Bertsch, Carole Jean

December 10, 2009

On December 2, 2009, CAROLE JEAN BERTSCH, surrounded by family and dear friends, Carole Jean Bertsch went to be with the Lord. Carole Jean died at the age of 56 at Stella Maris Hospice after a valiant struggle with cancer. She is survived by her parents, Ludwig and Ginny Scherer, her loving son, Zeb Bertsch and his wife Candy of Aberdeen, also her brother John Scherer, his wife Teri and their son Joseph of Bel Air. Carole is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins in the United States and abroad. She will be missed by countless adoring friends. Carole Jean was born in Philadelphia, PA. She received her Master's Degree in Art at Towson State University and was closely involved with the SoWeBo art movement. Carole taught at Harford Community College, The Maryland Institute College of Art and privately. She last resided in Baltimore and was an art teacher in the Baltimore County school system. Her artwork and teaching inspired several generations in the Baltimore region and beyond. She was an avid gardener. Carole was always adventurous and traveled the globe to find inspiration for her spirit and her artwork. A memorial celebration of Carole Jean's life will be planned in the near future at the Fleckenstein Art Gallery in Baltimore. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Carole's honor to Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093-2738. We are forever grateful for the compassionate care they provided.

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