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Joan C. Thielemann
Joan C. Thielemann

Joan C. Thielemann, a Patapsco Middle School English teacher who left an indelible impression on her students, died Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of constrictive pericarditis. She was 82. "She was terrific teacher for me, and I enjoyed being in her class. I learned so much," said Chuck Bragg, of his days when he was a student at Catonsville Junior High School. "She taught me how to diagram sentences and it really helped me," said Mr. Bragg, who spent 45 years as an educator. "I always had respect for her as a teacher and as a person," said Mr. Bragg, a retired Howard County high school math teacher and guidance counselor. The daughter of James S....