Constance A.M. Miller, 72, school nurse, tennis player

June 16, 2006

Constance A.M. Miller, who worked for the Baltimore County Health Department as a school nurse for more than two decades, died of respiratory failure Sunday at her home in Sparks. She was 72.

She was born Constance Anna Marcella Szymborski in Baltimore and raised on Fait Avenue in Canton. She was a 1950 graduate of Eastern High School and graduated from the old Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1954.

She was an operating room nurse for a year at Children's Hospital and a nurse at what is now Towson University before joining the county Health Department in 1957. She was assigned as the school nurse at St. Pius X School in Rodgers Forge for 27 years before retiring in the 1980s.

Mrs. Miller, who had a second home in Marathon, Fla., was an avid golfer and tennis player. She was a member locally of the Pine Ridge Ladies Golf Association.

She maintained interests in art and music, and enjoyed gardening, walking and reading.

Her husband of 42 years, J. Murray Miller, owner of the Murray-Bumgartner Surgical Instrument Co., died in 1997.

Mrs. Miller was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road, where a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today.

Surviving are two daughters, Lynn A. Bunn of York, Pa., and Gail DiPietro of Monkton; and five grandchildren.

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