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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,Sun Staff Writer | June 26, 1995
Janie Konigsberg's parents gave her a tennis racket in 1960 when she was 5 years old. She wound the remaining 33 years of her life around tennis.The first Janie Konigsberg Memorial Tennis Tournament, which was scheduled at the Westminster City Playground tennis courts Saturday, recognized the approximately $5,000 worth of tennis equipment and clothing that her mother donated to the city in September 1994.Ms. Konigsberg died of complications from juvenile diabetes two years ago at age 38.Seven players had registered for the tournament by Friday.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
Patricia H. Grymes, a homemaker and an avid Chesapeake Bay sailor, died Dec. 11 of cancer at her Towson home. She was 85. The daughter of Urban Smith Holden, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad civil engineer, and Dorothea Boyer Holden, a homemaker, the former Patricia Ann Holden was born in Cincinnati. She moved to Baltimore's Hunting Ridge neighborhood when the B&O transferred her father to Baltimore. After graduating in 1947 from Western High School, she took a job as a sales associate at the old Hochschild Kohn & Co. department store.
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April 30, 2002
Carl L. Nathanson, a Baltimore attorney, avid sailor and antiques collector, died of cancer Sunday at his Owings Mills home. He was 64. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Nathanson was raised in Forest Park and graduated from Forest Park High School in 1957. He earned his bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Baltimore and began his law practice in the 1960s. Mr. Nathanson had his law office in the Courtside Building at 11 E. Lexington St., and remained in practice until his death.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2013
George W. Berry, a retired Internal Revenue Service official who was an avid sports fan, died Oct. 7 of gastric cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 79. George Wayne Berry — he never used his first name — was born in Randallstown and after his parents divorced, he moved to Sparrows Point, where he lived with his mother and grandmother. After graduating in 1952 from Sparrows Point High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1956 in business administration from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | November 11, 2002
James L. Lears Jr., a partner at the accounting firm of Clifton Gunderson and an avid runner, died Thursday evening in his Towson home after suffering a possible stroke. He was 55. The Baltimore native attended Mount Washington Country School and Calvert Hall College before receiving a bachelor's degree at the University of Maryland. At Loyola College he received a master's degree in taxation. He served in the National Guard beginning in the late 1960s. He married Catherine McLean Proutt in 1974.
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By LIZ F. KAY and LIZ F. KAY,SUN REPORTER | May 17, 2006
To gauge the success of Woodlawn High School's "AVID" program, just read the board at the front of its classroom. Students proudly proclaimed on a "chalk of fame" their memberships in Woodlawn's class of 2006 - and the class of 2010 at the colleges they will attend. These 17 students learned to take organized notes and ask probing questions, and gained the self-assurance to ask them, through the Advancement Via Individual Determination program. Tonight, Baltimore County plans to recognize the achievements of 113 high school seniors from Woodlawn and seven other schools who are the first from the county's program to graduate.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2010
Mary R. "Jenia" Brown, a homemaker and avid tennis player, died Monday at her Roland Park home after being struck by a falling tree limb. She was 66. Mrs. Brown had returned to her Falls Road Terrace home after playing tennis when she was struck by the tree limb, said her husband of 45 years, W. Taylor Brown, a retired Baltimore lawyer, who said the incident was not related to last Sunday's storm. Mrs. Brown, who died at the scene while paramedics were treating her, was later taken to Sinai Hospital, her husband said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
Michael J. Wilt, an insurance man and avid sports fan, died Sunday of a cardiac arrest at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 40. Mr. Wilt was born in Meriden, Conn., and raised in Norwich, N.Y., where he graduated in 1988 from Norwich High School. He earned a degree in education in 1992 from the State University of New York at Potsdam. For the past 12 years, Mr. Wilt had been employed in insurance sales for Aegon NV, the Dutch insurance company whose North American headquarters is in Baltimore.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1997
Starting in February, about 60 mediocre students from Annapolis Middle and Annapolis High schools will find themselves being steered toward harder classes and maybe even college, through a pilot program the Anne Arundel County school board approved yesterday.Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) has been designed for students who have expressed a desire to go to college but habitually receive average grades because, or example, parents don't motivate them to do better or because guidance counselors have never identified them as college material.
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December 7, 2006
Rikke B. Kaufmann, a retired accountant and avid bicyclist, died of kidney cancer Tuesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Mount Washington resident was 58. Born Rikke Hansen and raised in Korsor, Denmark, she began her career in Copenhagen. "She attended an accounting school in Denmark and completed an apprenticeship program with Arthur Andersen," said her husband of six years, Bill Kaufmann.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
Constance Fitzgerald, a homemaker who lived for 18 years in Ocean City and was a devoted beach-goer, died of congestive heart failure at Hospice of the Chesapeake in Harwood on Aug. 30, her 93rd birthday. She was a resident of Regency Park Assisted Living in Gambrills. Born Constance Jacques in Perth Amboy, N.J., she lived in nearby Fords, N.J., as a child. She was raised by her stepfather, Oscar Sundquist, a firefighter, and mother, Dorothy Pateman Jacques. She attended New Jersey public schools and as a child enjoyed spending summers at local beaches.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
Joyce M. Vogelsang, a homemaker and avid sports fan, died Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Carroll Hospice Center's Dove House in Westminster. She was 85. Born and raised in Baltimore, the former Joyce Millicent Pruett was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Southern Maryland. When Carroll County General Hospital — now Carroll Hospital Center — opened its doors in 1961, Mrs. Vogelsang took a job there as a unit clerk and worked there until 1969. The former Winfield resident later moved to Westminster.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2013
Margaret W. "Margie" Brooks, a homemaker, volunteer and avid gardener, died Dec. 28 of a cerebral hemorrhage at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 93. The daughter of an insurance executive and a homemaker, Margaret Eloise Wells was born in Syracuse, N.Y., and was 6 when her family moved to Roland Park. She attended Roland Park Country School and graduated in 1937 from Western High School. After earning a teaching degree from what is now Towson University in 1941, she taught for four years at St. Paul's School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2012
Craig R. Unruh, an advertising executive and avid waterfowl hunter, died Sept. 14 of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. He was 61. Mr. Unruh was born in Baltimore and raised on Tunbridge Road in Homeland. He was a 1969 graduate of St. Paul's School, where he had been an outstanding midfielder on the lacrosse team and a key player in the 1969 state championship game. As a student at the University of Maryland, he was a starting midfielder his freshman year, and after earning a bachelor's degree in 1973, continued playing the sport for the University, Chesapeake and Carling lacrosse clubs.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2012
Catherine N. Hamilton, a homemaker and doll collector, died Thursday from lung cancer at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. She was 75. The daughter of a coal miner and a seamstress, the former Catherine Norris Jones was born and raised in Williamsburg, Ky., where she attended public schools. Mrs. Hamilton came to Baltimore as a teenager and later worked for several years during the 1950s as a secretary for the Rowan Controller Co. in Westminster, manufacturers of electrical motor controls.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
A week into the new school year, Broadneck center midfielder Emily Lord is loving her senior gig. She's quick to say it's completely different. She's finished with her classes at 10:30 a.m. every day. In her third year on varsity, she is a captain for the No. 6 Bruins. And she's learning a new position after playing her first two years at forward. It has been a lot to take in, and Lord is excited and primed for a banner year. Lord showed a fine ability to distribute the ball last season - finishing with eight assists to go with three goals - and she'll have the chance to set up teammates even more this fall with the ball at her feet more in the middle.
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August 2, 2007
Dorothy Ella Sherer, an avid dancer and retired office manager of a cargo inspection business, died of cancer July 25 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former Hamilton resident was 89. Born Dorothy Ella Blatt in Baltimore and raised on Ridgely Street in Pigtown, she was a 1936 graduate of Southern High School, where she assisted the principal with secretarial work. Friends said that Mrs. Sherer excelled as a typist and office worker. She joined the National Cargo Bureau in downtown Baltimore and became its office manager before retiring many years ago. Throughout her life, she enjoyed dancing, and she met her future husband, Neil Robbins Sherer, a Baltimore City inventory manager, at a dance at Gwynn Oak Park.
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By Jennifer K. Dansicker | August 23, 2012
Die-hard bikers, put on your helmets and get ready to learn how to save yourself when you really need to. The Bike Shop of Bel Air offers a survival maintenance course that can help you while you are riding and encounter a problem with your bike. The course “covers the proper and impromptu ways to repair a bike to get you home safely. Topics include simple changing of a tire to more complex issues of what to do if you crash and break spokes,” says instructor Shawn Ransford (right)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2012
Cary B. Beehler, a former Cross Keys sales associate and avid bird watcher whose travels took her all over the world in pursuit of her hobby, died May 7 from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The Blakehurst retirement community resident was 91. The daughter of the owner of Baxter Paper Co. and a homemaker, Cary Baxter was born in Baltimore and raised on Deepdene Road in Roland Park. She attended the Calvert School, Greenwood School and St. Mary's Seminary for Women, now St. Mary's College of Maryland, in St. Mary's City.
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