Sarah R. Mitchell, 71, housekeeper, hotel cook Sarah...

October 21, 2001

Sarah R. Mitchell, 71, housekeeper, hotel cook

Sarah Rebecca Mitchell, a retired housekeeper who had earlier worked as a cook, died Monday of kidney failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 71 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.

Mrs. Mitchell worked for 10 years as a housekeeper before retiring in 1991. Earlier, she had worked as an assistant cook at the Emerson Hotel in downtown Baltimore and at Karson's Inn in Dundalk.

Born Sarah Rebecca Owens, she was raised in the McCulloh Homes and was a graduate of Carver Vocational Technical High School. She was married to Herman Mitchell, who survives her.

"She loved cooking and entertaining family and friends, and reading romance novels," said her daughter, Darlene Lindsey of Baltimore.

Mrs. Mitchell was a member of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, where she sang with the choir.

Services were held yesterday.In addition to her husband and daughter, she is survived by two granddaughters.

Robert Henry Rupprecht, 88, insurance salesman

Robert Henry Rupprecht, a retired sales representative for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. whose career spanned more than 40 years, died Oct. 14 of heart failure at Ivory House in Roland Park, an assisted living facility. He was 88.

The longtime resident of the Southland Hills community retired in 1976 from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., where he had sold insurance for 43 years.

Born and raised on Rutland Avenue in East Baltimore, Mr. Rupprecht was a 1930 graduate of McDonogh School. He attended the Johns Hopkins University and went to work for the insurance company in 1933.

During World War II, he served in Europe as a member of the Army's 126th Engineer Combat Team. He was discharged in 1945.

He was married in 1934 to Ora Iva Blum, who died in 1969. In 1971, he married Patricia Bohmer, who died last year.

Mr. Rupprecht was an avid gardener, birdwatcher and coin collector.

He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Towson, the American Legion, the Association for Retarded Citizens of Washington County and the Elks. He was also proud of his German heritage and was an active member of the German-American Society.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 29 at the Baltimore National Cemetery, 5501 Frederick Road, Catonsville.

Mr. Rupprecht is survived by four daughters, Patricia Gay Mallon Lustfield of Dallas, Karen Mallon Sharp of Bowie, Neille Mallon Russell of Arlington, Va., and Leslie Peter Mallon of Hunt Valley; a sister, Madaline Robinson Perkins of Longwood, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. His son, Robert C. Rupprecht, died in 1985.

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