Dolores M. Soul dies at 70

Accountant and state education official

May 20, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Dolores M. Soul, a retired Maryland State Department of Education official, died Monday of cancer at Future Care Charles Village. She was 70.

Dolores Mary Soul was born at home on Rose Street and was a 1957 graduate of Catholic High School.

She was a graduate of the University of Baltimore, where she earned an accounting degree. A certified public accountant, she also held a bachelor's degree from what is now Loyola University Maryland.

Ms. Soul was the section chief for general accounting for the state education department for 35 years. She retired in 2003.

Since 1981, she had been treasurer of the Bohemian Cemetery Co. of the Grand Lodge of Cesko Slovanska Podporujici Spolecnost. She had also been a member of the lodge's board and chief financial officer until stepping down in 2009 because of failing health.

Ms. Soul had worked for the preservation of the Bohemian National Cemetery, which was founded in 1884 in the 1300 block of Horners Lane in Armistead Gardens.

"She worked on the application for historic preservation status, which was granted last week," said her sister, Veronika Soul of New York City.

Ms. Soul, who had lived in the Gallery Towers Apartments, had also been a former treasurer of the Czech Slovak Historic Association and attended the Czech and Slovak Language School.

Other philanthropic interests included the Mount Vernon Children's Park.

She was an active member of Mensa, the Archaeological Society of Maryland and the Downtown Sailing Club. She was also an avid Ravens fan and a cat fancier.

Ms. Soul was a communicant of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Park Avenue and Saratoga Street, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

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