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November 22, 2002
Betty M. Gould, a bridge life master and retired secretary, died of a stroke Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 86 and lived in the city's Cheswolde section. She was born Betty M. Frank in Hamburg, N.Y., and raised in Northwest Baltimore. After graduating in 1933 from Forest Park High School, she attended secretarial school. Mrs. Gould worked for Riall Jackson & Co., a local insurance company founded by four-term Baltimore Mayor Howard W. Jackson in 1904. She was later employed as a secretary for 10 years with the Maryland Department of Education, retiring in 1977.
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April 4, 2007
On March 13, 2007, KATHERINE R. HUNT, 95, of West Yarmouth, MA, formerly of Baltimore, MD, died at the Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Hunt was born and raised in Baltimore, MD where she graduated from Western High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in 1932 and a masters degree of education in 1958 from Goucher College. Her career included work in bio-statistics at The School of Hygiene and Public Health - Baltimore, many years of teaching in the Baltimore Public Schools, and at the Brynmawr School.
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May 31, 1999
Audrey M. Holdefer, a former ceramics teacher and owner of a Fullerton ceramics shop, died Wednesday of cancer at her Mays Chapel home. She was 73.Mrs. Holdefer, who taught ceramics in the basement of her home in the Campus Hills section of Baltimore County, opened Audrey's Ceramic Workshop on Harford Road in 1963. In 1968, she moved to a larger building in Fullerton. She sold the business in 1980.A bridge player for more than 50 years, she was awarded Life Master status by the American Contract Bridge League in 1996.
NEWS
August 6, 2007
On August 4, 2007, CAROL COHEN (nee Rubenstein) of York PA, formerly of Dumont, NJ. Born in Jersey City, NJ, the daughter of the late Harry and Helen Rubenstein, a Graduate of Lincoln H.S. Jersey City she attended New York University. Carol was very active in the Duplicate Bridge world as a player, teacher and director. She achieved the distinction of Life Master. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League, Bergen Bridge Club and White Rose Bridge Club. Mrs. Cohen leaves her beloved husband of 60 Years Woody.
NEWS
May 2, 2002
Ruth W. Rogasner, a homemaker and bridge life master, died of a stroke Monday at a nursing home in Sarasota, Fla. She was 82. Mrs. Rogasner, formerly of Lochearn, had moved to Sarasota last year. She was born and raised Ruth Weintraub in Philadelphia, and graduated from Olney High School there in 1936. In 1941, she married Richard B. Rogasner, an industrial engineer who died in 1990. She lived in Lynchburg, Va., before moving to Baltimore in 1955. During the late 1980s until retiring in 1995, she managed the Twin Tennis Club in Milford.
NEWS
October 6, 1996
Hermine Baron, 83, one of America's top-ranked female bridge players, died of cancer in Los Angeles on Sept. 27.For the past 22 years, Mrs. Baron of Los Angeles had more master points than any other female player, ending with 22,645 and the title of grand life master. From 1975 to 1983, she was ranked second among all players by the American Contract Bridge League, and was 10th when she died.In 1964 and 1970, she won the McKenney Trophy, awarded for winning the most points in a year. In 1964, she set a points record.
NEWS
January 25, 1996
Frances W. Townes, 84, social services supervisorFrances Whayland Townes, a case worker and office supervisor for the Maryland Department of Social Services for nearly 40 years, died of cardiac arrest Monday at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. She was 84.Born in Hebron in Wicomico County, she graduated from high school there and attended Strayers Business College in Baltimore.While working in Baltimore, she married Samuel Townes in 1941 and they lived on East University Parkway.
NEWS
December 4, 2003
John Rajecki Hopkins, an insurance specialist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Woodlawn, died of muscular dystrophy Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 53. The son of a career Army officer, Mr. Hopkins was born at Fort Belvoir, Va., and raised in Washington and Arlington, Va. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia in 1972, and a master's in health care administration two years later from George Washington University.
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September 28, 2008
Central Park at sea : Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has announced that an area resembling New York's Central Park will be featured in the center of its Oasis of the Seas ship when it is delivered in late 2009 as the world's largest cruise vessel. Spanning the length of a football field, Central Park will include lush foliage, quiet walkways, restaurants, boutiques, an art gallery and a moving bar, the world's No. 2 cruise operator said. The area also will feature concerts and street performances, providing the feeling of an outdoor space on a 225,000-gross ton cruise ship that will carry 5,400 passengers and sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Central Park will be lined with 254 balcony staterooms and feature five eateries and two bars.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2002
Constance Burch "Connie" Plummer, an accomplished pianist, civic volunteer and an avid bridge player, died of lung cancer Thursday at her home in Guilford. She was 87. A 1936 graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, she had studied voice and piano and composed many songs throughout her life. "She would get a thought about a song and jot it down," said Risque Wilson Plummer, a retired lawyer and her husband of 63 years. "She would get the notes down on sheet music, and then she would write the lyrics."
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