Dr. Abraham B. Hurwitz, 91, Baltimore internist Dr...

January 26, 2002

Dr. Abraham B. Hurwitz, 91, Baltimore internist

Dr. Abraham B. Hurwitz, a retired internist who practiced medicine in Baltimore for nearly 50 years, died Monday of a heart attack at his Pikesville home. He was 91.

Dr. Hurwitz, whose office was on Liberty Road, began practicing medicine in 1938 and retired in 1987.

The son of Russian immigrants, he was born in Baltimore and raised on Eutaw Place. His father, Samuel Hurwitz, was rabbi of the Poppleton Street Synagogue in Southwest Baltimore.

A City College graduate, Dr. Hurwitz earned his bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and, in 1938, his medical degree from the university's School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Sinai Hospital and a pediatric residency at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital in New York.

Dr. Hurwitz's philanthropic interests included the Talmudical Academy, the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the United Way. He was a member of Chizuk Amuno Synagogue and an associate member of Hadassah.

"His hobby was medicine," said his wife of 50 years, the former Saralee Jed.

Services were held Wednesday.

Other survivors include a daughter, Shelley Hurwitz of Brookline, Mass.; a brother, Rabbi Jack Hurwitz of Binghamton, N.Y.; and a sister, Sylvia Gimbel of Baltimore.

Joseph G.K. Wutoh, 74, UMES biologist

Joseph Gabriel Kwame Wutoh, a retired University of Maryland biologist and agricultural scientist, died of heart failure Jan. 18 at University Specialty Hospital in Baltimore. He was 74.

A former resident of Princess Anne and Salisbury, Dr. Wutoh was born in the village of Tanyigbe in the Volta region of Ghana. He earned degrees in zoology and botany at the University of Wales in 1953 and a doctorate in plant breeding and genetics at the University of Queensland in Australia in 1964.

In 1970, Dr. Wutoh became assistant professor of biology at what is now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, and was later named vice chancellor for academic affairs. He retired in 1993 as the university's director of research and grants and head of the Marine Products Laboratory and the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies in Cambridge.

In retirement, he lived in Ghana but returned to Baltimore annually to visit family members.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Central Church of Christ, 4301 Woodridge Road in West Baltimore.

Dr. Wutoh is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Valerie Dunyoh; three sons, Jeffrey Wutoh of Silver Spring, Anthony Wutoh of Randallstown and David Wutoh of Fallston; two daughters, Joanna Wutoh of Ghana and Loreen Odoom of Mitchellville; a brother, Jonathan Wutoh, and three sisters, Beatrice Wutoh, Janet Mmieh and Mercy Wutoh, all of Ghana; and six grandchildren.

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