Ruth P. Saylor, 90, registered nurseRuth P. Saylor, a...

May 18, 1998

Ruth P. Saylor, 90, registered nurse

Ruth P. Saylor, a registered nurse, died Friday of breast cancer at Roland Park Place, a retirement community where she had lived since last year. She was 90.

Mrs. Saylor, who graduated from the former Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing in 1928, often assisted her husband, Dr. Lloyd E. Saylor, in his general medicine practice in the 3900 block of Greenmount Ave. until his death in 1979.

The couple had been married for 44 years. They lived near the medical office for almost 18 years before moving to Homeland in 1952.

The former Ruth Pearce grew up on a farm in the White Hall area of northern Baltimore County. After attending a one-room school through eighth grade, she graduated from Towson High School in 1925.

Services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 5513 York Road.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lee Hood of Ruxton and Lois S. Wellener of Rodgers Forge; a brother, James R. Pearce of Cockeysville; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Dr. Leonard J. Abramovitz, a retired anesthesiologist, died Saturday of colon cancer at Sinai Hospital. He was 87.

Before he retired in 1973, Dr. Abramovitz, who lived in Pikesville for almost 30 years, was affiliated with several area hospitals, including Mercy and Union Memorial.

He started his career in 1934 after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, joining his father's general medical practice on East Baltimore Street.

In addition to area patients, the two doctors treated sailors from the many ships docked at Fells Point.

During the Depression, Dr. Abramovitz and his father, Dr. Morris Abramovitz, who died in 1952, often accepted chickens or loaves of bread as compensation, said Amy A. Kahn of Baltimore, a daughter of the younger doctor,

Dr. Abramovitz served as an Army major during World War II and was stationed in the United States, where he began practicing anesthesiology.

The Baltimore native graduated from City College and the Baltimore Hebrew College in 1927 at age 16. Three years later, he graduated from the Johns Hopkins University.

An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fly-fishing, hiking, gardening and swimming.

He was a founding member of the Standard Club, an East Baltimore neighborhood sports league that has met as a social club for 75 years, and a member of Beth Tfiloh Synagogue, Beth El Synagogue and the historic B'nai Israel Synagogue.

Services were held yesterday.

He is also survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Jeanne E. Daubert of Pikesville; four other daughters, Deborah J. Abramovitz and Janet N. Abramovitz, both of Baltimore, Lois Abramovitz of Fairfax, Va., and Susan Lynn of Columbia; a son, David J. Abramovitz of Baltimore; a sister, Evelyn Barrash of Pikesville; a brother, Arthur Norman Brahms of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Dr. Bernard S. Gordon, 83, psychiatrist

Dr. Bernard S. Gordon, a Baltimore psychiatrist, died Friday of Parkinson's disease at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. He was 83.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Gordon spent many years on the teaching staff at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and University of Maryland Hospital, as a supervisory psychiatrist at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and, from 1951 until 1954, as director of psychiatric education at Spring Grove Hospital.

He retired in 1992.

The Boston native received a medical degree from the University of Louisville in Kentucky in 1942.

Dr. Gordon spent three years as a lieutenant in the Marine Corps, Naval Reserve, from 1943 to 1946. He participated in the Normandy invasion in 1944.

He was a life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Gordon and his wife of 30 years, the former Lauretta Lauchner, moved to Blakehurst in 1993. They previously lived in Hampton Gardens in Towson for 25 years.

A memorial reception was held yesterday.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Gerald W. Gordon of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a daughter, Janice E. Gordon of Bow, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Ree Metcalf of Gambier, Ohio, and Ferebee Streett Thulman of Clarksville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 5/18/98

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