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Deborah Davis, longtime WYPR employee, dies at 61

Deborah Davis, longtime WYPR employee, dies at 61

Deborah Davis, a longtime employee of WYPR public radio station with a passion for theatre, music and equality, died on Dec. 23, at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson after battling cancer. She was 61.

Ms. Davis was born in Baltimore and grew up in Towson. She graduated in 1972 from Towson High School, where her family said she developed a passion for music and theatre. She worked as a volunteer at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, and then joined the staff as an usher and eventually went on to work in the subscription office, her family said.

She began her career in public radio when she co-founded a volunteer group that coordinated meetings for WJHU, a station that was run by...