Peggy Lee Sadtler, who headed public relations at several Baltimore arts, medical and cultural organizations, died of cancer Dec. 23 at her Ruxton home. She was 81.

Born Peggy Lee Nicholson in Baltimore and raised in Mount Washington, she was a 1945 Eastern High School graduate and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. She was later active on its alumnae board.

From 1950 to 1952 she worked at the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and was later advertising director for the Hanrahan Co. and the old Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan Association.

She then headed public relations for the Walters Art Museum, where she initiated membership programs and annual dinners. In 1962, she became Union Memorial Hospital's public relations director and held the same post at the Baltimore Museum of Art. She later served at the Baltimore Zoo in Druid Hill Park.

Mrs. Sadtler was a past president of the Hamilton Street Club and belonged to the Baltimore Public Relations Council, the Maryland Press Club and the L'Hirondelle Club.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 1401 Carrollton Ave. in Ruxton.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Charles Herbert Sadtler; a son, Bert N. Sadtler II of Timonium; a daughter, Rebecca Sadtler Williams of San Antonio; a brother, Robert Nicholson III of York, Pa.; and four grandchildren.


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