Laura Greenebaum, 98, life member of Hadassah

May 08, 2002

Laura Greenebaum, a homemaker and life member of Hadassah, died Monday of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Pikesville resident, who was 98, had lived at the North Oaks Retirement Community for four years.

Born along the Russian-Polish border, Laura Orenzel immigrated to the United States at age 6. After living briefly in New York City, she moved with her family to Baltimore, and she graduated from Strayer Business College. She was a secretary for J. Schoeneman clothing manufacturers on West Redwood Street.

During the past decade, she had become an avid baseball fan. While attending her first game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, she told family members about the last game she had been to - in the 1920s, with Babe Ruth playing.

Mrs. Greenebaum was a life member of Hadassah of Greater Baltimore. She was also a former member of the Beth Yehuda Anshe Kurland Congregation Sisterhood and Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood.

She was an active member of Temple Oheb Shalom.

In 1926, she married Harry J. Greenebaum. The co-owner of Young's Men & Boys Shops, he died in 1991.

Services will be held at noon today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

She is survived by three sons, Stewart Greenebaum, former chairman of the University of Maryland Medical System and benefactor of its Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, Lawrence Greenebaum and Edwin Greenebaum, all of Pikesville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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