Anita E. Richardson, a retired supervisor of nursing in the city Health Department's Druid Health District, died Wednesday at Sinai Hospital of complications to cancer.
She was 66 and lived on Southern Avenue. She retired about two years ago after 35 years with the Health Department.
She had begun her career here as a school nurse and had also been a supervisor at the Eastern Health District.
She participated in several of the department's programs and committees, including training of staff members and student nurses from Baltimore-area schools and the High Risk Infant Council. In addition, she was active with the Child Protection Team and the Child Assistance Team of the city Department of Social Services.
BTC She had also worked at Montebello Rehabilitation Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
She was cited for her work by Montebello, by several city agencies, including the Fire Department, and by the Kidney Foundation of Maryland.
A native of Towson and a graduate of Carver High School there, she earned a degree in chemistry at Morgan State University and a nursing degree at St. Phillip's School of Nursing at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She worked in New York City hospitals before returning to Baltimore.
A member of the board of Local 558 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents Baltimore community health nurses, she was also active in her nursing school alumni association, the Northwest Community Association and the Sandtown-Winchester Human Service Coordinating Council.
A Mass of Christian burial was to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 4103 Old York Road in Baltimore.
She is survived by her husband, Isaac Richardson of New York City; three sons, Charles Richardson and Timothy Richardson of Baltimore, and Jeffrey Richardson of New York City; a daughter, Wenona Richardson of Baltimore; a brother, Charles Richardson of Baltimore; three sisters, Dorothy Riley and Blanche Fields, both of Baltimore, and Regina Johnson of Towson; and four grandchildren.