Gertrude F. BridgeTeacher, librarianGertrude F. Bridge, a...


Gertrude F. Bridge

Teacher, librarian

Gertrude F. Bridge, a former teacher and librarian who had been active in women's groups and often wrote letters to newspapers, died Monday at her Northwest Baltimore home after an apparent stroke. She was 87.

Mrs. Bridge retired nearly 25 years ago as a librarian at Northwestern High School. Earlier, she taught in elementary NTC schools and served as a truant officer.

The former Gertrude Fagan was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Western High School and what is now Towson State University. She was a member of Hadassah and, in 1954, chaired the Women's Committee for Israel Bond Sales.

For about 30 years starting in the mid-1950s, her letters to the editor were published in The Sun, dealing with topics ranging from the Middle East to the city school system's plans to return some administrators to classrooms. She also maintained a correspondence with other frequent writers of letters to the editor.

Services were set for noon today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Her first marriage to Harry Levey ended in divorce. Her second husband, Benjamin Bridge, died in 1969.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Aaron of Pikesville; a stepdaughter, Arlene Saks-Martin of Randallstown; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

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