Elizabeth Monocruso, 82, elementary school principal

March 14, 2006

Elizabeth Bogue Monocruso, a retired Baltimore school principal and historical society assistant librarian, died of Alzheimer's disease March 5 at an assisted living facility in Danville, Calif. The former North Baltimore resident was 82.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Abell Avenue, Miss Monocruso was a 1940 graduate of Western High School and earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1944. She also held a master's degree in education from the Johns Hopkins University.

Miss Monocruso began teaching at Howard Park Elementary School and later was assistant principal at Mount Royal and Glenmount elementary schools. She was principal of Mount Washington Elementary School for 18 years until retiring in 1968.

She served as assistant librarian at the Maryland Historical Society for years and volunteered at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Since 1999, the former Elkridge Estates resident had lived in Danville.

She had been an active member of the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore, where services were held yesterday.

She is survived by a nephew, two nieces and a cousin.

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