in the Baltimore public school system as director of early childhood programs from 1960 until the 1980s.
"She just loved kids and all kinds of people and she responded to their problems. Their problems became her problems," said her husband of 54 years, Samuel B. Steinberg.
Born in Baltimore, the former Harriet Scharogrodsky graduated from Western High School in 1935. She earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1941 and a master's degree in education in 1950, both from the Johns Hopkins University.
Other survivors include a son, Stanley M. Steinberg of Baltimore; a daughter, Frances E. Steinberg of Auckland, New Zealand; a sister, Teresa Hankin of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.
Pub Date: 5/14/96