Doris W. Hofmeister, 87, Maryland National Bank worker

September 08, 2006

Doris W. Hofmeister, a retired Maryland National Bank employee who enjoyed cooking and baking, died of Alzheimer's disease Aug. 31 at an assisted-living facility in Tomball, Texas, where she had lived since 2004. She was 87.

Anna Doris Wockenfuss was born and raised in Baltimore. She was a 1936 graduate of Western High School and earned a degree in art from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

A longtime resident of Hillendale, she taught art in Baltimore public schools and at Gilman School. From 1978 until retiring in 1988, she was the vault manager at the old Maryland National Bank at Light and Redwood streets.

She was a longtime member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church on 33rd Street, and had been a founder and supporter with her husband of Baltimore Lutheran High School, now Baltimore Lutheran School in Towson.

Mrs. Hofmeister was known for her sour beef and potato dumplings and her cheesecakes. She was also an accomplished needleworker and liked smocking children's dresses.

Her husband of 25 years, John S. Hofmeister, died in 1975.

Services were Tuesday.

Surviving are a son, Royce Hofmeister of King of Prussia, Pa.; four daughters, Joyce T. Fox of Ellicott City, Joan Schaekel and Kira Gibbs, both of Tomball, and Elva Estevez of Anasco, Puerto Rico; and 13 grandchildren.

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