February 17, 1991
The Labor Department presented an optimistic view recently of female workers' progress, but not all women were convinced.A report by the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics enthusiastically describes the "extraordinary growth in the participation of women in the work force . . . and the growth in the representation of women in a wide variety of managerial occupations. . . ."Women now constitute 40 percent of all workers in executive, administrative and managerial occupations, up from 20 percent in 1972 and 30 percent in 1980," the report says.
September 19, 2002
Roger S. Sennott, a market research executive and former sociology professor who spent his teen years in the Towson area, died of leukemia Sept. 12 at a San Diego hospital. He was 58 and lived in La Mesa, Calif. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he moved to the Old Hillendale neighborhood in Baltimore County with his family in 1958 and graduated from Towson High School in 1962. He took up golf as a 10-year-old, and won the Baltimore Junior Golf Championship in 1961 and 1962. He earned his bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University in 1966, and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971.
September 13, 2007
Vera D. Guttmann, a former Sister of Mercy and educator whose academic interests were sociology and Eastern religions, died Monday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. She was 82 and had lived in the Glendale section of Baltimore County. Born Ruth Helen Duvall in Baltimore, she was raised in Govans and Waverly. After graduating from Seton High School in 1942, she entered the Sisters of Mercy and received the religious name Sister Mary Vera. She taught from 1946 to 1948 at Mount Washington Country School and from 1948 to 1949 at a parochial school in Mobile, Ala. Dr. Guttmann earned a bachelor's degree from Mount St. Agnes College in Mount Washington and a master's degree in sociology from Catholic University of America in 1951.
June 10, 2001
Academic, activity and leadership awards were presented to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and nongraduating seniors, including nine students from Carroll County, at the annual Spring Awards Ceremony at Western Maryland College. Erin M. Clarke of Finksburg, an English major, was given the Jean Alpaugh Award for Interdisciplinary Study. The award is given to a student with appreciation for cross-cultural experiences and whose proposal for off-campus study will most benefit the scholarship and interdisciplinary interests of the late Jean Alpaugh, who graduated in 1990.
January 21, 2007
Drs. Jose and Maria Ruiz of Clarksville, MD are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Maria Teresa Ruiz to Christopher Jason Zaneski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester and Kathleen Zaneski of Sykesville, MD on April 22, 2006. The ceremony was held at Saint Louis Church in Clarksville and the reception was held at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City. The bride holds a BS in Biology and Information Systems and works as a software developer in Rockville. The groom holds a BA in Sociology focused on Criminal Justice and works as an insurance broker in Columbia.
July 11, 2007
Mignon N. Lieberman, who donated works of art to Towson University as a memorial to her two sons, died in her sleep July 1 at her Phoenix, Ariz., home. The former Mount Washington resident was 93. Mignon Newman was born in Baltimore and was a 1931 Western High School graduate. She received a degree at what is now Towson University, where she met her future husband, Sidney Lieberman, a dentist. After their 1938 marriage, they worked together at his Eutaw Place dental practice, which moved to Park Heights Avenue in 1955.
November 15, 2009
Joyce Anne Causey, a retired Social Security Administration supervisor who later became a real estate agent, died of cancer Nov. 5 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The longtime Cedarcroft resident was 76. Miss Causey was born and raised in Tarboro, N.C. She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.. in 1955. After earning a master's degree in sociology from North Carolina State University, she worked briefly as a social worker before taking a job with the SSA in North Carolina.
June 5, 2000
Betty Lee Kewer, 61, crossing guard Betty Lee Kewer, who worked as a crossing guard for 24 years and raised five sons, died May 29 at Johns Hopkins Hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 61. Mrs. Kewer lived in Lansdowne for 20 years before moving to Seaford, Del., in 1995, where she and her husband retired. Born Betty Lee Turner, she was raised in Northwest Baltimore and left Western High School during the 10th grade to begin working. She eloped with Richard L. Kewer Sr. in 1960 and began her career as a crossing guard 11 years later at the intersection of Russell and Warner streets.
December 15, 2005
Loomis Dean, 88, a Life magazine photographer who captured famous images of Ernest Hemingway, British playwright Noel Coward and Pope Paul VI, died Dec. 7 of complications from a stroke in Sonoma, Calif., said his son-in-law, Timothy Gaughan. He had retired to the California wine country. During a six-decade career, Mr. Dean shot 52 covers for Life. He also worked as a still photographer on film sets, including James Bond films starring Sean Connery. Mr. Dean, the son of a grocer and a schoolteacher, was born in Monticello, Fla., and studied engineering at the University of Florida.
July 12, 2007
MIGNON N. LIEBERMAN died of natural causes July 1, 2007 at her home in Phoenix, AZ. Born Mignon Newman in Baltimore, MD, she graduated from Western High School and, what is now known as, Towson University. While attending Towson University, she met her future husband, Sidney Lieberman D.D.S. They married in June of 1938. Together they opened Dr. Lieberman's dental practice on Eutaw Place, which subsequently moved to Park Heights Avenue. Before the birth of her two sons, she taught elementary school for Baltimore City School System.