Nancy H. Gonce, 58

Towson University archives librarian

February 22, 2007

Nancy H. Gonce, a retired Towson University archives librarian, died Feb. 13 of a heart attack at ManorCare Ruxton. The Lutherville resident was 58.

Born Nancy Hopkins in Baltimore and raised in Lutherville, she was a 1966 graduate of Dulaney High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Towson University and a master's degree in library science from Drexel University.

She worked at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County library; McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland, College Park; and for GEAC, a library software company, before taking a job at Towson State University's Albert S. Cook Library in 1988.

She was head of circulation, worked on special projects, and then as archives librarian, where among other duties she fielded questions about the school's history. She also co-wrote a campus history. She retired because of poor health in November.

Mrs. Gonce was a past treasurer of Baltimore Bibliophiles and a member of the Towson Chapter of the American Association of University Women. She enjoyed needlework and solving crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

Services were held Sunday.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Edward A. Gonce; a sister, Peggy Dilliard of Bethlehem, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.

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