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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.
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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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)
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By LIZ BOWIE | 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.
NEWS
March 17, 2007
Florence Wartow, a homemaker and longtime Sinai Hospital volunteer, died Monday of complications from pneumonia at Sinai Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 89. Born Florence Sandler in Baltimore and raised in East Baltimore, she was a 1936 Eastern High School graduate. A Sinai Hospital volunteer for 46 years, she worked in its lobby gift shop stockroom and gave 28,000 hours of time. Mrs. Wartow was a music lover and attended ballet performances, the Baltimore Symphony and the Baltimore Opera.
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By Jacques Kelly | March 26, 1991
Anyone here who's ever dug a hole for a rose bush knows that Baltimore is a city built on clay.This silicate is what makes Baltimore a brick city. Our rowhouses, schools, hospitals and industrial buildings all began as that reddish pulverized shale that sits just under the surface of the ground.Maryland does well by its masonry tradition, dubbing many brick varieties and colors with historic, ancestral names. In fact, most local bricks come in two trademark categories -- Calverts or Homewoods.
NEWS
July 22, 1991
Jeanette Goldman Askin, 80, who once operated a Baltimore dry goods store, died of cancer Wednesday at Sinai Hospital.Funeral services were held Friday at Sol Levinson and Brothers funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.Mrs. Askin lived in Diplomat Condominiums on Clarks Lane. The Baltimore native was a graduate of Eastern High School.She worked as a dental technician before taking over the family-owned dry goods business, Askin and Askin, at 321 W. Baltimore St., after her husband, Milton, died in 1968.
NEWS
November 21, 1990
Elizabeth Glaser Dwelly, a native of Baltimore who did social work as a young woman, died Nov. 11 at the Meridian Nursing Center-Long Green after a short illness.Mrs. Dwelly, who was 85 and lived in Yardley, Pa., moved to Reisterstown about six years ago.The former Elizabeth Glaser was a graduate of Eastern High School, Hood College and the New York School of Social Work. She did social work in Baltimore, then in several Pennsylvania communities. While living in Yardley, she was active in the League of Women Voters, the Mental Health Association and as an adult leader in the Girl Scouts.
NEWS
April 20, 2004
Mildred A. Hughes, a retired Maryland Transit Administration secretary, died of congestive heart failure Friday at Florida Living Nursing Center in Apopka, Fla. The former Loch Raven Village resident was 99, and had moved to Orlando, Fla., in 1990. Born and raised in Baltimore, she was a 1920 graduate of Eastern High School. She earned a diploma from Strayer's Business College. In 1922, she began working at the old United Railways and Electric Co. and was a secretary for its successor, Baltimore Transit Co. She retired in 1970 from the MTA, which was then called the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
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