Anne K. Gaynor

Age 86: Volunteer, homemaker

May 06, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Anne K. Gaynor, a homemaker and volunteer, died of liver failure May 1 at Hospice of Baltimore. The Roland Park Place resident was 86.

Anne Ketzky was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington. She attended Park School and graduated in 1939 from Forest Park High School.

She was married in 1942 to Emanuel A. Gaynor, who later became president of the Chesapeake Shoe Co. of Dundalk. He died in 1997.

The couple lived in Stevenson, Caves Valley and Cross Keys before moving to Weston, Conn., in 1966. While living in Connecticut, Mrs. Gaynor attended the University of Bridgeport.

The couple returned to Baltimore in the late 1980s, and for the last decade she had lived at Roland Park Place.

Mrs. Gaynor had volunteered at Sinai and Johns Hopkins hospitals. She also taught in literacy programs and was an active member of the League of Women Voters.

She was an avid flower gardener and enjoyed flower arranging.

Plans for a memorial service to be held later this month were incomplete yesterday.

Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Gaynor of New York City and Barbara Gaynor McMahon of Vashon, Wash.; a stepbrother, Austin Oppenheim of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

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