Susanne M. Dobson, school psychologist


A memorial service for Susanne M. Dobson, a retired Baltimore school system psychologist, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Timonium United Methodist Church, Pot Spring and Chantry roads.

Mrs. Dobson, 66, died May 31 at Deaton Hospital. She had been hospitalized since a 1981 stroke.

A resident of Timonium for many years, she retired at the time of her stroke after working in the schools since the mid-1960s.

In the late 1940s, she served an internship at a University of Maryland mental hygiene clinic and worked as a vocational counselor for the Veterans Administration.

Mrs. Dobson also had worked with her mother in a catering service that had a tearoom at the Hampton Mansion in Towson in the late 1960s.

The former Susanne Morgan Mohler was a native of Baltimore and a 1943 graduate of Eastern High School.

After earning an associate's degree in clothing design at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., she majored in psychology at Johns Hopkins University. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1948 and was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa honorary fraternity.

In 1972, she received a master's degree from Towson State University.

Her husband, Joseph Huff Dobson, had been a general open-hearth labor and maintenance foreman at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point steel mill. He died in 1984.

Survivors include four sons, J. Michael Dobson of Chicago, M. Craig Dobson of Ann Arbor, Mich., William Bruce Dobson of Towson and David E. Dobson of Sonoma, Calif.; a sister, Myra Jean Mohler Morrow of Chambersburg, Pa.; and 10 grandchildren.

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