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Margot Bos Stambler, 37, opera soprano


Margot Bos Stambler, a talented soprano who performed operas in Rome and Santa Fe, N.M., died June 24 of breast cancer at her Pikesville home. She was 37.

Born in Washington, Mrs. Stambler spent her childhood in Leesburg, Va. She graduated near the top of her class from Loudoun County High School in 1980.

A sixth-generation graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, she earned a bachelor's degree in voice in 1984 and received her master's degree in voice from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1986. Later, she studied voice in Philadelphia with opera singer and teacher Susan Dash.

She managed the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra for eight years and served as an organist for St. John's Lutheran Church in Westminster from 1987 to 1994.

Mrs. Stambler was an avid gardener who tended tulips, tomatoes and many varieties of herbs. She enjoyed antique auctions and collected many antique quilts.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. July 15 at the Interfaith Center at the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St.

She is survived by her husband of 13 years, David Stambler; her parents, Chuck and Marilyn Bos of Leesburg; two sisters, Karla Bos of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Lisa Bos of Philadelphia; and her grandparents, Ransom and Marian Whitney of Columbus, Ohio.

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