Dorothy Ella Sherer, an avid dancer and retired office manager of a cargo inspection business, died of cancer July 25 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former Hamilton resident was 89.
Born Dorothy Ella Blatt in Baltimore and raised on Ridgely Street in Pigtown, she was a 1936 graduate of Southern High School, where she assisted the principal with secretarial work.
Friends said that Mrs. Sherer excelled as a typist and office worker. She joined the National Cargo Bureau in downtown Baltimore and became its office manager before retiring many years ago.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed dancing, and she met her future husband, Neil Robbins Sherer, a Baltimore City inventory manager, at a dance at Gwynn Oak Park.
During World War II, she performed at USO shows for military service personnel.
The Sherers danced in many styles, including the waltz, rhumba and cha-cha. They performed at nursing homes and at Harford Mall.
Mr. Sherer died last year, and there are no immediate survivors.
Services were held Saturday.