Edythe G. Vassar, 91, Sun ad representative

April 27, 2005

Edythe G. Vassar, a retired newspaper advertising representative for The Sun, died of coronary artery disease Monday at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. The longtime resident of Woodlawn was 91.

Edythe Brown was born and raised in Ohio, attended Bowling Green University and worked during the 1930s as a children's companion for a Chicago family.

She was married in 1944 to Paul B. Vassar, a Westinghouse Electric Corp. supervisor, and moved to Catonsville in 1961 when he was transferred to the company's Hunt Valley facility. He died in 1980.

In 1962, she took a job as a telephone solicitor in the classified advertising department of The Sun and was promoted to a job as an inside sales representative in 1973. She retired in 1976.

Mrs. Vassar enjoyed reading novels and working crossword puzzles and anagrams.

Services are private.

Survivors include two sons, Berkeley R. Vassar of Castalia, Ohio, and Dr. Dean L. Vassar of Baldwin; a daughter, Janice K. Harris of Millersville; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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