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Claudine Snowden, librarian

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Claudine Snowden, a retired business school teacher and University of Maryland library worker, died of a respiratory ailment Wednesday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 92.

Born Claudine Allen in Cocoa, Fla., she earned a bachelor's degree from North Carolina Central University, where she met her future husband, Arthur R. Snowden Sr., a photographer.

She moved to Baltimore after her 1944 marriage and taught business English, typing and filing at the old Cortez Peters Business School on Eutaw Place. From 1959 to 1961 she was a Baltimore elementary school teacher.

From 1967 to 1972 she was a library assistant at the University of Maryland, College Park. She worked in inter-library loan services and in the telephone reference department. She later worked as a health sciences and human services library assistant at the University of Maryland, Baltimore before her retirement nearly 30 years ago.

She was a member of the Iota Phi Lambda Sorority. She also enjoyed raising indoor plants.

She was a former resident of Denison Road in Ashburton.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3100 Walbrook Ave., where she was a member. She was the former church secretary and sang in the choir.

Survivors include two sons, Arthur R. Snowden Jr. and Claude Vincent Snowden, both of Baltimore; and a granddaughter. Her husband of 60 years died in 2004. A son, Terry Snowden, died in 1995.

jacques.kelly@baltsun.com

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