Ernestine `Petie' Crismer, 79

Real estate agent, avid golfer

December 26, 2006

Ernestine "Petie" Crismer, a retired real estate agent, died of amyloidosis Thursday at Chester River Hospital in Chestertown. She was 79.

Ms. Crismer attended Western High School in Baltimore but moved to Miami with her parents before graduation and finished high school there. She later moved back to Baltimore and enjoyed attending Western reunions.

An avid golfer, Ms. Crismer was a longtime member of Rolling Road Country Club in Catonsville. She served as president of the Women's Golf Association of Baltimore in the mid-1980s. She also traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa.

From the early 1970s to the early 1990s, Ms. Crismer worked as a real estate agent. She taught real estate courses at Catonsville Community College.

Upon her retirement, she first moved to New Port Ritchey, Fla., but returned to Maryland to live with her mother, Ernestine J. Matthews, in Chestertown after being diagnosed with amyloidosis, which causes abnormal proteins to build up in organs.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road in Chestertown. A funeral will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by three children, Karen Dean of Truth or Consequences, N.M., Pat Brick of Chevy Chase and Walter Dean of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

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