Anna B. George, a church secretary who enjoyed celebrating her German heritage, died Friday of melanoma at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 79.
The daughter of George Braml, an Esskay meat cutter, and Anna Eder Braml, a homemaker, Anna Braml was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Parkside neighborhood.
She attended the Shrine of the Little Flower and graduated in 1952 from Catholic High School.
"She had perfect attendance for four years. She was very, very proud of that," said her daughter, Terri Prokopik of Towson.
She was the corporate secretary for Washington Appliance Wholesalers in Beltsville from 1952 until the business closed in 1992.
For the last 19 years, she had been parish secretary for the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Rosedale, and enjoyed daily visits to the church's day care center.
The longtime Rosedale resident enjoyed taking bus trips with friends, visiting casinos and playing bingo. She also enjoyed dancing the polka.
"She was an outstanding cook and made German dishes. Her sour beef and dumplings was just the best," her daughter said.
Her husband of 60 years, James Paul B. George, a retired Western Electric Corp. machinist, died in 2013.
Mrs. George was a longtime communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, 5212 McCormick Ave., Rosedale, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. George is survived by two brothers, Richard Braml and George Braml, both of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Sibley of Shrewsbury, Pa.; and three grandchildren.