Juanita G. Hawkins Headed TSU food service


Juanita Greer Hawkins, who was a dietitian, teacher, restaurant owner and head of food service at what is now Towson State University, died Monday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after a heart at- tack.

She was 85 years old and had lived at Broadmead, the retirement community in Cockeysville, since 1980.

In 1951, she married Dr. Earle T. Hawkins, who was president of Towson State from 1947 to 1969.

They had met when he was principal of Bel Air High School, and she was a teacher there. After he retired, they moved from the president's residence on campus to a house in North Baltimore. He died in 1972.

HTC The former Juanita Maxine Greer was a native of Grassy Creek, N.C., who was reared in Bel Air and educated at the one-room Thomas Run School and Bel Air High School.

She graduated from Hood College in 1932 and later earned a master's degree at Columbia University.

She served an internship as a dietitian at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and then was assistant dietitian there until 1936.

After teaching home economics at Bel Air High School for four years, she headed the food service at Towson State until 1944.

She then managed a restaurant in Washington and subsequently owned her own restaurant there, the Georgian Cafeteria.

She was a life member of the American Dietetics Association and a board member of the YWCA, the Florence Crittenden Home and the Red Cross.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at Broadmead, 13801 York Road.

She is survived by six sisters, Kathleen Archer and Myrtle Johnson, both of Bel Air, Margaret Gebhard of Lebanon, Pa., Eleanor Robinson of Cockeysville, Wilma Campbell of Arroyo Grande, Calif., and Ann Mills of Louisville, Ky.; six brothers, William, Nicholas and Grover Greer Jr., all of Bel Air, Wiley Greer of Hockessin, Del., Eugene Greer of Carlisle, Pa., and Robert Greer of Hurdle Mills, N.C..

Also, 36 nieces and nephews, 55 grandnieces and grandnephews and 12 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

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