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Helen Lamar Social worker, sports fan


Helen Lamar, a retired social worker, died of cancer May 24 at her home in the Edenwald retirement community in Towson. She was 84.

Miss Lamar was such an Orioles fan that despite being ill, she traveled by bus with other Edenwald residents to attend a game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards three days before her death.

She was a 1925 Western High School graduate, a 1933 graduate of Goucher College, and in 1935, received her master's degree in social work from Smith College.

Her career began as a social worker in Baltimore for the Family Welfare Association, a forerunner of the Family and Children's Society.

Between 1942 and 1954, she worked for the Community Service Society of New York City.

She then moved to Media, Pa., where she worked for Family Services of Delaware County until retiring in 1973 and returning to Baltimore.

For many years she lived in the Wyman Park Apartments in Baltimore. She moved to Edenwald in 1987.

She is survived by her sister, Margaret L. West, and a niece, Margaret Cordi, both of Baltimore.

Services were private. Memorial donations may be sent to Goucher College, Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Md., 21204.

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