Dorothy Taylor Panowitz, a retired Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health administrator, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Friday at Franklin Square Medical Center. The Parkville resident was 91.
Born Dorothy Patricia Taylor in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Mary Jane Roulston Taylor, a seamstress, and William Taylor. She grew up in Govans and on Mount Royal Avenue and was a 1941 graduate of Eastern High School, where she remained an active alumna and was class reunion chair. She also belonged to the Eastern High School alumnae organization at Oak Crest Village.
As a young woman, Mrs. Panowitz became a secretary at the Riggs Warfield Roloson and the Nelson T. Offutt insurance agencies in downtown Baltimore.
In the 1950s, she resided in Northwood and volunteered as a classroom mother at Northwood Elementary School. She was also a Cub Scout den mother.
In the mid-1960s, she became a secretary and administrative assistant at Hopkins' School of Public Health's department of immunology and infectious diseases. She rose to become her department's administrator before retiring many years ago.
Mrs. Panowitz volunteered extensively after her retirement. She was also a docent at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air and was a library volunteer and classroom reader at Barclay Elementary School in Charles Village as a part of an outreach program of the Woman's Club of Johns Hopkins University.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bel Air United Methodist Church, 21 Linwood Ave. in Bel Air. She was a former member of Boundary and St. John's Methodist churches. She also belonged to the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include two sons, Edward A. "Skip" Panowitz Jr. and David J. Panowitz, both of Bel Air; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband of 55 years, Edward A. Panowitz Sr., a retired Baltimore police officer, died in 1998.