Rosalie Servary, 80, Baltimore teacher

March 15, 2004

Rosalie W. Servary, a retired elementary school teacher, died of complications from lymphoma Tuesday at St. Agnes Healthcare. The Elkridge resident was 80.

Born Rosalie Dellape in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, she was a 1940 graduate of Patterson Park High School. She earned an education degree from what is now Towson University and received master's degrees from Loyola College and the Johns Hopkins University.

She taught for more than 30 years in city schools, including at Hamilton and Montebello elementary schools. She later became a supervisor; she was an assistant area supervisor when she retired in 1974.

She raised sheep on her Howard County farm. Family members said she invited children from area schools and day care facilities for picnics and to feed lambs.

Mrs. Servary also presided over an annual sheep-shearing breakfast, where groups of friends, neighbors and family went to watch the shearing and enjoy a country breakfast she prepared.

She was involved with the Howard County Historical Society and served as a host when historic homes were opened for tours. She was president of the Three Arts Club of Homeland from 1996 to 1998. A member of Alpha Delta Kappa, a sorority for educators, she also was a past president of the Baltimore City Retired Teachers Association. She joined the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary board in 1991.

Her marriage to Russell Wells ended in divorce.

Services were held Saturday.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, William H. Servary; a stepson, William C. Servary of Catonsville; a daughter, Lynda Tucker of Relay; a stepdaughter, Sally Miller of Hampstead; a brother, John Dellape of Middle River; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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