Sister Mary James Kaufman, 89, teacherSister Mary James...

February 16, 1997

Sister Mary James Kaufman, 89, teacher

Sister Mary James Kaufman, S.S.N.D., who taught at schools in Puerto Rico and several states including Maryland, died of heart failure Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 89.

Born in Washington, she entered the order of School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1925 and professed her vows in 1929. She earned a bachelor's degree from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee in 1939.

She began her career teaching first grade in New York and New Jersey schools, then taught in Puerto Rico, Florida and Maryland. Her last assignment was at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Baltimore, where she taught for 12 years before retiring in 1980.

She had lived since 1987 at Villa Assumpta, the motherhouse at 6401 N. Charles St., where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Burton of Ocala, Fla.

Gerald A. Burlage, 66, public television producer

Gerald A. Burlage, a retired executive producer at Maryland Public Television, died of cardiac arrest Feb. 12 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Owings Mills resident was 66.

Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., Mr. Burlage earned a bachelor's degree and a master's in political science from the University of Notre Dame. He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956, then became a television producer and director in Cincinnati.

He taught instructional television and communication arts at Florida State University in 1961, at the University of Notre Dame from 1962 to 1966, and the University of Miami from 1966 to 1970.

Mr. Burlage joined MPT in 1970 as instructional television producer and retired as executive producer in 1988.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Dorothy Perkins; a daughter, Penelope Flury of San Francisco; a brother, James E. Burlage of Sausalito, Calif.; and a granddaughter.

The family suggested donations to the building fund at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 65 Sacred Heart Lane, Glyndon 21071, where a memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Pub Date: 2/16/97

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