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.
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)
October 16, 2005
Occupation Baltimore City school system educator In the news Tarter is the former principal of Lake Clifton-Eastern High School who was featured in the series "On Their Own" in The Sun last week. She gave particular attention to students who were experiencing family and social problems and has unofficially adopted Iven Bailey, one of the two subjects of the articles about two young men making their way through senior year without help from a parent or guardian. Career highlights Born in Westminster, she graduated from Westminster High School before getting her degree from Towson State College in 1975.
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.
March 17, 2001
Baltimore's pioneer and forgotten professional social worker, Mary Ellen Richmond, who has been compared to her contemporary, Jane Addams of Chicago's Hull House, is buried on a slight knoll in Loudon Park Cemetery. Carved on the white marble tombstone is the Family Welfare Association's emblem and motto: "Light from hand to hand. Life from age to age." Richmond originated the casework method used by professional social workers. As she described it, such work "has for its immediate aim the betterment of individuals or families, one by one, as distinguished from their betterment in the mass."
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.