Charlotte Green, who with her husband owned and operated an Anne Arundel County jewelry store, died of pneumonia April 24 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Baltimore resident was 80.
She and her husband, William Green, opened Green's Jewelry in Severna Park in 1963. He was a second-generation jeweler and watchmaker, and she assisted in selling, buying and bookkeeping.
She semiretired in the early 1990s, but she and her husband continued to come to the store, taken over by their sons, until recent years. About 15 years ago, the store moved to Glen Burnie.
A Baltimore native, Charlotte Kahn spent her early years in East Baltimore, but by the time she began school, the family lived in Pimlico. She graduated from Western High School in 1944.
She worked in doctors' offices and assisted in office and other duties.
She met her husband on a blind date. They married in December 1959. Mr. Green died in June.
"Taking care of the business, and taking care of my brother and I, that pretty much took up all her time," said her son Howard Green of Baltimore.
In 1980, Mrs. Green learned she had Parkinson's disease. However, she was determined to stay as active as possible, her son said. The extended family has been participating for more than 15 years in a National Institutes of Health study on genetic links to the disease, he said.
Mrs. Green was a member of Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Miriam Lodge. She enjoyed knitting and playing mah-jongg.
A funeral service was held Thursday.
In addition to her son, she is survived by another son, Jeffrey Green of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.