Ann Miles "Bunny" Bishop, who had worked in residential real estate sales, died of a cerebral hemorrhage following a stroke July 24 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Cedarcroft resident was 89.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Keswick Road and in Roland Park, she was the daughter of Alonzo Lee Miles, an accountant, and his wife, Myrtle Jester, a homemaker. Her uncle, Clarence Miles, was an attorney and president of the Baltimore Orioles during the 1954 and 1955 season.
She attended Roland Park County School and was a 1946 graduate of the Greenwood School.
She became a Johns Hopkins University secretary and was active in the Junior League of Baltimore.
In 1948 she married Alexander Hamilton "Ham" Bishop III, a teacher who became headmaster of the Gilman Lower School. He also later became interim headmaster at Boys' Latin School.
In 1960 the family moved to Charlottesville and later settled in Arlington, Va. She sold residential real estate with the Montague–Miller Co. in Charlottesville and later was an administrator at a Northern Virginia real estate firm.
In 1992 she and her husband returned to Baltimore, and were known for hosting an annual Christmas party at the Valley Inn. She also spent her summers at Cape May, N.J., where her family had vacationed for more than 50 years. She was a Baltimore Colts and Ravens fan and watched world championship tennis.
"She was loyal, friendly, personable and had a great sense of humor," said her daughter, Katherine Lee Bishop of Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Her son, Timothy Livingston Bishop of Timonium, said: "An attribute of hers was becoming a good friend to people she met through happenstance during her everyday life. She was completely welcoming to them, and made a point to get to know them so that in time, a friendship developed.
"She possessed unshakable optimism that everything would work out well in the end," Mr. Bishop said.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m Friday at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4600 Roland Ave., where she had been married.
In addition to her son and daughter, survivors include another son, Alexander Hamilton "Sandy" Bishop IV of Baltimore; another daughter, Pamela Shreve Bishop of Baltimore; and three grandchildren. Her husband of 63 years died in 2011.
-- Jacques Kelly