Sarah G. Hendrixson, 64, special education teacherSarah...

June 10, 1996

Sarah G. Hendrixson, 64, special education teacher

Sarah "Suki" George Hendrixson, a special education teacher at Elkridge Elementary School, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital from an apparent heart attack, her daughter said. The Baltimore resident was 64.

Born in Washington and raised in Tuckahoe, N.Y., Ms. Hendrixson moved to Maryland in 1954 after graduating from Wellesley College, where she majored in French. She worked for several years as a linguist for the National Security Agency before leaving to start a family. She earned a master's degree in education from Loyola University in 1975.

She began teaching in Howard County in 1965, starting in kindergarten at Waterloo Elementary School and later working in the county's fledgling special education program. She taught at Elkridge for the past 25 years.

A part-time job at a jewelry store led her to an interest in gemology. She received a graduate gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America in 1980 and was a member of that organization and the American Gemological Institute.

She was a member of the Dulaney Valley Chapter of Parents without Partners.

Ms. Hendrixson is survived by her former husband, Lewis H. Hendrixson of Crofton; two daughters, Karen Hendrixson of McLean, Va., and Sari Chapman of Laurel; a brother, Peter George of Gates Mills, Ohio; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday.

Donations may be made to North Haven Community School, Suki Hendrixson Fund, Route 1, Box 699, North Haven, Maine, 04853, or Elkridge Elementary, Suki Hendrixson Fund, 7075 Montgomery Road, Elkridge 21227.

James A. Long, 67, sales executive

James A. Long, a retired sales executive, died of pancreatic cancer May 30 at his Towson home. He was 67.

He moved to the Baltimore area from Philadelphia in the early 1970s and was vice president of Servomation-Mathias Corp., sales manager at Baltimore Envelope Co. and a sales manager at Blind Industries and Services of Maryland.

Mr. Long enjoyed gardening and golf. He worked the past two years at a job combining both interests -- as a part-time groundskeeper at Chestnut Ridge Country Club in Lutherville, said his wife of 20 years, the former Phyllis Wood.

He also is survived by two sons, James A. Long Jr. of Ellicott City and Jonathan Long of Towson; two daughters, Donna Stephens and Eileen Parnes, both of Orlando, Fla; a stepdaughter, Pamela Shifflett of Salisbury; a stepson, Richard W. Kissling Jr. of Philadelphia; two brothers, Donald Long of Reno, Nev., and Paul Long of Ocean City; and 14 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.

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Pub Date: 6/10/96

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