Margaret M. Radin, 80, child therapist

August 25, 2004

Margaret M. Radin, a retired child therapist with Jewish Family and Children's Service, died of heart failure Friday at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Mount Washington resident was 80.

She was born Margaret Morrison in Baltimore and raised in Guilford. She was a 1941 graduate of Park School and studied for three years at Goucher College. She later attended the Johns Hopkins University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1955.

She was married for 60 years to Jacob Radin, a retired certified public accountant and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra violinist, who survives her.

In the early 1960s, Mrs. Radin was a research assistant on a Johns Hopkins Hospital whooping cough study. As a therapist with the Children's Guild from 1962 to 1966, she helped emotionally disturbed and autistic children

In 1968, she joined what is now Jewish Family Services on Park Heights Avenue, as a senior child therapist working with children ages 4 to 12. She retired in 1993.

Mrs. Radin enjoyed hiking and was a collector of antiques, pink luster china and colored glassware. She also liked attending BSO concerts and those held at Shriver Hall, and theatrical productions at Center Stage, Theater Hopkins and the Theatre Project.

She was a former member of Har Sinai Congregation.

Services were held Sunday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Radin is survived by two daughters, Janet Radin Martinez of Glenelg and Tillie Myers of Arlington, Va.; and three grandchildren.

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