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Kathleen Dragovich, fund raiser and Columbia activist, dies

Kathleen Dragovich, fund raiser and Columbia activist, dies

Kathleen Francis Ward Dragovich, a fundraiser for local charities who was a former Columbia Council member, died of cancer Nov. 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia.

She was 55 and lived in Dorsey’s Search.

“As a Columbia neighborhood representative, Kathleen was a model of how to conduct yourself in the midst of controversial work,” said Elizabeth Bobo, a former Howard County county executive who also served in the General Assembly.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Bolton Hill, she was the daughter of Thomas H. Ward, an attorney and later Baltimore City Circuit Court judge, and Joyce Ann MacCartney, a property manager.

She attended Mount Royal Elementary School...

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