Linda M. Arenth, Hopkins Hospital official, diesA...


Linda M. Arenth, Hopkins Hospital official, dies

A memorial service for Linda M. Arenth, vice president for nursing and patient services at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Memorial Episcopal Church, Bolton Street and West Lafayette Avenue.

Mrs. Arenth died Sunday of cancer at the hospital. She was 59 and lived on Park Avenue.

A vice president of the hospital since 1987, she became the first nursing director of the hospital's Oncology Center in 1973.

Dr. Robert M. Heyssel, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, called her "a joy to work with, a person of enormous energy, enthusiasm, good humor and good sense."

Dr. Albert H. Owens, director of the Oncology Center, said she was a pioneer in oncology nursing and was "responsible for the standards of professional excellence and the humanistic qualities of our nursing service."

From 1955 to 1964, she was a nurse at the University of California Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she became assistant director of medical services. She worked briefly as a staff nurse and a nursing school instructor at Hopkins.

Born in Orange, Calif., the former Linda Magnusson was a graduate of Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., and earned a nursing degree at the University of Southern California in 1955. She received a master's degree from the University of Maryland in 1974 and was studying for a doctorate degree from Columbia University at the time of her death.

Her interest in oncology was sparked by her study for her master's degree of young people with Hodgkin's disease and their reaction to difficult therapy.

Mrs. Arenth developed a widely used system for classifying cancers and their treatments.

She was on the boards of the Foundation for Nursing of Maryland and Health Care for the Homeless, and was a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the National League of Nursing.

She is survived by two sons, Craig Arenth of Albuquerque, N.M., and Sean Arenth of Frostburg; two sisters, Janet Morgan of Hastings, N.Y., and Maureen Morgan of Ossining, N.Y.; two brothers, Peter Magnusson of Spokane, Wash., and Dennis Magnusson of Boston; four nieces and three nephews. Services for Dr. Ishak Ramzy, a Kansas psychoanalyst and father of the director of Maryland's medical emergency system, will be held at 11 a.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Topeka.

Dr. Ramzy, a native of Egypt, died Feb. 6 at a Topeka hospital after a brief illness. He was 80.

He was a psychoanalyst at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka for 37 years until retiring last September.

Educated in Cairo and London, he translated some of the work of Sigmund Freud into Arabic.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, the former Theodora Bassili; a son, Dr. Ameen I. Ramzy of Baltimore, director of the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services System; two daughters, Dr. Nadia Ramzy of St. Louis and Dr. Merit Sarah Rome of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Marie Tadros of Sydney, Australia; three brothers, Fawzi Soliman Rizk of Sydney, Rizk Soliman Rizk, of Cairo and George Soliman of New York; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial gifts be made to the Menninger Foundation, 5800 S.W. 6th St., Topeka, Kan., 66606; the American Cancer Society, Northern Area Office, 1315 S.W. Arrowhead Road, Topeka, Kan., 66604; or the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1275 S.W. Boswell, Topeka, Kan. 66604.

Sandra Robinson

School administrator

Services for Sandra Robinson, an administrator and former teacher in Baltimore's school system, will be held at 7 p.m. today at Heritage United Church of Christ, 3106 Liberty Heights Ave.

Mrs. Robinson died Friday after a heart attack at her home on Prince George Road in Pikesville. She was 52.

The administrator in the Division of Exceptional Children had taught in both elementary and middle schools during her 25-year career.

Born in Baltimore, the former Sandra Murray was a 1957 graduate of Douglass High School. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from Coppin State College.

She is survived by a daughter, Tonya Robinson; her parents, George and Esther Murray; four sisters, Alethia Grant, Ollie James and Shirley and Michele Murray; three brothers, Phillip, George and Michael Murray; and two grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

George C. Rada

Building contractor

Services for George C. Rada, a retired building contractor, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Barton Funeral Home in Queenstown.

Mr. Rada, 72, died Sunday of lung cancer at his home in Grasonville.

He retired in 1982. For many years he owned a contracting business that bore his name and earlier he had been a carpenter and a waterman.

The Baltimore native was reared in Grasonville. He served in the Army in Europe during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.

The former commodore of the Kent Island Yacht Club led a group of people who rebuilt the clubhouse after it was destroyed in a New Year's Eve fire in 1969.

For more than 20 years, he was the volunteer coordinator of an annual wild goose dinner for the benefit of the Chesterwye Center and local volunteer fire companies.

He was former commander of the Grasonville Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Kent Island Post of the American Legion and the Order of the Purple Heart. He was also a member of the Bay Country Lodge of the Moose in


In 1989, the VFW post sponsored a parade and banquet to honor him for his community service.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Lou Thomas; four daughters, Diane Sewell of Centreville, Dixie Morris of Queenstown, Debra Mende of Bozman and Denise Rada of Grasonville; a brother, Henry A. Rada of Grasonville; a sister, Dorothy M. Monroe, also of Grasonville; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Chesterwye Center or any volunteer fire company in the area.

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