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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 3, 2011
The Rev. R. Douglas Pitt, a retired Episcopal rector who had been senior minister at Old St. Paul's in downtown Baltimore and earlier served two other city parishes, died Jan. 27 of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 85. Mr. Pitt was born and raised in Richmond, Va., and attended the University of Virginia, earning his bachelor's degree in 1951 from the University of Richmond. His college studies were interrupted by service with the Army's 279th General Hospital during the Berlin airlift after World War II. Mr. Pitt graduated in 1954 from Bexley Hall, the divinity school of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he won a prize for his preaching.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 3, 2011
The Rev. R. Douglas Pitt, a retired Episcopal rector who had been senior minister at Old St. Paul's in downtown Baltimore and earlier served two other city parishes, died Jan. 27 of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 85. Mr. Pitt was born and raised in Richmond, Va., and attended the University of Virginia, earning his bachelor's degree in 1951 from the University of Richmond. His college studies were interrupted by service with the Army's 279th General Hospital during the Berlin airlift after World War II. Mr. Pitt graduated in 1954 from Bexley Hall, the divinity school of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he won a prize for his preaching.
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June 26, 1997
Priscilla Dorsey Howard, who volunteered for many years in the social services department at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Sunday of heart failure at Goodwin House Retirement Home in Alexandria, Va. She was 98.Miss Howard, who was the daughter of John Duvall Howard and Mary Greenwood Smith Howard, had lived at the Alexandria nursing home since 1974.The former Mount Vernon resident who was raised in Bolton Hill was a 1917 graduate of the Bryn Mawr School and made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Writer | January 23, 1995
An overflow crowd of worshipers streamed into Old St. Paul's Church yesterday to rededicate its interior after a $500,000 restoration -- and reaffirm their commitment to preserve the Baltimore landmark.Construction workers stood next to longtime parishioners during a Thanksgiving service held to celebrate completion of the work -- most notably, restoration of the chancel's huge stained-glass East Window, which had begun to buckle."This morning we are giving thanks for all those who contributed their time and talents and deeds to the restoration of this beautiful church," said the Rev. R. Douglas Pitt, senior minister.
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By Frank P.L. Somerville and Frank P.L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | September 9, 1995
The Rev. William N. McKeachie announced yesterday his resignation as rector of Old St. Paul's, the "Mother Church" in Baltimore of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, to accept the post of dean of the Episcopal cathedral in Charleston, S.C.Father McKeachie, 52, has been a leader of traditionalist Episcopalians since beginning his rectorship of the 303-year-old city parish 14 years ago. He was one of the six authors in 1991 of the "Baltimore Declaration," which...
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | July 6, 1998
Angelica Yonge Pearre, a prominent collector of period furniture with a gallery that bears her name in the Baltimore Museum of Art, died of undetermined causes on Thursday in Chester, Nova Scotia, where she had a summer home. She was 100.A longtime resident of Baltimore, Mrs. Pearre studied American history and furniture throughout her life and became particularly fond of Baltimore-made pieces dating to the 18th century."She possessed a knowledgeable passion about history and furniture," said the Rev. Douglas Pitt of Baltimore, a family friend.
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By Reported by Frank P.L. Somerville | October 14, 1994
"Violence -- what are we going to do about it?" That is the subject of a national, broadly sponsored "electronic town meeting" set for Wednesday evening.Among the participants are the Rev. Bernard Keels, a United Methodist Church official and radio personality in Baltimore, who will explore problems and solutions through television hookups with Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, the U.S. surgeon general; the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, and Elizabeth Thoman, director of the Center for Media Literacy.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,Evening Sun Staff | December 14, 1990
ST. JOHN'S Huntingdon Episcopal Church, some of its windows partly boarded up for repairs, was the fine setting Wednesday night of an inspired Christmas concert that melded brass, voice, organ and, finally, church bell as listeners departed into the night.One moment the Annapolis Brass Quintet played a bright pair of songs (canzone) by a 17th century German composer, Samuel Scheidt -- a fast "Gallicam" and a varied tempo "Bergamasca" climaxing in a trumpet flourish.The next moment, Donald W. King guided his Rehoboth Welsh Choir of Delta, Pa., in singing Gustav Holst's "In the Bleak Midwinter" and a traditional Welsh Christmas carol, "O!
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 1, 1999
Marjorie Lehmann Dallam, a noted concert singer and teacher who taught voice in Baltimore for more than 40 years, died Thursday from complications of a stroke at her Mount Vernon home in the Washington Apartments. She was 79.Mrs. Dallam, whose voice was described by a friend as a "full-bodied soprano," had appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Reginald Stewart, and the summer pops series of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert P. Iula.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1998
Rodney K. Hansen, a nationally known concert organist who was the organist at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Baltimore, died Tuesday of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Bolton Hill resident was 64.Admired for his graceful style of playing, Mr. Hansen had been organist and choirmaster of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church for 19 years before he was appointed organist at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in 1991."He had a style all his own and a majestic way of playing. He had a touch and an assurance that set him aside from other organists," said the Rev. R. Douglas Pitt, senior minister at Old St. Paul's.
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