Emanuel Montgomery, 57, Baltimore County educator

March 17, 2006

Emanuel Montgomery, a retired Baltimore County public schools educator and principal, died of cancer March 9 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 57.

Mr. Montgomery was born in Baltimore and raised on Bond Street.

He was a 1966 graduate of Dunbar High School and earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1970 from what is now Morgan State University.

He began teaching in 1970 at Catonsville High School and later at Lansdowne High School, where he taught and was principal of its night school. He retired in 1995.

Mr. Montgomery enjoyed bowling, playing pinochle and taking cruises.

He was active in alumni projects with his Dunbar High School Class of 1966, some of which included a scholarship fund, alumni trips and social events. He also published and edited a class newsletter.

Mr. Montgomery was an active member of Koinonia Baptist Church in East Baltimore, where services were held Tuesday.

Surviving are his wife of six years, the former Vondell Scott; a son, Emanuel A. Montgomery of Baltimore; two daughters, Julia Montgomery and Vera Montgomery, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Luke Montgomery and Lawrence Montgomery, both of Baltimore; and a sister, Alice Lee of Baltimore. A previous marriage to Julia Neale ended in divorce.

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