Adele Sinsky Propper, 70, education officialAdele Sinsky...

January 18, 1998

Adele Sinsky Propper, 70, education official

Adele Sinsky Propper, retired chairwoman of the Baltimore County school system's depart- ment of special education, died of cancer Friday at the University of Maryland Medical Center's Greenbaum Cancer Center. She would have been 71 tomorrow. Mrs. Propper retired in 1989 after 17 years in special education, first as a teacher at Kenwood, Loch Raven and Pikesville high schools, then as system chairwoman for the last eight years of her career. She remained in touch with many of her former students.

Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of Forest Park High School. At age 43, she earned a bachelor of science degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1970, and then a master's in education from Loyola College in 1973.

After her retirement, she was an agent for Taylor Travel of Pikesville. A traveler, she had visited every continent.

She was a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland %% and a past president of the PTA at Cross Country Elementary School.

Among her other interests, she was chairwoman of Bonnie View Country Club's Ladies' 9-Hole Group. She won dozens of golf trophies at Bonnie View and placed second in a tournament last summer at a time when she was undergoing chemotherapy.

She was married for 52 years to Leonard Propper, who survives her. They lived for many years in Mount Washington before moving to Pikesville two years ago. They also had a home in Palm Beach, Fla.

She is also survived by a son, Scott Propper of Baltimore; three daughters, Lynn Howard of St. Louis, Nancy Ginger Lerner of New York City and Eileen Grossfeld of Baltimore; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.

Nora F. Bazzell, a Howard County resident and longtime volunteer at senior centers, died of cancer Jan. 11 at her Ellicott City home. She was 76.

A native of Howard County, Miss Bazzell was raised on Main Street in Ellicott City and graduated from Howard High School.

For more than 41 years, she was a secretary for Carey Machinery and Supply Co. in Baltimore. She retired in 1982 and devoted much of her time to volunteering at senior centers, bowling and being with her family.

She was remembered yesterday at a gathering of relatives and friends at her apartment.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Pub Date: 1/18/98

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