Arlene Haddock, 63

Family charity head

April 26, 2008|By Jacques Kelly

Arlene Haddock, a homemaker who directed a family charity, died of breast cancer April 18 at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Parkton resident was 63.

Born Arlene Nancy Auerbach in New York City, she earned a bachelor's degree at Hofstra University and a master's degree from Michigan State University.

While in graduate school, she met her future husband, Kenneth Haddock, who is a retired Towson University geography professor.

She and her husband moved to Maryland in 1977.

She was a board member of her family's Louis Berkowitz Foundation. She directed funds to a number of charities, including projects at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Washington College in Chestertown, where she initiated a scholarship fund.

A memorial service was held Sunday in Parkton.

In addition to her husband of nearly 40 years, survivors include a son, Joel Haddock of Timonium; a daughter, Jessica Hensley of Fallston; her mother, Mollie Auerbach of Cliffside Park, N.J.; a sister, Helen Sherman of Norwood, N.J.; and a grandson.

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