Tova PearlmutterTaught HebrewRebbetzin Tova Pearlmutter, who taught...


Tova Pearlmutter

Taught Hebrew

Rebbetzin Tova Pearlmutter, who taught Hebrew, died early yesterday at Sinai Hospital after a stroke. She was 85.

Services for Mrs. Pearlmutter, who lived on Lugano Road in Randallstown, were held Friday afternoon at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment.

Her husband, Rabbi Jacob Pearlmutter, died in 1977. He was an author and founder of the Beth Yehuda Congregation, which is )) now part of the Winands Road Synagogue Center.

The former Tova Goldberg was born in Damidiffka, Russia, and moved to Baltimore in the early 1920s. She met and married her husband shortly afterward.

She taught Hebrew at the Baltimore Talmud Torah while studying English in night school.

Mrs. Pearlmutter earned a high school certificate and over many years continued her studies through a series of classes, lectures and study groups. Recently these included exercise and bridge classes at the Pikeville Senior Center, where she became a frequent bridge player.

She was a member of the Yeshiva University Auxiliary, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and other Jewish organizations.

She is survived by a son, Marvin Pearlmutter of El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Shirley Sara Rebecca Vogelstein of Pikesville; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Sister Wilhelmina

Teacher and principal

A Mass of Christian burial for Sister Mary Wilhelmina Eichmiller, who had been a teacher, principal and superior in the School Sisters of Notre Dame, will be offered at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Villa Assumpta, the order's motherhouse at 6401 N. Charles St.

Sister Wilhelmina, 91, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital after a heart attack.

She lived at Villa Assumpta, where she worked part-time as a bookkeeper from 1983 to 1986.

From 1974 to 1983, she was assigned to her order's former retirement home at Notchcliff, where she worked as an assistant administrator and manager of the nursing service. For three years before that, she was assistant to the superior of the religious community at the motherhouse.

She ended her teaching career as principal of a school in Fairfax, Va., in 1971. From 1964 to 1970, she was superior and principal at St. Matthew's School in Baltimore.

She taught at St. John's School in Frederick in 1959 and at St. Brigid's School in Baltimore from 1931 to 1935. During her long career she was also a superior, principal or teacher at schools in Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Rochester, N.Y.; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Roxbury, Mass.

The former Rose Marie Eichmiller was a Pittsburgh native who completed her education after entering the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1917.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

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