Audrey Kaltenbach Rohde, 84, bacteriologist, teacher...

April 05, 2000

Audrey Kaltenbach Rohde, 84, bacteriologist, teacher

Audrey Kaltenbach Rohde, a retired Baltimore County public school educator and former bacteriologist, died Saturday of cancer at Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 84.

A longtime resident of Brook Road in Towson, Mrs. Rohde had lived at Blakehurst, on West Joppa Road, since 1993.

She taught in county public schools for 10 years and retired in 1981. Before then, she was a a bacteriologist for the Maryland Health Department from 1937 until 1942.

Born Audrey Kaltenbach in West Baltimore, she earned a bachelor's degree in biology from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Ind., in 1937.

In 1942, she married Paul A. Rohde Sr., who died in 1993.

After her children were grown, Mrs. Rohde returned to college and earned a master's degree in education from Goucher College.

She enjoyed traveling, attending the theater and the symphony, and visiting art galleries.

She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today .

She is survived by three sons, Paul A. Rohde Jr. of Towson, and John M. Rohde and Peter E. Rohde, both of Perry Hall; three daughters, Barbara R. Treasure of Baltimore, Judith M. Rohde of Towson and Suzanne R. Spaniol of Silver Spring; a sister, Mary J. Kaltenbach of Towson; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Frederick A. Lucas, 66, Baltimore County official

Frederick Alexander Lucas, retired deputy director of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority and former Jiffy Lube vice president, died Monday of cancer at his daughter's home in Woodstock. He was 66.

Mr. Lucas, who was known as Sandy, retired in 1995 from the revenue office. Earlier, he had worked for many years for Jiffy Lube International, where he was vice president of development. He retired in 1990.

Born in Roland Park, he was a graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Baltimore in 1967.

He served with the Maryland National Guard in the late 1940s and the Air Force in the early 1950s.

Mr. Lucas, a former Baltimore resident who had lived in Hedgesville, W.Va., since last year, was a Civil War buff and had been active with the Towson Recreation Council, where he was a coach and commissioner.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's Traditional Episcopal Church, 11856 Mays Chapel Road in Timonium.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, the former Betty Jane Murphy; a son, D. Taylor Lucas of Hunt Valley; a daughter, Sandra J. Carter of Woodstock; a stepdaughter, Donna Lynn Nordin of Fayetteville, Pa.; a brother, Benjamin F. Lucas II of Roland Park; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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