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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Joan A. Parr, a homemaker and peace activist, died Tuesday from heart failure at her Lauraville home. She was 84. The former Joan Atkins was born in Springfield, Mass., and moved to Baltimore in 1945, when her father joined the upper school math faculty at Park School. After graduating from Park in 1946, she earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1950 from Goucher College. During the early 1950s, she worked as an administrative assistant at the Baltimore Broom Machine Co. In 1951, she married Albert Gilmore Kinsey, who was a food service company personnel director.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Joan A. Parr, a homemaker and peace activist, died Tuesday from heart failure at her Lauraville home. She was 84. The former Joan Atkins was born in Springfield, Mass., and moved to Baltimore in 1945, when her father joined the upper school math faculty at Park School. After graduating from Park in 1946, she earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1950 from Goucher College. During the early 1950s, she worked as an administrative assistant at the Baltimore Broom Machine Co. In 1951, she married Albert Gilmore Kinsey, who was a food service company personnel director.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2012
Cynthia Earl Kerman, a retired Villa Julie College faculty member who wrote biographies of a Quaker economist and a Harlem Renaissance writer, died of pneumonia July 22 at the Glen Meadows retirement community. She was 89 and had lived in Lauraville. Born Cynthia Earl in Srinagar, Kashmir in India, where her father was teaching physical education for the YMCA, she attended the Kodaikanal School. Family members said living in India made a lasting impression on her, and she revisited the country and occasionally prepared Indian meals for her guests when entertaining.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2012
Cynthia Earl Kerman, a retired Villa Julie College faculty member who wrote biographies of a Quaker economist and a Harlem Renaissance writer, died of pneumonia July 22 at the Glen Meadows retirement community. She was 89 and had lived in Lauraville. Born Cynthia Earl in Srinagar, Kashmir in India, where her father was teaching physical education for the YMCA, she attended the Kodaikanal School. Family members said living in India made a lasting impression on her, and she revisited the country and occasionally prepared Indian meals for her guests when entertaining.
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January 4, 2005
On December 18, 2004, MARGARET NEUSTADT RANDOL. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 8, at 11 A.M. at the Stony Run Friends Meeting (5116 N. Charles Street; parking in the Friends School Parking lot below). In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Friends Service Committee (4806 York Road, Baltimore, 21212).
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March 18, 1991
Baltimore area high school students will get a chance to learn about global, social and political issues at a conference being held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 13 at Western High School, Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane.Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, the guest speaker, is to discuss his recent experience in the Middle East.Workshops and lunch are planned. Sponsors of the program are the American Friends Service Committee and the Youth and Militarism Project. For more information, call the committee at 366-7200.
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August 10, 1994
* Eric Warner Johnson, an influential Quaker teacher and the author of 57 books, died Thursday at age 76 from head injuries sustained in a fall. Mr. Johnson, a former teacher and administrator at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, wrote books aimed at helping young people and their parents deal with sex, family problems and growing up, including "How to Live Through Junior High School." A conscientious objector in World War II, Mr. Johnson helped to resettle refugees through the American Friends Service Committee in Portugal and North Africa, and later worked for famine relief in India.
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By Sun staff | April 4, 2002
Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Auditions for 2002 summer season. 7 p.m. Sunday at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St.; 7 p.m. Monday at Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway; 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. Needed are male and female actors of varying ages and ethnicities. Prepare a two-minute monologue; resume and photo requested. Seven theaters will produce 10-12 plays by Maryland playwrights this season. Call 410-276-2135. Dinari Theater Project.
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February 9, 2005
On February 1, 2005, mother of Charles M. Stevenson, Andrew E. Stevenson and Deborah E. Stevenson. Sister of Charles Ellis Ellicott of Cockeysville, Maryland. Grandmother of Aaron Stevenson, Jenny Stevenson-Brestoff and Timothy Stevenson. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 11 A.M. at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210. Friends of Nancy Madeira wishing to show their appreciation for her life and legacy are asked to make donations in her name to The General Support Fund of The American Friends Service Committee, the international outreach arm of the Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers.
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October 12, 1994
Barbara W. Moffett, 71, a director of community relations for the American Friends Service Committee who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. publish his "Letter from the Birmingham Jail," died Saturday in Philadelphia.Chaim Raphael, 86, scholar and thriller writer who wrote under the pen name Jocelyn Davey, died Monday in a London hospital. "The Undoubted Deed," "The Naked Villainy" and "The Road from Babylon" are among his best-known works.James Monks, 81, an actor who began his career on Broadway in the 1930s and later worked in movies and modeling, died of cancer Sunday at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.
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December 18, 2005
On December 15, 2005, ALBERT L. SICOLA; beloved husband of Anne M. Sicola (nee Ranone); loving father of Geraldine Sicola, Terunesh Kassa-Ray and her husband Selwyn and the late Francine Sicola; dear brother of Louis Sicola and the late Adolf, Michael, Fanny and Frances Sicola. A Vigil Service will be held at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck, Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale), on Monday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Tuesday 10:30 A.M. Interment private.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | April 15, 2002
Uta Dreher drove four hours from Scranton, Pa., to Baltimore yesterday to be reminded of the Friends who had fed her a daily meal when she was growing up in war-torn Dresden, Germany, after World War II. She was moved to tears at Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street, where a traveling exhibit, Quiet Helpers: Quaker Service in Postwar Germany, is on display in the main atrium until May 17. "They changed my life," Dreher, 66, said. "I'm not a Quaker, but I am a nonviolent activist."
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