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Alice B. Hoffberger, Baltimore arts patron and philanthropist, dies

Alice B. Hoffberger, Baltimore arts patron and philanthropist, dies

Alice Berney Hoffberger, a philanthropist and arts patron who rooted for the Baltimore Orioles — the team her husband's family owned — died of Alzheimer's disease Thursday at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson.

The longtime Riderwood resident was 90.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Sidney Berney, a vice president of the old Hamburger's men's store who was also an artist, and Dorothy Long Berney, a niece of Claribel and Etta Cone, the sisters who acquired the major 19th- and 20th-century art collection now housed at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

As a young...

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