Cornelia R. Levering, 80, naturalist and homemaker...

September 05, 2001

Cornelia R. Levering, 80, naturalist and homemaker

Cornelia Rowland Levering, a naturalist and homemaker who was active on the board of Greater Baltimore Medical Center and the Irvine Natural Science Center, died Sunday of lung cancer at GBMC. The Owings Mills resident was 80.

Mrs. Levering was a board member during the 1960s of the Hospital for the Women of Maryland in Bolton Hill, when it merged with the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital of East Baltimore to form GBMC.

"She was part of the original planning committee for the GBMC and later was a trustee. She was always a steadfast and enthusiastic board member," said Jeanne Baetjer, a medical center founder who served as president of its first board.

At her death, Mrs. Levering remained a member of the board of the Hospital for the Women of Maryland, which manages the former hospital's foundation and endowment.

An avid bird watcher and outdoorswoman, Mrs. Levering journeyed worldwide with ornithologists to view birds in their natural environment, including the Arctic and Antarctica.

Cornelia Rowland was born in Baltimore and raised at Midlinks, her father's estate, where she lived her entire life.

She was a 1939 graduate of Garrison Forest School, where she later was a member of the board. She made her debut in 1940 at the Bachelors Cotillon and during World War II volunteered with the Red Cross.

She was a member of the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club and the Mount Vernon Club.

Her marriage to Edwin W. Levering III ended in divorce.

She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 232 St. Thomas Lane, Owings Mills, where a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow .

Survivors include a son, Edwin W. Levering IV of Owings Mills; a sister, Frances Royster Phillips of Millboro Springs, Va.; and four grandchildren.

Paul Webster, 49, construction manager

Paul Webster, a former construction project manager, died Friday of a heart attack at his Mount Washington home. He was 49.

A manager for Struever Bros., Eccles and Rouse from 1986 to 1996, he oversaw the restoration of the Orchard Street Church for the Baltimore Urban League, the exhibition gallery for the Baltimore City Life Museums and renovation of the Greyhound bus terminal into offices of the Baltimore Regional Council of Governments.

He also worked on renovation of the Basilica of the Assumption and Center Stage's artists' housing in the 800 block of N. Calvert St.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he studied chemistry and English at the University of Buffalo, business-related topics at the University of Baltimore and mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Mr. Webster received his early training in the construction business by working weekends and summers as a carpenter's helper for his father. He also was a cabinetmaker's apprentice in Buffalo.

In 1975, he moved to Baltimore and renovated Bolton Hill rowhouses. He became a site superintendent for Cusack Co. and a project manager for IKON Developers before being hired by Struever Bros.

His 1980 marriage to the former Susan Bix ended in divorce.

Survivors include two daughters, Emily Webster and Nikki Webster, both of Baltimore; his mother, Katherine Webster of Buffalo; a brother, David Webster of Buffalo; and three sisters, Margaret Webster-Doyle of Dublin, Ireland, Kathleen Webster of New York City and Deborah Webster of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a female companion, Del Risberg of Baltimore.

Private services were to be held today in Buffalo.

Dalinda C. Badenhoop, 63, alteration shop owner

Dalinda Cibils Badenhoop, owner of a Pikesville alteration shop, died Saturday of mesothelioma at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Reisterstown resident was 63.

Since 1997, Mrs. Badenhoop had owned and operated Dalinda's Inc., a clothing alteration shop, on Reisterstown Road.

Born Dalinda Abraham in Cordova, Argentina, she was raised and graduated from high school in Buenos Aires.

In 1969, she immigrated to Baltimore and went to work as head fitter at Octavia, a dress shop with stores in Pikesville and Cross Keys.

Mrs. Badenhoop joined Saks Fifth Avenue as manager of alterations at its store in Owings Mills Mall when it opened in 1986.

After Saks closed in 1996, she became manager of alterations for the Neiman Marcus store at the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania until returning to the Baltimore area to open her business.

Mrs. Badenhoop was an avid painter and antiques collector and helped in the planning and sewing of the 1995 AIDS Quilt.

Her marriage to Calvin Cibils ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Grey Rock Mansion, 400 Grey Rock Road in Pikesville.

She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Robert Badenhoop; two daughters, Sandra Klaus of Hampstead and Mariel Cibils Greenstein of Pikesville; and two grandsons.

Richard Carman Null, 89, general auditor

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