Kathryn H. Fink, 88, homemaker, needleworker

October 29, 2002

Kathryn H. Fink, a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting afghans and crosses, died of heart failure Friday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 88.

Born Kathryn Hellen in Baltimore, and raised on Broadway in East Baltimore, she was a 1932 graduate of Eastern High School, which was then on East North Avenue.

She was married that year to Charles H. Fink who was a streetcar motorman and Baltimore Transit Co. supervisor. Mr. Fink died in 1982.

Mrs. Fink, who had lived in Northeast Baltimore, was an accomplished needleworker who liked crocheting afghans and crosses used for infant baptisms at Fallston United Methodist Church.

She also had been a volunteer teacher's aide at Riverside and Abingdon elementary schools in Harford County.

Mrs. Fink was an avid reader who liked mysteries and romance novels.

She was a member of Fallston United Methodist Church and the Kedron Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hartley-Miller-Stella Funeral Home, 7527 Harford Road, Baltimore.

She is survived by her daughter Grace F. Cooper of Bel Air; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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