Jeannette R. Cadwallader, 57

English teacher

October 18, 2007

Jeannette R. Cadwallader, an English teacher at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, died Tuesday of complications of ovarian cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Reisterstown resident was 57.

Born Jeannette Ruth Liberda in Philadelphia, she attended Abraham Lincoln High School there and received a bachelor's degree in education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania.

She began her career with the Baltimore County public school system in 1972. She taught English at Franklin Junior High School, Woodlawn Junior High School, Deer Park Junior High School and Franklin High School.

In addition to teaching Advanced Placement English, she also coached cheerleading at Franklin High School for many years.

She earned a master's degree in library science from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College.

She retired in 2003 but later returned to teaching. She taught her last classes in June.

She enjoyed spending time with her friends and her grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of the Girl Scouts and enjoyed travel and solving crossword puzzles.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Diaz of Glyndon; her parents, Andrew and Muriel Liberda of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren. Her marriage to Warren Cadwallader ended in divorce.

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