Constance D. Bendann, volunteer, dies

She volunteered at Hopkins Hospital and the Wilmer Eye Institute

  • Connie Bendann
Connie Bendann
December 13, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Constance D. Bendann, a lifelong Baltimorean and volunteer, died in her sleep Friday at College Manor nursing home in Lutherville. She was 94.

Constance David Bendann was born in Baltimore and raised off Eutaw Place on Brooks Lane. Her father, Maurice Bendann, was a principal in Bendann Brothers, now Bendann Art Galleries, and her mother, Violet, was a homemaker.

"She spoke fondly of the neighborhood when growing up there," said a cousin, Lance Bendann of Homeland, who now owns and operates Bendann Galleries.

Ms. Bendann was a 1933 graduate of Park School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1938 from Goucher College.

She lived for years in the Emersonian Apartments on Eutaw Place before moving to 3900 North Charles. For the past five years, she had lived at College Manor.

She was a longtime volunteer for the Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and a member of the advisory board of the Wilmer Eye Institute, also at Hopkins.

The Maurice Bendann Eye Care Center at Green Spring Station, the Maurice Bendann Surgical Pavilion at the Wilmer Eye Institute and the Bendann-Iliff Professorship of Ophthalmology were philanthropic interests of Ms. Bendann and her parents.

An animal lover, Ms. Bendann had volunteered for many years with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and was a member of its board. She also was a volunteer at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

She enjoyed traveling.

Services are private.

Also surviving are several cousins, nieces and nephews.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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