Elaine G. Weinstein, 79, artist, homemaker

Elaine G. Weinstein, a homemaker and artist, died of Lou Gehrig's disease -- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- June 21 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Stevenson resident was 79.

Born Elaine G. Cohen in Baltimore and raised on Forest Park Avenue, she was a 1943 graduate of Forest Park High School.


After earning a degree in early childhood education from Goucher College in 1946, she taught at Arlington Elementary School on West Rogers Avenue from 1948 to 1950.

In 1945, she married Dr. Frederick Weinstein, a now-retired Baltimore dentist.


Mrs. Weinstein was an avid gardener and member of the Federated Garden Clubs of America.

An artist, she enjoyed working in watercolors, producing abstracts as well as paintings of musical instruments. An accomplished jewelry maker, she worked in her basement studio fashioning rings, earrings and cuff links from scrap gold provided by her husband.

She was a member of Bonnie View Country Club and Beth El Congregation, where services were held Tuesday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Weinstein is survived by a son, Allan S. Weinstein, and a daughter, Sandra J. Schultz, both of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.