Linda E. Christenson, a lawyer who had been executive director for a decade of the Pride of Baltimore Inc., died Feb. 25 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at her Rehoboth Deach, Del., home. The former Ruxton resident was 66.
Linda Ellen Christenson, the daughter of Arthur L. Christenson, a marine engineer and vice president of Foster Wheeler, and his wife, Jeanne Christenson, a teacher, was born in Astoria, N.Y., and was raised in Denmark and Mountain Lakes, N.J., where she graduated in 1970 from Mountain Lakes High School.
Ms. Christenson earned a bachelor’s degree in 1974 in history and education from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and a master’s degree in public policy 1979 from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. In 1983, she obtained her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
C. Herbert Wineholt Jr., a retired Mangels-Herrold Co. executive who was a lifelong patron of the arts, died Feb. 14 from heart failure at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center at age 88.
As an environmental attorney whose focus was on clean water and landfills, she began her career in 1984 as manager of federal government affairs for the Adolph Coors Co. in Denver, then moved to Washington, where she served as of counsel to the Kilpatrick & Cody law firm’s environment and natural resources practice group.
Ms. Christenson was director for her own consultancy, Landfill Solutions Group, as well as the International Association of Environmental Testing Labs and International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association.
From 2002 until her retirement in 2012, she was executive director of the Pride of Baltimore Inc. and during her tenure successfully “raised $10 million for operating and educational expenses in addition to $600,000 in a capital campaign to restore the vessel in 2006 after a catastrophic accident,” her sister, Laura Christenson of Ridgewood, N.J., wrote in a biographical profile.
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In addition to her sister and mother, Jeanne F. Christenson of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Ms. Christenson is survived by her partner of 19 years, Theodora Braver of Rehoboth Beach; a niece; and grandniece.