Dorothy B. G. George, 77, city youth program director

March 15, 2006

Dorothy B. G. George, former director of youth development programs for the old Baltimore Urban Services Agency, died of pancreatic cancer March 4 at Catonsville Commons Nursing Home. She was 77.

She was born and raised Dorothy Belle Gibbs in New Bern, N.C., and earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1951 from what is now Morgan State University in 1951.

Mrs. George moved to the Virgin Islands and became a welfare caseworker. After returning to Baltimore in the mid-1950s, she became an adoption caseworker for the Baltimore Department of Social Services.

In 1967, she joined the Urban Services Agency as a neighborhood development center director and was promoted to director of youth development programs. She retired in 1977.

Mrs. George had been a member of the Mayor's Citizens Coordinating Council and National Council for Black Child Development, and a board member of the Maryland Credit Union Insurance Corp.

In the 1990s, she served as president of the Baltimore Alpha Wives, Baltimore Holidays and Modern Grannies social organizations.

The Catonsville resident was an accomplished bridge and pinochle player and a member of several card clubs. She enjoyed collecting recipes and cooking and entertaining.

Mrs. George had been a 50-year member of St. James Episcopal Church, where services were held Monday.

Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Liston A. George, a retired director of training at the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn; two daughters, Brenda Baker and LaVerne Naesea, both of Baltimore; three grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters. Her son, Liston A. George Jr., died in 2000.

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