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Columbia University
Marilyn J. Pelham, educator
Marilyn J. Pelham, educator

Marilyn J. Pelham, a retired educator and world traveler, died March 9 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 86. The former Marilyn June Neeley was born in Glendale, Calif., and raised in Los Angeles. After graduating from high school, she earned a bachelor's degree in 1949 from the University of California at Los Angeles, and later earned master's degrees in education from Columbia University and special education from Loyola University Maryland. In 1952, she married Dr. William F. Pelham, and three years later moved to Baltimore when her husband joined the physics department at what was then Towson State...