Jeanne F. Blair, a former saleswoman and opera buff who performed with the old Baltimore Civic Opera Company, died Dec. 6 from lung failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The longtime Towson resident was 89.
The daughter of Charles Edward Frank, a U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service inspector, and Louise Amanda Brodie, a homemaker, the former Jeanne Frank was born in Baltimore and raised on Maryland Avenue in what is now Charles Village.
She was a granddaughter of Walter Scott “Steve” Brodie, a legendary Orioles center fielder who played for the team from 1893 to 1896, then again from 1898 to 1901. Mrs. Blair had memorabilia related to her grandfather — who...