Doris L. Stinebert

Age 90 She was Balto. Co. postmistress.

July 15, 2008

Doris L. Stinebert, a homemaker and former Baltimore County postmistress, died in her sleep July 8 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 90.

Doris Long was born in Philadelphia and raised in the city's Germantown neighborhood, where she attended public schools.

In 1943, she married Howard Kirk Unruh Sr., an Army Air Forces pilot. After the war, the couple moved to Baltimore, where Mr. Unruh was general manager for the Super Service Motor Freight Co.

After her husband's death in 1957, Mrs. Stinebert was the postmistress for Brooklandville from the late 1950s into the early 1960s.

In 1959, she married Dr. Edward Rennert Stinebert Sr., and the couple lived in Rockland and later in the former Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad station on Lake Avenue.

They moved to Sarasota, Fla., in the late 1970s, and after her husband's death in 2000, Mrs. Stinebert returned to Baltimore.

Mrs. Stinebert was a longtime volunteer with the Orton Society, where she helped teach children with dyslexia.

In Sarasota, she volunteered in public schools, helping children to improve their reading skills, and also helped Meals on Wheels.

While living in Florida, she was a member of the Sarasota Garden Club, Palm Aire Country Club and the Episcopal Church of the Nativity.

She had been a member of the Three Arts Club of Homeland, the League of Women Voters and the Woman's Club of Roland Park.

Mrs. Stinebert enjoyed playing bridge and golf and had also been a member of the Hillendale Country Club and the Country Club of Maryland.

Mrs. Stinebert also enjoyed playing the piano, guitar and ukulele.

She was a longtime communicant of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Plans for a memorial service were incomplete yesterday.

Surviving are four sons, Edward R. Stinebert Jr. and Craig R. Unruh, both of Baltimore, Howard Kirk Unruh Jr. of Princeton, N.J., and Christopher S. Stinebert of Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Katherine Ann Stinebert Tatar of Houston; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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