Sister Dorothy Schleicher, 85

Sister of Christian Charity taught in area parochial schools

December 12, 2006

Sister Dorothy Schleicher, a retired educator who had taught in area parochial schools, died of Alzheimer's disease Dec. 4 at The Villa, her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 85.

Born and raised in South Baltimore, she was a 1941 graduate of Immaculata High School in Somerville, N.J.

She entered the Sisters of Christian Charity and professed her vows in 1945. She attended what is now Seton Hall University and earned a bachelor's degree in social studies in 1950, and a master's in history there in 1960.

For more than 30 years, Sister Schleicher held teaching assignments at parochial schools in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania before coming to Baltimore in 1973 as a director and social worker at South Baltimore Emergency Relief.

In 1977, she joined the Sisters of Mercy, and taught locally at Mercy High School, New All Saints Parochial School and Rosa Parks Parochial School.

Since her 1991 retirement, she had lived at The Villa.

A funeral Mass was offered Wednesday.

Surviving are a brother, Joseph R. Schleicher of Baltimore; two nieces; and a nephew.

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