December 7, 2002
Dorothy May Schawatka, a retired Baltimore public school educator whose career spanned 40 years, died of pneumonia Nov. 30 at her Chestertown home. She was 97. Born Dorothy May Holmes in Centreville, she moved to Baltimore, where she was reared in the city's Waverly neighborhood. A graduate of Eastern High School, she earned her bachelor's degree from Goucher College in 1926. She later earned a master's degree in education from Columbia University. She began her career in the late 1920s, and taught at Eastern High School, Patterson Park High School and Southern High School.
February 5, 2005
Martha B. Roberson, a homemaker and avid gardener, died of heart failure Sunday at her Lutherville home. She was 84. She was born Martha Berge in Baltimore and raised on Chester Street. A 1938 graduate of Eastern High School, she worked for several years as a state Health Department lab technician and bacteriologist. In 1942, she married her teenage sweetheart, William T. Roberson, and the couple lived for many years in Govans and Hydes. Mrs. Roberson enjoyed knitting and making jewelry that was sold in the gift shop of Bykota Senior Center in Towson, where she was a member.
March 16, 1992
Anne Sharp Burkart, a longtime volunteer with the Lake Clifton-Eastern High School Alumni Association, died Feb. 17 of a stroke at the Meridian Nursing Center in Hamilton.Mrs. Burkart, who was 89, was a longtime resident of Parkville.Born and raised in Baltimore, she graduated in 1919 from the Eastern High School -- then a girls-only institution -- and for nearly 70 years maintained her involvement in her school, which was closed in 1986 and merged with Lake Clifton High School.Mrs. Burkart was also a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Baltimore and a member of the King's Daughters and Sons, an international religious order.
June 30, 2005
Olga V. Bawden, a former Eastern High School principal and longtime Gibson Island resident, died in her sleep Sunday at Roland Park Place. She was 84. Miss Bawden was born in Baltimore and raised on East North Avenue. She was a 1939 graduate of Eastern High School and earned her bachelor's degree in 1943 from Goucher College. In 1951, she earned a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a special education certificate in 1956. She began her career in the 1940s teaching history and French to students at Robert E. Lee Junior High School (School 49)
May 27, 1997
The city of Baltimore completed Thursday its previously announced sale of the former Eastern High School property on 33rd Street to the Johns Hopkins University, ending years of negotiations between the two parties.Hopkins intends to begin renovating the 200,000-square-foot building this summer for use as offices, a business incubator and a high school for the Kennedy Krieger Institute.Hopkins is also working with the Stadium School, an experimental community-based public school, as another potential tenant.
April 27, 2002
Jane Potter Ruhl, a former North Baltimore resident and elementary school educator, died Monday of Huntington's disease, a genetic brain disorder, at a nursing home in Honolulu. She was 67. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Orchards section of North Baltimore, Miss Ruhl was a 1957 graduate of Eastern High School. Miss Ruhl's sister, Anne Ruhl Letchworth, who also suffered from Huntington's disease, died in February. Miss Ruhl received a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University and a master's degree in early childhood education.
February 11, 2003
Mary Elizabeth Dorsey, a homemaker and volunteer, died in her sleep Wednesday at Buckingham's Choice, a continuing care community in Adamstown. She was 96. Born Mary Elizabeth Claypoole and raised in Baltimore, she graduated in 1924 from Eastern High School. For more than 50 years, Mrs. Dorsey lived at Hockley, her family's ancestral home near Annapolis. The family has occupied the property, a land grant from the king of England, since 1649. In 1931, she married Dr. Brice Marden Dorsey, who died in 1999.
September 18, 1991
Consultants have suggested that once Memorial Stadium is abandoned it and Eastern High School should be razed and the site be redeveloped with offices and residences. The site might include a science and math high school, or similar public use as well. Do you like the proposal for the site, or not? Do you think the Eastern High should be demolished, or not?The call is local and must be made from a tone phone. The SUNDIAL number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736. When you reach SUNDIAL, enter category 4600 and wait for instructions from the announcer.
March 21, 1993
Mldred V. Hoffmeister, who had been active in the Rossville and Rosedale communities, died Wednesday at Keswick of complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 86.Mrs. Hoffmeister, a resident of the Rossville area for many years, was a former president of the Rosedale Woman's Club, a member of the Rosedale Recreation Council, a Red Cross volunteer during World War II and a member of the Women's Guild at Zion Evangelical Lutheran United Church of Christ.The former Mildred V. Seltzer was a native of Baltimore and a 1925 graduate of Eastern High School.
October 29, 2003
On October 16, 2003, VICTORIA LAZAR (nee Hanna), age 74, passed peacefully after an extended hospital stay in Costa Del Sol, Spain. She is survived by her husband Donald H. Lazar; children, Donald, Jr., Miriam, Deborah Kline, Cynthia Betron, Michelle Gray and Robert, II; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters and one brother. Mrs. Lazar graduated from Eastern High School and was a long time resident of the Baltimore area. Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 3, at 10 A.M., at St. Augustine Church, in Elkridge, MD. Interment Crownsville Veterans Cemetery.