Audrey J. Pinderhughes, 80, Baltimore elementary school teacher

October 12, 2005

Audrey J. Pinderhughes, a retired Baltimore elementary school teacher and reading specialist, died of lung disease Thursday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

The West Baltimore resident was 80.

Born Audrey Jones in Baltimore and raised on Lanvale Street, she was a 1943 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.

She earned a teaching degree from what is now Coppin State University and a master's degree from Loyola College.

She also studied at New York University and what is now Morgan State University.

For many years, Mrs. Pinderhughes taught elementary subjects and was a reading specialist at F.L. Barbour School No. 161, at Saratoga and Schroeder streets. She retired about 27 years ago.

She was a member of National Epicureans, a sewing group called Needles and Pins, and the Bavlieds, a social group of friends whose first names became the basis of the club's name. She also enjoyed playing bridge.

Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Bannister Ave., where she was a member and trustee. She served for a decade on the board of the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen A. Pinderhughes of Baltimore. Her husband of 33 years, Raymond S. Pinderhughes, a piano tuner who died in 1976, was a brother-in-law of Alice Pinderhughes, the late city schools superintendent.

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