Phyllis H. Field, 92

Columbia homemaker

June 28, 2007

Phyllis H. Field, a homemaker, died of pneumonia June 21 at the Charlestown Retirement Community, where she lived for the past nine years. The former Columbia resident was 92.

Born Phyllis Hambsch in Rochester, N.Y., she moved as a child to Gwynn Oak Avenue and was 1932 Forest Park High School graduate.

As a young woman, she worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Robert Garis on Cathedral Street.

She was also a Baltimore City public schools substitute high school English teacher and did survey work for the University of Chicago.

In 1938, she married Joseph Field, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. technician.

They lived in Howard Park and later moved to Columbia's Thunderhill.

Mr. Field died in 2000.

Mrs. Field played golf and tennis, and enjoyed swimming. She read and played bridge and was a member of the Columbia Unitarian Church and the League of Women Voters.

She enjoyed Elderhostel trips and wrote letters to The Sun.

Funeral services are private.

Survivors include two sons, Jonathan Field of Mount Airy and Michael E. Field of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a daughter, Janet F. Zerhusen of Columbia; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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