Edna M. Imbragulio, 64, school crossing guardEdna...


Edna M. Imbragulio, 64, school crossing guard

Edna M. Imbragulio, a South Baltimore school crossing guard, died of cancer Saturday at Harbor Hospital Center. She was 64.

For 25 years, the lifelong South Baltimore resident was a fixture at Hanover and Ostend streets, helping children cross the busy intersection on their way to the old Oliver H. Perry Elementary School.

"She took charge and everyone knew her from kids to parents. She stood on that corner and watched the kids grow up," said her sister, Leah Ruffini of South Baltimore.

After Perry Elementary was closed, she was a night dispatcher at police headquarters on Fayette Street from 1993 until 1996.

The former Edna Smith was born and raised on West Fort Avenue and was a 1951 graduate of Southern High School. In 1953, she married John Imbragulio Sr., a truck driver who died in 1990.

She was a communicant of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church and enjoyed bingo, crocheting and watching old movies.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Charles L. Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 1501 E. Fort Ave.

Other survivors include two sons, John Imbragulio Jr. of Dundalk and Anthony G. Imbragulio of South Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Pub Date: 5/06/97

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