Bernadette M. Hogarth, 87, volunteer, lab technician


August 29, 2006

Bernadette M. Hogarth, a retired laboratory technician and hospital volunteer, died of pneumonia Aug. 22 at a hospice in Las Vegas. The former longtime Hamilton resident was 87.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea, Miss Hogarth cut short her public school education to help raise her nine siblings.

"She was 43 years old when she returned to school and earned a GED," said her son, Bill Hogarth of Henderson, Nev.

From 1943 until her retirement in 1981, Miss Hogarth was a chemical laboratory technician at Armco Steel Corp. in East Baltimore.

Miss Hogarth was a longtime volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital and knitted more than a thousand baby hats for newborns there.

She enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers.

Miss Hogarth was a former communicant of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church in Hamilton.

Plans for a memorial service in Baltimore were incomplete yesterday.

Also surviving are three brothers, Albert Hogarth of Baltimore, Ambrose Hogarth of Gardenville and John R. Hogarth of Ocean City; two sisters, Mary Todd of Bel Air and Geraldine Roemer of Baltimore; a granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.

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