Dr. Elizabeth Dishler, 51, family counselor Dr...

August 07, 1999

Dr. Elizabeth Dishler, 51, family counselor

Dr. Elizabeth Dishler, a family counselor, died Monday at her Stoneleigh home from complications of breast cancer. She was 51.

She served with the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and with private mental health agencies as a counselor.

The former Elizabeth Parks, known as Libby, was born in Raleigh, N.C., and was a graduate of the Women's College of North Carolina in Greensboro. She had a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University, and last year earned a doctorate from George Washington University. Her dissertation dealt with parental stress and coping.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Cedarcroft.

A memorial gathering will be held at 11 a.m. today at her residence at 7002 Kenleigh Road.

She is survived by her husband, David E. Dishler, whom she married in 1973; two sons, Nicholas E. Dishler of Stoneleigh and Patrick D. Dishler of Columbia; her mother, Rebecca D. Parks, and two brothers, H. Edmund Parks and William G. Parks, all of Walnut Cove, N.C.

Naomi G. Brooks, 89, Baltimore schoolteacher

Naomi G. Brooks, a retired educator who taught in Baltimore's public schools and was known as "Our Miss Brooks," died Monday of respiratory failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 89.

The longtime Herring Run resident retired in 1978 from Eastern High School, where she had taught English and reading. While teaching at Dunbar Senior High, she earned the sobriquet of "Our Miss Brooks," after the 1950s TV show about a high school teacher.

After retiring from city schools, she was an adjunct professor of English at Morgan State University until retiring a second time in the early 1980s.

The former Naomi Gaskin was born and raised in Smethport, Pa. She earned a bachelor's degree in 1931 from Howard University and a master's degree in reading from Morgan State.

She was married in 1938 to Dr. Maxwell R. Brooks, former chairman of the sociology department at Morgan State, who died in 1979.

Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Morgan State University Bridge Club and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the nation's oldest black sorority.

She was a member of the Day- timers Senior Citizens Club at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Banister Road, where she had been an active member and where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.

Survivors include two sons, Elwood E. Brooks of Cincinnati and Maxwell R. Brooks Jr. of Glen Burnie; two of her three daughters, Rehema B. Gray of Los Angeles and Judith E. Smith of Randallstown; two sisters, Emma G. Bright and Gladys G. Reed, both of Bare Hills; and four grandchildren.

Elizabeth L. Robinson, 80, homemaker, churchgoer

Elizabeth Louise Robinson, a homemaker, died Sunday of heart failure at her home in Severna Park. She was 80.

Known as "Bou," she enjoyed entertaining family and friends at her home in the Berrywood neighborhood, where she had lived since 1968.

The former Elizabeth Louise Shaw was born in St. Paul, Minn., and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1938.

Her husband, Kenneth G. Robinson Sr., a career naval officer and later an educator at Georgetown University, died last year.

For 30 years, Mrs. Robinson was a member of St. Andrews Chapel at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, where services were held on Thursday.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth G. Robinson Jr. of Arlington, Va., Timothy G. Robinson of Milwaukee and Jerome S. Robinson of Severna Park; three daughters, Dale M. Agron of Carmel, Calif., Shawn E. Abtahi of Canyon County, Calif., and Jill G. Burkert of Sarasota, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Percy E. Stewart Sr., 60, cement worker

Percy Eugene Stewart Sr., a retired cement worker who enjoyed old movies and gospel music, died Sunday of undetermined causes at Maryland General Hospital. He was 60 and lived in West Baltimore.

Mr. Stewart had worked for more than 20 years for Flanigan Construction Co. before retiring because of medical reasons in the early 1980s.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, he attended city public schools. He was known in his neighborhood as "Mr. Handyman" for his skills in carpentry, electronics and automobile repair, family members said.

Services were held yesterday at New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Baltimore.

He is survived by two sons, Percy E. Stewart Jr. and Donnell Stewart, both of Baltimore; two daughters, Brenda Stewart of Miami, Fla., and Dottie Stewart of Baltimore; a brother, William Stewart of Port Arthur, Texas; eight grandchildren; and a special friend, Nettie Perry of Baltimore.

Myrtle S. Clough-Lee, 96, registered nurse, teacher

Myrtle Stickler Clough-Lee, a retired registered nurse and former Bolton Hill resident, died Tuesday of heart failure at the home of a daughter in York, Pa. She was 96.

Mrs. Clough-Lee, who had lived in Bolton Hill from 1980 to 1994, worked as public health nurse and teacher in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Hawaii for 42 years before retiring in 1969.

The former Myrtle Stickler was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She earned her nursing degree from Jefferson Medical College Hospital School of Nursing and a degree in nursing education from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City.

An elder of Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, she continued to be active into her 90s as a volunteer.

She was married to Reuben Lee, an electrical engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corp. who died in 1995.

Services are private.

She is survived by a son, Eric Clough of Merrimack, N.H.; two daughters, Timothye C. Pinkerton of York, Pa., and Susan C. Boucher of Dallas; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two stepsons, Reuben R. Lee of Baltimore and Peter D. Lee of Catonsville.

Pub Date: 8/07/99

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