Jean H. Reisenweber, woman's club official

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August 23, 2012|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Jean H. Reisenweber, a former secretary who was an active member of the Dulaney Valley Woman's Club, died Sunday from complications of dementia at Lorien Mays Chapel Health Center in Timonium.

The longtime resident of Towson's Campus Hills neighborhood was 86.

The daughter of an engineer and a volunteer, the former Dorothy Jean Hobson was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park.

After graduating from Western High School, she went to work as a secretary for the Maryland Casualty Co.

She was married in 1948 to Daniel F. Reisenweber, a chemical engineer, who died in 2005.

After her children were raised, Mrs. Reisenweber returned to work for a few years in the 1960s as a legal secretary for Joseph Hirschmann, a Baltimore attorney.

Mrs. Reisenweber was a member and later president of the Dulaney Valley Woman's Club, where she oversaw the distribution of contributions to a number of local charities, educational institutions and hospitals.

She was also later president of the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs and served as an officer of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

She enjoyed attending "Day at the Races" at Pimlico, where she represented the Dulaney Valley Woman's Club. While serving as president of the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs, she attended an event at the White House where Nancy Reagan honored women volunteers from across the nation.

She was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club and was an avid bridge player.

Services for Mrs. Reisenweber will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Hobson Schwab of Parkton and Nancy Irene Cline of Hunt Valley; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Diane Susan Brown, died in 1972.

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