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October 6, 2003
Sister Eva Marie Fitzgerald, member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of respiratory failure Thursday at Maria Health Care Center at Villa Assumpta, the order's motherhouse. She was 81. Born in Baltimore, Sister Eva Marie attended St. Brigid's School. In 1938, she entered the candidature of the School Sisters of Notre Dame and was received two years later into the Novitiate, where she was given the religious name of Sister Mary Levina. She professed her vows in 1941. She earned her high school equivalency and took courses that amounted to one year of college study.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
Sister Dolores Baumgartner, a retired parochial school and orphanage principal during her 74 years as a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of a heart attack Thursday at her order's Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 93. Born Dolores Julia Baumgartner in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Bernard Baumgartner and the former Frances Reischmann. She attended St. Boniface School in North Philadelphia and decided to join the religious order in 1936.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1997
For the first time in its history, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland has named someone who is not a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame as its long-term leader, tapping a veteran administrator from a Catholic campus in upstate New York to become its 11th president.Mary Pat Seurkamp, vice president for institutional planning and research at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., will take over the college's presidency in July."This is a college that is very clear in its values," said Seurkamp, 50. "It [is]
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
Sister Clara Linz, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who had cared for children and the sick and also had been a teacher's aide, died Friday of dementia at Villa Assumpta, her order's Woodbrook motherhouse. She was 91. The daughter of Conrad J. Linz, a Coast Guard pipe fitter, and Anna Mary Teljohann Linz, a homemaker, Clara Dolores Linz was born in Baltimore, one of 16 children. She was raised in a rowhouse in the 3500 block of Foster Ave. in Highlandtown that was across the street from Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, where she observed the School Sisters of Notre Dame ushering Sacred Heart School students to Mass each morning.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
Sister Jeanne Marie Armstrong, who nursed and did physical therapy treatment for her fellow School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of a stroke Aug. 18 at her order's health care center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 86. Born Jeanne Marie Armstrong in Baltimore, she was the daughter of John Ernest Armstrong and Lucille Marie Holliday. Raised in the Forest Park area, she attended All Saints School and was a 1945 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame. She was a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
Sister Clara Linz, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who had cared for children and the sick and also had been a teacher's aide, died Friday of dementia at Villa Assumpta, her order's Woodbrook motherhouse. She was 91. The daughter of Conrad J. Linz, a Coast Guard pipe fitter, and Anna Mary Teljohann Linz, a homemaker, Clara Dolores Linz was born in Baltimore, one of 16 children. She was raised in a rowhouse in the 3500 block of Foster Ave. in Highlandtown that was across the street from Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, where she observed the School Sisters of Notre Dame ushering Sacred Heart School students to Mass each morning.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 20, 2010
Sister Frances Zeller, a retired elementary school teacher and member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for more than 70 years, died Friday of complications from dementia at her order's motherhouse in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 91. Frances Leona Zeller was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. She attended Sacred Heart of Jesus School and was a 1936 graduate of the old St. Elizabeth of Hungary Commercial School near Patterson Park. She was a 1940 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame and earned a bachelor's degree in education from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1960.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,sun reporter | July 30, 2007
Sister Melvina L. Bennett, whose work with poor women and families won her the respect and admiration of her peers in the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of complications from cancer July 23 at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 64. Born in Charleston, S.C., to Lee James Bennett and Rosetta Chavis Bennett, she was raised a Baptist but converted to Roman Catholicism while attending college at the Hampton Institute in Virginia. Her mother died when she was 7, and she and her younger sister, LaVerne, were left in the care of her maternal grandmother, Sarah Chavis.
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November 25, 2008
On November 22, 2008, SISTER MARY DORINDA ELLINGHAUS, S.S.N.D.; beloved member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame; dear daughter of the late Anna (nee Bienlein) and Ferdinand Ellinghaus. Survived by nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday 10 AM at The Chapel of Villa Assumpta. Interment Villa Maria Cemetery, Glen Arm. Contributions in memory of Sister Mary Dorinda Ellinghaus may be made to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 6401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212.
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January 23, 2007
On January 22, 2007, HELEN HULSHOFF (nee Polianski); beloved mother of Barbara A. Cohn, Joan M. Fitzpatrick and Mary R. Stitz. Also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Service and interment private. Contributions may be made to the School Sisters of Notre Dame, 6401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212. Arrangements by the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | November 11, 2013
Wearing a tie and a name tag that said "alumni," Brooks Brawner, 14, stood smiling in the gymnasium of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Hampden on Nov. 8, giving tours at an open house for prospective parents. The Hampden teen, now a freshman at Loyola Blakefield High School, still remembered the feelings of uncertainty he faced as a fifth grader in 2010, at a time when the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore was closing 13 of its schools in the Baltimore area to save money and St. Thomas Aquinas was considered on the bubble.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2013
Sister Jeanne Marie Armstrong, who nursed and did physical therapy treatment for her fellow School Sisters of Notre Dame, died of a stroke Aug. 18 at her order's health care center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 86. Born Jeanne Marie Armstrong in Baltimore, she was the daughter of John Ernest Armstrong and Lucille Marie Holliday. Raised in the Forest Park area, she attended All Saints School and was a 1945 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame. She was a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.
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By Patricia J. Mitchell | August 5, 2013
With the recent announcements that Wilson College in Pennsylvania and Pine Manor College in Massachusetts will join the lengthening list of formerly women-only institutions that are now co-educational - including Hood College and Goucher College here in Maryland - what hope is there for the single-sex colleges that remain? In a word: plenty. Graduates of women's colleges are twice as likely as female graduates of co-ed institutions to earn a Ph.D., attend medical school, be involved in philanthropic activity, attain higher positions in their careers and earn higher incomes.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Sister Margaret Mary "Peggy" Keegan, a retired librarian who also taught at St. Matthew's School in Northeast Baltimore, died of respiratory failure June 14 at her order's Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore County. She was 81. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Joseph Francis and Margaret McGowan. She joined the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Fort Lee, N.J., and took the religious name of Sister Mary Auxilia. She later used her baptismal name and was known as Sister Peggy.
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By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
Sister Marie Vincent Brothers, a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame who spent nearly three decades as a teacher and graphics designer at Notre Dame of Maryland University and was once described as one of the "swingingest" nuns, died June 8 at Maria Health Care Center in Baltimore County of lymphoma. She was 86. "She had a lovely gift of integrating art into just about everything," said Sister Miriam Jansen, who knew Sister Marie Vincent for at least 40 years. "Her creativity was just remarkable.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2012
Sister Genevieve Kunkel, a professed member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 78 years who was known for her spirit and positive attitude, died Wednesday at the age of 101 from complications after hip surgery. Sister Genevieve was a participant in the "nun study," which has tracked more than 600 members of the School Sisters since 1986 to learn more about aging and Alzheimer's disease. Her sunny approach to life was featured in a book published about the study, titled "Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier and More Meaningful Lives.
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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, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2012
Sister Loretta Marie Schultz, a teacher for five decades, died of a heart attack Sunday at her order's Maria Health Care Center in Baltimore. She was 90. Born Loretta Marie Schultz in Camden, N.J., she entered the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Baltimore in August 1941. She was given the religious name Mary Serapia and later used her baptismal name. She earned a bachelor's degree at what is now Notre Dame of Maryland university and a master's degree at the Catholic University of America.
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