Bonnie F. London, Tutor, teacher


Services for Bonnie F. London, a private tutor who prepared children for their bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mrs. London, who was 65 and lived on Taney Road, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital after a stroke.

For about 15 years, she had been teaching children at her home, including many from the Beth Am Congregation, and at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. She developed her own technique for teaching the Hebrew chants involved and also was a confidante of many of her students.

During much of the same period, she also served as a professional group leader for two senior citizens clubs, the Waverly Joy Club and the Augustana Senior Club.

From 1980 until 1985, she also served as librarian at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation after doing similar work at the Beth Tfiloh Congregation School, where she expanded the library to include many instructional materials in addition to books.

During the 1950s, she taught at Hebrew schools, first at the Chizuk Amuno Congregation and later at Beth Tfiloh Congregation.

The former Bernice Fox was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Forest Park High School and what is now Towson State University.

Her husband, Harry London, is cantor emeritus at the Beth Am Congregation.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include two daughters, Sherry Pollack of Columbia and Ilene R. London of Baltimore; a son, Robert E. London of Washington; four sisters, Sara Glazer and Esther F. Flehinger of Pikesville, and Florence Fox Kitt and Mynne F. Shulman of Baltimore; and a grandson.

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