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 9, 1998
Ella Thompson, whose tireless efforts to bring hope to a drug-infested West Baltimore neighborhood made her a heroine of the book "The Corner," died of a heart attack yesterday while picking up computers donated for a city recreation center. She was 47."She saw the possibilities in everybody," said David Simon, co-author of the 1997 book that portrayed the battered realities of her neighborhood. "She understood innately that a 15-year-old drug dealer is still a 15-year-old. And she understood that a 38-year-old neighbor lost to heroin addiction is still a neighbor."
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.
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.
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.
October 11, 2005
Pearl S. Dix, a retired legal secretary, died of pneumonia Oct. 4 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. The longtime Severna Park resident was 90. Born Pearl Milbourne Suter in Baltimore and raised on Greenmount Avenue, she was a 1933 graduate of Eastern High School. After working for a savings and loan association, she became a legal secretary for the firm of Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie in downtown Baltimore. She retired about 10 years ago. Mrs. Dix rescued stray cats and owned numerous dogs.
March 2, 1991
A memorial Mass for Marie F. Murr, a native of Baltimore, will be offered at 9 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.Mrs. Murr, who was 73 and lived in Lakewood, Ohio, for the past 25 years, died Feb. 18 of cancer at a hospital there.The former Marie Filadelfia was a graduate of Eastern High School.She worked for the former War Department in Washington for about 10 years and then for five years worked at a government agency in Los Angeles, where she met and married Arthur L. Murr.