Robert B. Mancke Health educator

A memorial service for Robert B. Mancke, a senior health educator with the State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave.

Mr. Mancke, who was 47 and lived on Eutaw Place, died Tuesday of pneumonia at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.


He went to work the state last year after serving since 1975 as director of the Bureau of Health Education and Promotion for the Baltimore Health Department.

Before coming to the city, he held a similar post in Prince George's County for three years after starting in health education work with the state in 1967.


A native of Bethlehem, Pa., he held a bachelor's degree in biology from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., and a master's degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts.

In addition to his health department work, he taught from 1979 until 1984 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and more recently at the Georgetown University dental school. He also lectured at Towson State University.

A former president of the Maryland Public health Association, he also belonged to the American Public Health Association and the National Capital Area Society for Public Health Education.

He won several awards from the city, the American Heart Association and other government and private groups for his work.

He is survived by two daughters, Ruth Ann Mancke of Woodlawn, and Helen Mancke of Baltimore; his parents, Vernon B. and June G. Mancke of Bethlehem; and two brothers, John G. Mancke of Carlisle, Pa., and David B. Mancke of Allentown.