Dorothy M. Rembski, 87, secretary and opera buff

April 12, 2006

Dorothy M. Rembski, a former secretary and an opera buff, died of heart failure Monday at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. She was 87.

She was born Dorothy Marie Klein in Baltimore and raised on Belair Road in Northeast Baltimore. She attended city public schools and a business school.

She then worked as a secretary for Dr. Nathan Frank Spector, a Baltimore chiropractor, whom she married in 1943. He died in 1974.

The former longtime Ten Hills resident was married in 1981 to Stanislav Rembski, the internationally known Baltimore portraitist, who died in 1998.

A convivial hostess, Mrs. Rembski enjoyed meeting guests at her husband's openings as well as entertaining family and friends in the couple's Bolton Hill home.

She liked attending productions of the Baltimore Opera Co. and counted among her friends former Metropolitan Opera soprano Rosa Ponselle.

Mrs. Rembski was a collector of antiques, china and tableware.

She had been a communicant of Prince William of York Roman Catholic Church in Ten Hills.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at noon today at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Norman F. Spector, a chiropractor, of Wiltondale; a daughter, Diane V. Harris of Ocean Pines; two brothers, Paul Klein and Joseph Klein, both of Baltimore; three sisters, Mary Glace and Helen Michel, both of Baltimore, and Sister Theresa Helen Klein, a Franciscan Sister, of Aston, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

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