Rose Salner, 92, teacher of reading in city schools

October 19, 2003

Rose Salner, a longtime resident of Bolton Hill who taught reading in the Baltimore school system, died of heart failure Wednesday at Arden Courts, an assisted-living facility in Pikesville. She was 92.

Born Rose Cohen in Druid Heights, she graduated from Western High School and received a teacher's certificate from the State Normal School, now Towson University, from which she later earned a bachelor's degree in education. In 1972, she earned a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University.

She retired in 1971 after working as a reading specialist in city schools for 16 years.

In 1937 she married Edward Salner. From 1946 to 1948, the couple and their two children lived in Vienna, Austria, where her husband was stationed as a labor attache for the federal government. Mr. Salner died in 1980.

A resident of Bolton Hill for more than 30 years, Mrs. Salner left the neighborhood in 1996 when she moved to Brightwood retirement community. She had lived in Arden Courts since last year.

Mrs. Salner played the piano, which she had studied as a young woman at the Peabody Conservatory. She followed politics, current events, and took adult education classes on subjects ranging from the Book of Job to Russian novels.

Mrs. Salner was an avid Orioles fan, and held season tickets to the Baltimore Symphony and Baltimore Opera, the Mechanic Theatre and Center Stage. She also hiked, played tennis and swam until her mid-80s.

Services are private.

She is survived by a daughter, Victoria Lansburgh of Owings Mills; a son, David Salner of Frederick; and two grandchildren.

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