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Harriet Bartholow Duncan, 95
Harriet Bartholow Duncan, 95

Harriet Bartholow Duncan, a homemaker who helped found a Unitarian church in Rockville, died of dementia March 14 in Cockeysville. She was 95. The daughter of Elias Webster Bartholow and Mildred Booz Bartholow, she grew up in Baltimore and graduated from the Bryn Mawr School and Goucher College. While she was in college, she met Leroy Edward Duncan Jr., then a medical student at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The two were married in Baltimore on June 13, 1942 — but only after Dr. Duncan, known to most as "Dunc," received special permission from Hopkins to proceed with their nuptials. Loved ones remember hearing stories of how Mrs. Duncan would walk at night along...