Robert Lee Smith Sr., 66, computer systems analyst
Robert Lee Smith Sr., a Middle River resident and retired computer systems analyst for the Social Security Administration, died Thursday of liver and lung cancer at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 66.
Mr. Smith was born in Severn and graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1948. From 1948 to 1953, as an Air Force radio operator, he was stationed in Topeka, Kan., where he met Ruth LaDuke on a blind date in 1952.
The couple married in 1953 after his discharge and lived in Severn before moving to Brooklyn in 1955 and Essex the next year. They settled in Middle River in 1959.
After his discharge, Mr. Smith attended the Radio and Television Academy in Baltimore for two years before taking a job in 1955 as a quality-control inspector at Glenn L. Martin Airport. After taking a computer course at the airport, he became a programmer and left in 1971 to take a similar position at the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn. He retired as a computer systems analyst in 1994.
An avid skier, he formed the Security Ski Club at SSA 15 years ago. He was a member of Parkville's Tall Cedars Golf Club, Jephthah Masonic Lodge No. 222, Boumi Temple Masonic Lodge and the American Legion Parkville Post. He also participated in the Boumi Temple Bowling League in Baltimore.
A memorial service was held yesterday.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Robert Lee Smith Jr. of Rosedale; two daughters, Robin Lee Isaacs-Geppi of Joppatowne and Teresa Ann Isaacs of Dundalk; and two grandchildren. Anne M. W. Winner, a longtime Baltimore City schools psychologist, died of cancer Saturday at home in Reisterstown. She was 76.
Born Anne Moore Windle in West Chester, Pa., Mrs. Winner graduated in 1938 from the Westtown (Pa.) School.
She earned a bachelor's degree at Swarthmore College in 1942, became certified as a social worker in 1946, and earned a master's degree in clinical psychology from Bucknell University in 1961. She received a certificate in advanced studies from the Johns Hopkins University evening college in 1975 and pursued doctoral studies at Penn State University in the 1970s.
She married Drexel Winner in 1944. The family moved to Reisterstown in 1963, and she began working as a psychologist for the Baltimore public school system. She became an expert on how lead affects the academic performance of children.
"She loved working with the children," said daughter Catherine M. Salam of Pittsburgh. "The children that she dealt with were often the 'bad kids.' She always treated them as individuals."
Mrs. Winner retired 10 years ago, took classes to became certified hypnotherapist and started a private practice in 1993.
"She did it up until her death," Mrs. Salam said.
Mrs. Winner also volunteered her professional services to several private schools in the Baltimore metropolitan area.
Her professional memberships included charter membership in the National Association of Social Workers, the international, national and Pennsylvania associations of school psychologists and the American Association of University Women.
Mrs. Winner was a lifelong gardener, whose 1.1-acre property in Reisterstown was part of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' "Wild Acres" conservation program.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Society of Friends Stony Run Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St.
Her husband died in 1967, and a daughter, Rebecca C. Deihl, died in 1989.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, David R. Winner of Reisterstown; another daughter, Hannah S. Dunleavy of Seaforth, Nova Scotia, Canada; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Catherine R. "Kate" Hart, a longtime Essex resident and executive secretary, died of lung cancer Saturday at the Abingdon home of a sister. She was 78.
In the 1950s, she took a job as an executive secretary in Middle River and retired in 1990 from Martin Marietta Corp.
Shortly after the former Catherine Kalb was born in Phoenix, her family moved to Highlandtown, then to Essex when she was a teen-ager.
She graduated from St. Elizabeth's Commercial School in Baltimore in the mid-1930s and worked as a secretary for doctors in Essex.
She married Vernon Hart and they were divorced in the 1940s.
After she retired, she became active in a company retirees organization and the Hawkettes, an Essex social group.
Ms. Hart was a longtime parishioner of St. Clare Roman Catholic Church, 714 Myrth Ave. in Essex, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
She is survived by three brothers, Matthew Kalb of Annapolis, Joseph Kalb of Essex and Lawrence Kalb of Bel Air; three sisters, Mary K. Furth of Abingdon, Dolores McKenny of Essex and Charlotte Mosko of Bel Air.
Dorothy Q. Dick, 89, sports enthusiast
Dorothy Quarles Dick, an avid sportswoman who played tennis until she was 85, died Tuesday of natural causes at home in Chestertown. She was 89.