Raymond Mayrovitz Teacher, coach

Services for Raymond Mayrovitz, a retired Baltimore public-schools teacher and coach, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Sol Levinson and Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mr. Mayrovitz, who lived on Rockridge Road in the Villa Nova section of Baltimore County, died Thursday at Baltimore County General Hospital of a blood clot resulting from a broken leg. He was 68.


Born in Rochester, N.Y., his family later moved to Chester, Pa., where he graduated from Chester High School.

Mr. Mayrovitz served in the Army during World War II and saw action in Germany and France. After leaving the service, he graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and later received his master's degree from the University of Maryland.


He taught physical education and coached swimming, soccer and track for 34 years at Patterson and Northwestern high schools. After retiring from the city school system in 1984, he began coaching girls' soccer at Centennial High School in Howard County. His team won the state championship in 1988.

His hobbies included sports, gardening and reading. He was also a member of the National Soccer Association and National Coaches Association.

Mr. Mayrovitz is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Janet Shelhamer; a son, Randall Mayrovitz of Baltimore; two daughters, Marci Tuck of Baltimore and Jodi Quattro of Denver; a sister, Esther Reineck of Honolulu; and six grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the Ronald McDonald House, 635 W. Lexington St., Baltimore 21201.