Vera E. Flint, longtime teacher and principal in Baltimore schools, dies

Vera Edythe Flint, a retired Baltimore City school principal, died of stroke complications Feb. 16 at Sinai Hospital. She was 93 and lived in Ashburton.

Born in Baltimore and raised on North Carey Street, she was the daughter of Robert Avon Bennett and his wife, Irene Julia Harris.

She was a 1941 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School and received a degree at what is now Coppin State University.

She later received a master’s degree in education from Columbia University and attended the Johns Hopkins University.

She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and was active in its Founder’s Day events.

She joined the Baltimore City Department of Education and taught at School No. 110 on Waesche Street, and was also a school counselor at the Louisa May Alcott School on Keyworth Avenue.

She held other posts before being named principal of Arundel Elementary School in Cherry Hill. She retired in 1986.

In retirement, she volunteered with the Foster Care Review Board, the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

She belonged to a social group, the Bavlieds, which gets its name from the first names of its members. She was also a member of the Women’s Civic League.

She enjoyed reading, gardening, card games and world travel. She also attended theater and musical events.

She was a lifetime member of St. James Episcopal Church and was among congregants who moved from the church’s former location at Park Avenue and Preston Street to Lafayette Square.

She was a member of the church’s Saint Agnes Guild, the church vestry and parish council. She also sang in the junior choir and taught Sunday school and at a summer program.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James, Lafayette and Arlington avenues.

Survivors include a son, Steven C. Flint of Baltimore; a brother, the Rev. Dr. Robert Bennett of Cambridge, Mass.; and a sister, Audrey Pinkney of Baltimore. Her husband of 53 years, James William Flint, died in 1999. A son, James Robert Flint died in 1959.

— Jacques Kelly

jacques.kelly@baltsun.com

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