Herman F. Pollhein, 65, teacher, principalHerman F...

September 09, 1997

Herman F. Pollhein, 65, teacher, principal

Herman F. Pollhein, a Baltimore public schools teacher and administrator for 35 years, died of a heart attack Wednesday while vacationing in Ocean City. The Towson resident was 65.

Mr. Pollhein began teaching in 1954 and was principal of Highlandtown Elementary School for 16 years. He retired in 1989.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Poll- hein graduated from City College in 1950. He earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1954 from what is now Towson University and a master's degree in elementary school administration from Columbia University in New York in 1958.

He also received a certificate of advanced study in education from the Johns Hopkins University in 1968.

In retirement, Mr. Pollhein taught at the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore and was an administrator at St. James Methodist School. He also worked with a daughter in an insurance office.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include his wife, the former Shirley Pfeifer, whom he married in 1958; two daughters, Sharon Kihn and Deborah Francis, both of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Milton Rochkind, 67, psychotherapist

Milton Rochkind, a retired psychotherapist and social worker who worked in state mental institutions, died of cancer Aug. 30 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He was 67 and a Pikesville resident.

Mr. Rochkind, who maintained an interest in Far Eastern psychotherapy methods and combined them in his work, retired in 1994 from Springfield State Hospital. During his long career, he had worked at Patuxent, Crownsville and Spring Grove state hospitals.

Mr. Rochkind was born and raised in West Baltimore and attended City College. He earned his high school equivalency after serving in the Army in the 1940s.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Florida State University and a master's degree in social work from Howard University.

During the 1960s, he traveled to California and studied Zen and Tibetan meditation methods. He developed his method of psychotherapy, which he called "Guided Imagery Fantasy," and it was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Services were Aug. 31.

He is survived by his brother, Raymond Rochkind of Pikesville.

Katherine W. Bradshaw, 89, longtime Md. resident

Katherine Wisner Bradshaw, a homemaker and longtime Maryland resident, died Saturday of heart failure at Solomons Nursing Center. She was 89.

A native of Buckingham County, Va., the former Katherine Baber married William Frank Wisner in 1928, and the couple settled in Washington. They divorced in 1942.

She married Louis Hartley Bradshaw in 1944, and they lived in Howard County. He died in the 1980s. Mrs. Bradshaw moved to Solomons in Calvert County in 1994.

A memorial service was being planned for next month.

She is survived by a son, Tom Wisner of Mechanicsville; a sister, Lola Shores of Scottsville, Va.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/09/97

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