June Sensinger

Owner of antique jewelry business in Towson

April 02, 2010|By Jacques Kelly

June Sensinger, who owned a Towson antique jewelry business, died of progressive supranuclear palsy March 19 at her Homeland home. She was 66.

Born Evelyn June Smith in Bloomfield, Ky., she earned a bachelor of arts degree at Murray State University in 1966. She taught art at Berea College in Berea, Ky., and, after moving to Baltimore nearly 40 years ago, worked in the Baltimore City and Howard County school systems.

Mrs. Sensinger graduated from the Gemological Institute of America and had worked in jewelry sales and appraisals at A.H. Fetting & Co. in Towson, Dahne & Weinstein, and Heirloom Jewels in the Village of Cross Keys.

She was a specialist in antique jewelry and had studied jewelry design techniques at Towson University.

In 1992, she became the co-owner and a founder of Portobello Square at Washington and Allegheny avenues in Towson. She sold jewelry and paintings at her shop and at East Coast shows where she displayed her objects.

Mrs. Sensinger attended Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts and local art museums. She also collected works of Maryland artists.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 9 at First English Lutheran Church, 3900 N. Charles St.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Norman Alvin Sensinger; a son, David Norman Sensinger of Wake Forest, N.C.; a brother, Elmer Smith of Montgomery, Ala.; a sister, Mary Sue McKeehan of Shepherdville, Ky.; and a grandson.

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