Dorothy A. Kamen-Kaye, 98, reporter, ethnobotanistDorothy...

October 19, 1998

Dorothy A. Kamen-Kaye, 98, reporter, ethnobotanist

Dorothy A. Kamen-Kaye, a Baltimore native and former Evening Sun reporter who became an ethnobotanist at Harvard University, died Oct. 12 at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. She was 98.

The former Dorothy Allers graduated from Goucher College in 1923, and worked as a reporter for the Evening Sun and Sunday Sun during the 1920s. In the 1930s, she worked in the advertising department at Hutzler's and edited the Goucher Alumnae Quarterly. An avid traveler, she also contributed travel articles to the New York Times.

She lived in Venezuela, where she was a columnist and features editor for the Caracas Journal. In 1950, the Venezuelan government awarded her the Medal of Honor of Public Instruction "in consideration of meritorious services rendered to the national culture."

After moving to Cambridge in 1968, she pursued her interest in ethnobotany, the study of medicinal and other human uses for plants. She worked as a research fellow and then as associate at Harvard, where she wrote papers on ethnobotanical topics, including chimo, a Venezuelan form of tobacco, and bark cloth.

She is survived by her husband, Maurice Kamen-Kaye of Cambridge, where a memorial service was held Friday.

Theresa K. Carter, 82, nurse, homemaker

Theresa K. Carter, a nurse and homemaker from Northeast Baltimore, died of arterial sclerosis Thursday at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 82.

Born in Wilmington, Del., where she graduated from nursing school, the former Theresa Kowalska came to Baltimore in 1935 to work at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She remained there until 1941, the year she married Thomas K. Carter.

In the 1960s, Mrs. Carter returned to nursing, working as the company nurse at American Can Co. in Canton until retiring in the 1970s. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, 5010 Bowleys Lane.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Thomas E. Carter of Salisbury; a daughter, Helen Hollenbach of Salisbury; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A son, Robert M. Carter, died in 1949.

Pub Date: 10/19/98

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