Mary E. Gott, 51

Administrative assistant

January 13, 2007

Mary E. Gott, a secretary and human resources worker, died Wednesday of lung cancer at her Stewartstown, Pa., home. The former Hamilton resident was 51.

Born Mary Ellen Anft in Baltimore and raised on Westfield Avenue in Hamilton, she was a 1973 Northern High School graduate.

She then worked as a secretary in the president's office at the Community College of Baltimore's Liberty Heights campus. In 1981 she became secretary to The Sun's composing room superintendent, Hugh Meadowcroft.

She maintained personnel records for the department, which had 200 employees, researched and prepared information presented at employee arbitration cases, assisted with planning and preparing the department's budget, and was the department representative for the company blood bank and the United Way fund drive.

She also contributed articles to the employee newspaper.

In 1985, she left The Sun to start a family and later was a secretary, billing clerk and administrative assistant for southern Pennsylvania charities, the Stewartstown borough government, York College of Pennsylvania and York International Corp. During the past 18 months, she worked in the human resources department at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Towson.

She enjoyed camping and sitting around a fire in her backyard with her family and friends. She also maintained a lifelong interest in politics and attended Green Party functions in York County.

Services are private.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Michael A. Gott, of Stewartstown, Pa.; two daughters, Jessica Marie Gott and Rebecca Leigh Gott, both of Stewartstown; and two brothers, Albert Frank Anft III of Whitehall, and Michael Anft of Towson.

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