Pamela C. Florenz, artist, dies

Commercial artist had also painted landscapes in watercolors

September 24, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Pamela C. Florenz, a retired commercial artist who also painted landscapes in watercolors, died Sept. 15 from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium.

The longtime Timonium resident was 85.

Pamela Callahan, the daughter of dairy farmers, was born and raised in Easton. She was a 1940 graduate of Easton High School.

After graduating in 1944 from the Maryland Institute College of Art, she worked as a commercial artist where her specialty was women's fashion.

"Her work was published in The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun and the News American among other publications," said her daughter, Susan F. Daley of Parkton.

In the 1950s, Mrs. Florenz stopped working to raise her three children, and later returned to work as a part-time freelance commercial artist in the 1960s.

"She also supported many charitable organizations by creating customized art and layouts for brochures and pamphlets on a complimentary basis," her daughter said.

Mrs. Florenz, who had been a "golf widow," her daughter said, later took up the game, playing two to three times a week for years.

She also had served as president of the local Woman's Golf Association.

Mrs. Florenz's husband of 47 years, Theodore Florenz Sr., a manufacturers' representative, died in 1994.

She was an active member of Havenwood Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Ridgely Road, Timonium, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Also surviving are two sons, Theodore Florenz Jr. of Severna Park and Bill Florenz of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Shirley Callahan of Durham, N.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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