Charlotte E. Steers, 68, teacher and volunteer

December 01, 2004

Charlotte Elizabeth Steers, a retired teacher and community volunteer, died of cancer Thursday at Carroll Hospital Center. The Finksburg resident was 68.

Charlotte Elizabeth Dunn was born in Baltimore and raised on Belt Street. She was a 1953 graduate of Eastern High School and earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Towson University.

She taught in Baltimore public schools for several years and then in Allentown, Pa.

The wife of a surgeon, she was a past president of the York Hospital Intern and Residents Group and a former member of the Carroll County General Hospital Auxiliary and Westminster Arts Council. She led a fund-raising drive to purchase a piano for Westminster High School.

She had been a recipient of a volunteer of the year award from Target Community and Educational Services Inc., an organization that assists mentally disabled people living in group homes.

A memorial service was held yesterday at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster, where she was a member and soup kitchen volunteer.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Dr. John E. Steers, of Carroll County; two sons, Dr. John A. Steers of Finksburg and Scott E. Steers of Sykesville; a daughter, Susan E. Ellin of Reisterstown; her mother, Elizabeth Taylor Dunn of Westminster; a brother, Thomas S. Dunn of Arizona; a sister, Fredericka E. Dunn of Philadelphia; and eight grandchildren.

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