Sister Editha Piedmont, 92, elementary school

April 11, 2005

Sister Editha Piedmont, a member of the Daughters of Charity who taught for 44 years at her order's schools, died from complications of Parkinson's disease April 4 at her order's Emmitsburg retirement home. She was 92.

Born Edith Katherine Piedmont in Portsmouth, Va., she entered the Daughters of Charity in 1930 and took the name Sister Editha. She earned a bachelor's degree from the old St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg.

She taught elementary pupils at St. Dominic's School in Hamilton, St. John's in East Baltimore, St. Michael's in Overlea and St. Charles in Pikesville.

She also held teaching posts in Virginia, Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut.

In 1980, Sister Editha began working in pastoral care at Sacred Heart Hospital in Cumberland. She retired seven years later.

Most recently Sister Editha rake knitted - knitting using a loom. She made caps for poor and homeless men, which the Daughters of Charity gave out at its Beans and Bread Soup Kitchen in Fells Point.

A Mass was offered Thursday in Emmitsburg.

Sister Editha leaves no immediate survivors.

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