Barbara R. Feeser, 47, health researcher

September 22, 2006

Barbara Reed Feeser, a former public health researcher and chorus member, died of cancer Sept. 13 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Ellicott City resident was 47.

Born Barbara Anne Reed in Washington and raised on Old Orchard Road in Baltimore's Ten Hills, she was a 1976 graduate of McDonogh School and remained active on its alumni executive council and on lower school committees.

She earned a bachelor's degree in biology at Bucknell University and had a master's degree in public health and business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

From 1987 to 1997, Mrs. Feeser conducted public health research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She was project director for the Maryland Cancer Registry and project coordinator for grant studies in the department of neurology.

A soprano, Mrs. Feeser sang with the Baltimore Symphony Chorus for nine seasons. She had been a member of Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, sang in its chancel choir and was a church elder.

She was a past president of the North Saint John's Swim Club, a community pool.

Services were held Monday at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City, where she was a member and director of Christian education and a children's choir.

Survivors include her husband of 14 years, David M. Feeser; a 10-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Feeser; her parents, Warren and Mary Reed of Ellicott City; and a sister, Laura R. Richardson of Ellicott City.

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