Mollie H. Alliker, 86, educator, homemaker

August 31, 2004

Mollie H. Alliker, a former educator and longtime homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at her Pikesville home. She was 86.

Born and raised Mollie Hollander in Forest Park, she was a 1935 graduate of Forest Park High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1939 from what is now Towson University.

Mrs. Alliker taught third grade in city public schools from 1939 to 1946.

In 1940, she married Morris J. Alliker, a pharmacist who owned Alliker's Pharmacy in Walbrook from 1946 until 1964. Mrs. Alliker worked briefly with her husband, then focused on raising their two children.

An accomplished artist who worked in oils and watercolors, she later became a sculptor using the medium of marble and stone. She also liked cooking and entertaining family and friends.

Mrs. Alliker was a member of Beth El Congregation and its sisterhood.

Services were Sunday.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Stanford A. Alliker of Cherry Hill, N.J.; a daughter, Melinda G. Rabb of Newton, Mass.; a brother, Dr. Morton Hollander of Pikesville; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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