Lois F. Honick, SSA analyst, dies

She had worked as a management analyst at Woodlawn headquarters

March 15, 2011|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Sun reporter

Lois F. Honick, a retired Social Security Administration management analyst, died Sunday of cancer at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 85.

Lois Fessenden, the daughter of a Navy Department worker and a homemaker, was born in Washington and moved with her parents to Hyattsville in 1932.

She was a 1942 graduate of McKinley Technical High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1946 in psychology from American University.

After graduating from college, she worked as an attendant at the old Chestnut Lodge Psychiatric Hospital in Rockville, and then for a Community Chest organization that provided medical care funds for the indigent.

In the early 1950s, she joined the SSA, working at field offices in Lynchburg, Va., Washington, Gastonia, N.C., and later at the agency's old headquarters in the Candler Building in downtown Baltimore.

In 1960, she transferred to the new headquarters building in Woodlawn, where she was a management analyst until retiring in 1978.

While working at SSA, she met and fell in love with Al B. Honick Jr. The couple married in 1967.

The longtime Woodlawn residents, who also spent time at a second home in Manns Choice, Bedford County, Pa., were world travelers.

Mrs. Honick enjoyed attending the theater and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts and visiting museums.

She was a member for more than 40 years of the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

In addition to her husband, survivors include nieces and nephews.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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