Bernice Robinson, bank secretary

Bernice Robinson, a retired bank secretary, died of complications from arthritis and osteoporosis Aug. 3 at her Lutherville home. She was 83.

Born Bernice Jeffery in Newark, Del., she was a 1946 graduate of Newark High School, where she played field hockey and basketball and was a member of the school band, glee club and dramatic society.

She moved to Baltimore and became a teller and then a secretary to the president, S. Page Nelson, at the old Savings Bank of Baltimore at Charles and Baltimore streets. Some years later, she married Harry Robinson, a bank officer who later became its president.

Mrs. Robinson was an ardent Baltimore Colts fan. Family members said she loved a day of football, cocktails and dinner. She regularly attended the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera.

She belonged to the Symphony Associates and helped with the annual show house. She was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and the Hillendale Country Club, where she played golf and had headed the ladies golf group.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Towson United Methodist Church, where she was a 50-year member.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years; two daughters, Carole Robinson of Seattle and Gail Goss of Lutherville; and two grandsons.

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