Evelyn Jean Connor

[ Age 72 ] She did research at Hopkins.

December 28, 2007

Evelyn Jean Connor, a retired Johns Hopkins medical research assistant, died of leukemia Saturday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 72.

Born Evelyn Jean Deibel in Baltimore and raised in Violetville, she was a 1953 Western High School graduate.

As a young woman she worked as a control technician at the Emerson Drug Company, manufacturers of Bromo Seltzer.

She was also a technician in the blood lab of the Baltimore Rh Typing Laboratory.

Mrs. Connor became a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and worked with Dr. Curt Richter, Dr. Karl Schellenberg and Dr. Jerry Spivak, among others. Her work was acknowledged in numerous scientific research papers. She retired from Hopkins in 2000 after 40 years of service.

She was a past member of the Catonsville Celebrations Committee and a social group known as the Hopkins 4-Hers.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 4 at the Sterling-Ashton Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave. in Catonsville.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Thomas G. Connor; a son, Gary E. Connor of Princeton Junction, N.J.; a daughter, Sharon L. Lovejoy of Endicott, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.

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