Marianne Bodenheimer, 93, taught foreign languages

October 13, 2004

Marianne Bodenheimer, a retired teacher of foreign languages at area private schools, died of heart and lung failure Sunday at a retirement community in Hightstown, N.J. She was 93.

She was born and raised Marianne Schmidt in Nuremberg, Germany, and earned a doctorate in romance languages from the University of Munich in 1936.

Dr. Bodenheimer fled the Nazis and settled in Baltimore in 1938. In 1942, she married Alfred Bodenheimer, a Johns Hopkins Hospital laboratory assistant. He died in 1966.

Dr. Bodenheimer retired in 1973 from Garrison Forest School, where she had been a language teacher for 15 years. Earlier, she had taught at Roland Park Country School and Bryn Mawr School.

She was a longtime resident of Upper Park Heights Avenue until moving to the retirement community in 1999. She was a former member of Beth Am Synagogue and Chevra Ahavas Chesed Inc.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.

She is survived by a daughter, Emily R. B. Eischen of Lawrenceville, N.J., and a granddaughter.

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