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Doris V. Easter, longtime Reisterstown volunteer and homemaker, dies

Doris V. Easter, a homemaker and volunteer who lived in Reisterstown for many years, died Saturday from cancer at Caper Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass. She was 91.

Doris Virginia Crocker was born in the family home in Marstons Mills, Mass. She was the daughter of Lauchlan MacLean Crocker, who was sheriff of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and Wilhelmina Mary Sherman Crocker, a homemaker.

According to family members, Mrs. Easter was a direct descendant of Army Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, as well as of Mayflower passengers Stephen Hopkins and Francis Cooke.

She was a 1944 graduate of Barnstable High School and attended Lasell College in Newton, Mass.

In 1945, she married Charles Metivier Easter. The couple moved in 1947 into a home in Ednor Gardens, and three years later to Lochearn.

They moved again, to Reisterstown, in 1975, and Mrs. Easter became a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Reisterstown Crisis Center. She also served as president of the Women’s Club of Glyndon and the Franklin Garden Club.

She enjoyed socializing with friends at two Reisterstown restaurants, CJ’s Restaurant and the grill room at Harryman House.

In 2003, she and her husband moved to Marstons Mills, and she became an active member of the Progressive Club at the Barnstable Senior Center. She also volunteered at the Cahoon Museum in Cotuit, Mass.

She was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and New England Patriots.

Mrs. Easter liked telling stories of growing up on Cape Cod. She enjoyed hosting an annual Easter egg hunt at her Reisterstown home, giving Christmas ornaments and sharing Southern-inspired recipes with family members.

“She was known for her sense of humor, her love of Beefeater martinis, her Boston accent and her strong network of friends,” wrote a niece, Julie C. Easter, of McLean, Va., in a profile of her aunt.

Her husband, who retired in 1989 from The Baltimore Sun after working as an advertising account executive for 43 years, died in 2004.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Marstons Mills.

In addition to her niece, Mrs. Easter is survived by her son, Robert Sherman Easter of Cambridge; two daughters, Jacqueline Anne Easter of Marstons Mills and Janet MacLean Green of Fredericksburg, Va.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Another son, Charles M. Easter Jr., died in 2016.

--Frederick N. Rasmussen

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