November 25, 2002
Jean Garber Huang, a missionary and nurse-midwife, died Tuesday in Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Va., of complications from a liver laceration. She was 73 and lived in Herndon, Va., but had lived in Abingdon and in Baltimore County for many years. Born Jean Garber in Elizabethtown, Pa., she attended local schools and earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Va. From 1955 and 1965, she served as a missionary nurse in Honduras for the Eastern Mennonite missions.
November 5, 1991
A nurse on her way to work was killed last night when her car was struck by another at an intersection in Cedonia, police said.Officer Tony Petralia, of the traffic investigation section, said Selena Rose Davis, 42, of the 6000 block of St. Regis Road, was westbound on Hamilton Avenue about 10:46 p.m. when her car was struck on the driver's side by an auto headed north in the 5700 block of Cedonia Avenue.Davis lost control of her car and crash into a chain-link fence, Petralia said. Her head struck the right interior support post, he said.
August 27, 2002
Bunny Dugan, an interior designer, former children's clothing store executive and nurse, died Saturday of complications of liver disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 65 and lived in the Village of Cross Keys. She owned Splurge, an interior design business, and decorated homes in North Baltimore, Talbot County and in other states. She enjoyed renovating and decorating her homes. In the 1970s and 1980s, she ran Little Women and Their Men, a children's shop in the Village of Cross Keys.
March 6, 2005
Janet A. Hannan, a nurse turned fraud investigator, died of undetermined causes Feb. 26 at her Perry Hall home. She was 57. Mrs. Hannan began her career as a nurse at Bon Secours Hospital but soon joined the staff of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, later renamed CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland. She worked as an analyst, utilization review supervisor and claims specialist before getting a job as a senior investigator in the special investigation unit. It was there, her family said, that she relished her role.
March 31, 2004
Elizabeth G. Schweizer, a retired nurse, died in her sleep Sunday at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville, where she had lived for the past 20 years. The former Towson resident was 98. She was born Elizabeth Gonzalas in New York City. In 1938 she moved to the Baltimore area and worked as the secretary at Towson Elementary School. She later worked as a nurse at Stella Maris Hospice, the old Church Home and Hospital and Montebello State Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson.
December 5, 2004
Hilda J. Grabenstein, a longtime nurse, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson from complications of an embolism. She was 92. Born in Cumberland, the former Hilda Crass graduated from St. Mary's High School there. After graduating from Baltimore's Mercy School of Nursing in 1934, she went to work as a nurse at Sinai Hospital. In 1940, she married Francis DeSales Grabenstein. Her career was interrupted by the births of three sons, but she returned to nursing in 1949. She retired from Sinai in 1979.
March 18, 2004
Edna Christena Gallagher, a retired nurse and homemaker, died of complications from a stroke Sunday at Mariner Health of Bel Air retirement home. The longtime Dundalk resident was 98. She was born Edna Christena Proctor in Cambridge, Ohio, and attended schools there before she moved to Baltimore in 1943 and became a private-duty nurse. She also nursed at Rosewood Center and the Masonic Home of Maryland in Cockeysville before she retired about 35 years ago. In 1954 she married Charles James Gallagher, a Western Electric painter.
January 10, 2003
Carole S. Kohler, a retired nurse and antiques collector, died of multiple sclerosis Tuesday at Wicomico Nursing Home in Salisbury. She was 63. Born Carole Stapf in Baltimore and raised in the Murray Hill section of Baltimore County, she was a graduate of Bryn Mawr School. She attended Wor-Wic Tech in Salisbury. A licensed practical nurse, Mrs. Kohler worked for many years at the Holly Center in Salisbury, until retiring in 1993. She collected porcelain and antique dolls. Services were held yesterday.
September 27, 2002
Lorraine W. Schmidt, a homemaker and former nurse, died Wednesday of complications from pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 84 and lived in Timonium. She was an emergency room nurse in the 1940s at what is now Mercy Medical Center, and later the nurse at Camp Deerwood, a boys' summer camp in Holderness, N.H. Lorraine West was born in Baltimore and raised on Kenwood Avenue. She was a 1936 graduate of Seton High School and earned a degree from the old Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.
November 15, 1990
In a first of its kind pilot project, the county Department of Health is taking preventive and educational medical advice directly to seniors at Burwood Gardens Senior Housing in Glen Burnie.The "Nurse Is In" program places a registered nurse from the department, Nancy Stone, on-site and available to residents of Burwood on a daily basis, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in an office in the community center.Stone will assist Burwood residents with preventive and practical health guidance on everything from advice on nutrition, special diets and blood pressure screening to help with understanding and maintaining medication schedules.