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February 12, 2006
DONA JOINES DANZ, 86, of State College, formerly of the Baltimore area, died Mon., Feb. 6, 2006, at Greenhills Village in State College, PA. She was born Dec. 28, 1919 in Long Bottom, NC, a daughter of the late Hilary and Hallie Johnson Joines. She was a graduate of Watson Secretarial School in Baltimore, MD, and retired as Secretary to the Headmaster at Gilman Private School for Boys in Baltimore. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Henry H. Danz. She is survived by a daughter Carol R. Danz and her daughter Cathleen A. Danz, a son David H. Danz and his sons Lee C. and Benjamin C. Danz.
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NEWS
September 7, 2003
Katherine "Cooki" Pitt, a retired advertising account executive who was active in community volunteer work, died Aug. 31 of pulmonary disease at her Catonsville home. She was 80. She was born at her parents' home on Cooks Lane in West Baltimore - a road that was named for Ms. Pitt's grandfather. The Cook family raised and cultivated roses, palms and other plants for distribution to Baltimore area greenhouses and floral wholesalers. The family also had a retail floral shop on North Charles Street.
NEWS
May 14, 1992
Gladys Powell Curtis, a former French teacher who wasactive in volunteer work, died Monday of cancer at her home on York Court. She was 89.A memorial service for Mrs. Curtis was being held today at Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul Street.She had volunteered at the School of the Chimes, of which her husband was a founder; at the Day Care Workshop of the League for the Handicapped; and at the old City Hospitals, where she was an arts and crafts teacher for the Red Cross.The former Gladys Powell, born in Baltimore, was a 1921 graduate of Western High School and a 1925 graduate of Goucher.
NEWS
December 25, 2005
Sister Mary Leonissa Clements, a longtime elementary school teacher and member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died Friday at St. Joseph Medical Center after suffering a stroke. She was 91 and lived at Villa Assumpta. Born Geraldine Rose Clements in Washington, D.C., she attended St. Boniface School in Philadelphia and was taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. She worked in a hosiery mill before entering the order in 1934 and studying at the Institute of Notre Dame. She received a teaching certificate from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a bachelor's degree in education from St. John University in Brooklyn, N.Y. She began teaching elementary school at St. Theresa in Washington and continued at parishes in Rochester, N.Y., and Brooklyn.
FEATURES
By Howard Henry Chen and Howard Henry Chen,Sun Staff Writer | June 18, 1994
Peer pressure and gun violence will be among the topics discussed on "Brother-to-Brother: A Town Meeting," to air on WJZ-TV tomorrow at 7 p.m.The panel discussion will be moderated by WJZ news anchors Al Sanders and Denise Koch, with guest panelists Nathan McCall, journalist and author of "Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America"; Damion Quaye, a senior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Senior High School; Dr. Rosetta Stith, principal of...
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | April 4, 1996
Five Westminster High School students were arrested after school yesterday when one of the group returned to retrieve what were suspected to be drugs hidden under a bush across the street from the school, state police said.Detective Sgt. Gary W. Cofflin said a resident called state police yesterday morning after seeing teen-agers hide something in shrubbery outside an apartment complex. Police and school authorities set up a stakeout and, soon after school ended, a car with five teen-agers drove to the area, police said.
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,sara.neufeld@baltsun.com | December 19, 2008
State schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick announced yesterday that her alma mater, Western High School in Baltimore, is among six Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools this year. Also named were Seventh District Elementary in Baltimore County, Southern High in Anne Arundel County, Hammond Middle in Howard County, Highland Elementary in Montgomery County and Stephen Decatur Middle in Worcester County. The schools were selected based on high achievement, significant improvement or both. They will represent Maryland in the national Blue Ribbon Schools competition.
NEWS
By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | April 7, 1993
An autopsy was being performed today on a Baltimore elementary school student who died early yesterday, possibly of meningitis.Meanwhile, city health officials asked families of all the boy's classmates to bring their children to his school -- Yorkwood Elementary in Northeast Baltimore -- for treatment with antibiotic medication.Deborah A. Ross, a city Health Department spokeswoman, said that there were no plans to call others, but that anyone concerned about having had contact with the boy should call the department's School and Adolescent Health Services, 396-4452.
NEWS
By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2001
State education officials named nine public middle and high schools yesterday "Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence." The schools, which include four in the Baltimore area, receive $1,000 and Maryland Blue Ribbon flags to hang at their buildings. "These schools stand as models for Maryland," said state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick. Schools apply for the statewide honor. They are judged in such areas as student performance, instruction, parent and community involvement, and teacher training.
NEWS
June 26, 2007
Sister Mary Germana Strassberger, a retired Mercy High School librarian, died of coronary artery disease Wednesday at her order's retirement home in Pinehurst in Baltimore County. She was 96. Born Helen Adelia Strassberger in Baltimore, she attended the old St. John's Academy and was a 1929 Seton High School graduate. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1931 and took the name Mary Germana. She received her bachelor's degree in education at the old Mount St. Agnes College and a master's degree in library science at Villanova University in 1971.
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