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December 5, 2005
Patricia Herbert Lohr, a former director of religious education and Baltimore schoolteacher, died of respiratory failure Nov. 27 at Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pa. She was 71. Born and raised in Northeast Baltimore's Hamilton neighborhood, Patricia Herbert graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in 1952 and earned a degree in elementary education in 1956 from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She became an elementary schoolteacher in the Baltimore school system, where she worked for about two years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2012
Sister Mary Annita Link, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who had been a primary educator, died July 10 of heart disease at her order's Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 89. Catherine Elaine Link was born in Baltimore and raised in Canton. She was a graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame and entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1941. She took the religious name of Mary Annita and professed her vows in 1944.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | May 5, 2007
Sister Marie Carmel Galligan, the former coordinator of religious education for the Baltimore Archdiocese who later led spiritual retreats, died of complications from dementia Thursday at her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 88. Born Carmel Theresa Galligan in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., she earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the College of St. Rose in Albany in 1938 and moved to Baltimore to enter the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1939.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2012
The Rev. Dorris D. Alcott, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who had been director of religious education at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, died April 3 of heart failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community. The former longtime Timonium resident was 91. "Dorris was ordained at a time when there were not many women Unitarian Universalist ministers," said the Rev. Clare Petersberger, pastor of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church. "She was a trailblazer.
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September 11, 2005
The second annual convention of the Sabbath-school association convened Sept. 8, 1868, in Westminster. Before the association formed, Protestant clergy met individually to discuss the usefulness of religious education, Sunday school classes and ways to extend their influence throughout the county. The group, comprising delegates from all Protestant denominations in Carroll County, met formally for the first time in 1867 and created the Sabbath-school association. -- History of Western Maryland, Volume 2 by J. Thomas Scharf, Page 822. Compiled by Sun researcher Shelia Jackson
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October 18, 2008
Elizabeth A. Walters, a retired religious education administrator who earlier had worked for the National Security Agency, died Oct. 9 of esophageal cancer at her daughter's home in Stevensville. She was 77. Elizabeth "Bettie" Anne Yent was born in Baltimore and raised on Homestead Street. She attended Seton High School and graduated from Eastern High School in 1949. From 1950 to 1955, she worked as the Albanian analyst at Fort Meade for the old Army Security Agency, which later became the NSA. Mrs. Walters was a communicant and worked as religious education administrator at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park from 1968 to 1995.
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March 10, 1991
Mabel Dawson, retired director of Christian Education for th Maryland Council of Churches, died March 3 of pneumonia at a nursing home in Wellesley, Mass. She was 88.She retired in 1969 after 24 years on the job in Baltimore.During that period, she served on a committee for religious television broadcasting for children and helped to produce such shows in Wilmington, Del. She also held interracial camps and conferences for youths as well as developing religious education programs for the retarded and training camps for church camp leaders.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 12, 2004
Maureen O'Shea, an educator and a pastoral minister who was the director of religious education for more than a decade at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Columbia, died of cancer Monday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 67. "Maureen loved working with children, adults and staff of the parish. She often took communion to the sick. She also had a special ministry for the widowed, divorced and separated of her parish," said a sister, Michele Bloom of Frederick.
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June 30, 2002
MAKE NO MISTAKE: The constitutionally mandated separation between church and state ranks among this country's most important and cherished principles. And even America's dreadful urban education crisis -- which traps hundreds of thousands of mostly poor children in awful schools -- is not sufficient reason to fundamentally alter that separation. But the Supreme Court's approval last week of a Cleveland voucher program amounts to no such transgression. True, many of the Cleveland parents who participate in the program use the money for religious education.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2012
Sister Mary Annita Link, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who had been a primary educator, died July 10 of heart disease at her order's Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 89. Catherine Elaine Link was born in Baltimore and raised in Canton. She was a graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame and entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1941. She took the religious name of Mary Annita and professed her vows in 1944.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | April 1, 2010
Sister Mariella Frye, a member of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart and a nationally known figure in Roman Catholic education who was associate director of the National Catechetical Directory, died Friday of complications from a stroke at The Villa, the assisted-living facility that her order shares with the Sisters of Mercy in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 88. "Sister Mariella was one of the great catechetical leaders and one of the great leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in the 20th century," said Sister Angela Ann Zukowski, a member of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart who is director of the Pastoral Institute at the University of Dayton in Ohio.
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October 18, 2008
Elizabeth A. Walters, a retired religious education administrator who earlier had worked for the National Security Agency, died Oct. 9 of esophageal cancer at her daughter's home in Stevensville. She was 77. Elizabeth "Bettie" Anne Yent was born in Baltimore and raised on Homestead Street. She attended Seton High School and graduated from Eastern High School in 1949. From 1950 to 1955, she worked as the Albanian analyst at Fort Meade for the old Army Security Agency, which later became the NSA. Mrs. Walters was a communicant and worked as religious education administrator at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park from 1968 to 1995.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | April 11, 2008
Capt. Harry Gregory Kosky, a retired Coast Guard captain who collected jars of ocean water and sea shells, died of heart failure Saturday at his Severna Park home. He was 87. Born in Baltimore and raised in Curtis Bay, Captain Kosky was a 1938 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree from Loyola College. He enlisted in the Coast Guard during World War II and studied electronics and marine engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After the war, he attended Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | May 5, 2007
Sister Marie Carmel Galligan, the former coordinator of religious education for the Baltimore Archdiocese who later led spiritual retreats, died of complications from dementia Thursday at her order's retirement home in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 88. Born Carmel Theresa Galligan in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., she earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the College of St. Rose in Albany in 1938 and moved to Baltimore to enter the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1939.
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December 6, 2005
Margaret K. Shanklin, who enjoyed working with special-needs children, died of heart failure Friday at Augsburg Lutheran Home and Village in Lochearn. She was 84. She was born and reared Margaret Katherine Fitzgerald, the daughter of a coal miner, in Barton, Allegany County. Mrs. Shanklin was a graduate of Barton Senior High School and during World War II moved to Baltimore, where she took a position at the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River. In 1944, she married James Eric Shanklin, and the couple later settled in Lochearn, where they lived for more than 50 years.
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December 5, 2005
Patricia Herbert Lohr, a former director of religious education and Baltimore schoolteacher, died of respiratory failure Nov. 27 at Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pa. She was 71. Born and raised in Northeast Baltimore's Hamilton neighborhood, Patricia Herbert graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in 1952 and earned a degree in elementary education in 1956 from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She became an elementary schoolteacher in the Baltimore school system, where she worked for about two years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2012
The Rev. Dorris D. Alcott, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who had been director of religious education at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, died April 3 of heart failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community. The former longtime Timonium resident was 91. "Dorris was ordained at a time when there were not many women Unitarian Universalist ministers," said the Rev. Clare Petersberger, pastor of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church. "She was a trailblazer.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1997
Less is more at Beth El Congregation's religious school.Youngsters in the Baltimore County synagogue's pioneering religious education program are spending less time in after-school and Sunday classes but more time "devoted to Jewish learning."And parents are spending less time in car lines and more in prayer and study, fostering not only their children's Jewish education, but also their own.Project Mishpacha -- Hebrew for family -- is innovative for the Conservative congregation of 1,700 on Park Heights Avenue and for Jewish education.
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September 11, 2005
The second annual convention of the Sabbath-school association convened Sept. 8, 1868, in Westminster. Before the association formed, Protestant clergy met individually to discuss the usefulness of religious education, Sunday school classes and ways to extend their influence throughout the county. The group, comprising delegates from all Protestant denominations in Carroll County, met formally for the first time in 1867 and created the Sabbath-school association. -- History of Western Maryland, Volume 2 by J. Thomas Scharf, Page 822. Compiled by Sun researcher Shelia Jackson
NEWS
January 28, 2005
Sister Elizabeth Haley, a former principal and religious education director at several area Catholic schools, died of pneumonia Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 90. She was born and raised in Washington, and was one of the first candidates to enter the newly established novitiate of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur at Ilchester in Howard County in 1934. She professed her vows in 1936, taking the name Sister Aloyse Marie, but later returned to her birth name. She earned a bachelor's degree from Trinity College, a master's in education and administration from Catholic University in 1957, and a master's in theology from Villanova University in 1971.
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