Eleanor B. Dopman, 84, officer of family business

October 02, 2002

Eleanor B. Dopman, an officer of a family-owned millwork business, died Saturday of a heart attack at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 84 and lived in Timonium. She was a former Homeland resident.

Until she retired about 12 years ago, she worked in claims services at Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Towson.

She also did the accounting for several family-owned businesses, including Church House Inc., a church-building firm; Dopman Millwork Corp. on Eastern Avenue; and Elton Construction Co.

Born Eleanor Bernard in Baltimore and raised on East 22nd Street, she was a 1936 Eastern High School graduate.

A Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer for the past 10 years, she was secretary and special events chairwoman of its auxiliary board. She was a past president of the Colony Club.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Villa Assumpta Chapel, 6401 N. Charles St.

She is survived by a son, Austin X. Dopman Jr. of Towson; three daughters, Sharon D. Michaels of Towson, Susan D. Moran of Philadelphia and Patti A. Taylor of Monkton; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, Austin X. Dopman Sr., died in 1990.

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