Etta K. Hornstein, 92 homemaker, volunteerEtta K....


Etta K. Hornstein, 92 homemaker, volunteer

Etta K. Hornstein, a homemaker and longtime volunteer, died Monday in her sleep at Catered Living of Pikesville. She was 92.

The former resident of Ashburton and Wynnewood Towers had returned to Baltimore in 1998 from Longboat Key, Fla., where she had lived for 25 years.

Locally, she had been president of the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital Auxiliary and division chairman of the Women's Division of the Associated Jewish Charities. She was a former board member of the Maryland and American hospital associations.

During World War II, Mrs. Hornstein established the Levindale Volunteer Kitchen in her home, making candy that was sold in the Sinai Hospital and Levindale gift shops to raise funds for patients' needs.

The former Etta Kippnes, the daughter of Russian immigrants, was born and raised in East Baltimore. She was a 1925 graduate of Western High School and received her teaching degree from the Towson Normal School, now Towson University, in 1927.

She taught at Montebello Elementary School before her 1931 marriage to Henry B. Hornstein, owner of the Harlem, Regent, Lenox, Diane and Fulton movie theaters in Baltimore. He died in 1980.

Mrs. Hornstein, who enjoyed playing bridge, was a lifelong member of Har Sinai Congregation.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at B'Nai Israel Cemetery, 3701 Southern Ave.

She is survived by a son, Dr. L. Bruce Hornstein of Monkton; a daughter, Sue H. Kohn of Pikesville; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Janet Ellen Kehlhofer, 44, computer scientist at NSA

Janet Ellen Kehlhofer, a computer scientist at the National Security Agency, died Sunday at Howard County General Hospital after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 44.

Ms. Kehlhofer was born in New Haven, Conn., and began working for the NSA shortly after graduating in 1978 from Bates College in Maine, where she studied mathematics and Spanish. She earned a master's degree in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University.

Ms. Kehlhofer had lived in Odenton for nine years. She enjoyed travel, gardening and photography, and was an active member of Fidos for Freedom, an organization that provides dogs to buoy the spirits of nursing-home residents and others in treatment settings.

She is survived by her mother, Edna M. Kehlhofer of Jessup. A service will be held at Hardesty Funeral Home, 851 Annapolis Road in Gambrills, at 7: 30 p.m. today.


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