After her husband graduated, they moved to Mount Washington in 1967. They later divorced.
Ms. Stern was founder of Howard Park Co-Op, an early childhood center, and also did fundraising for what was then Villa Julie College, now Stevenson University.
She volunteered with Planned Parenthood, where she conducted health workshops for students.
Ms. Stern lived at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She enjoyed doing calligraphy and playing tennis, gin rummy and backgammon. She was a fan of the music of Barbra Streisand and Bruce Springsteen.
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Kathleen E. "Kitty" Tallent, who had multiple careers as a teacher, librarian and as a lay leader in the Sisters of Mercy, died Friday from complications of Alzheimer's disease at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 84.
Ms. Stern liked vacationing in Longport, N.J., and Aventura, Fla, near Fort Lauderdale.
Funeral services were private.
Ms. Stern is survived by two sons, David Shapiro of Boston and Mark Shapiro of Toronto; two daughters, Julie Mangini of Cleveland and Laura Dulac of Brewster, Mass.; two sisters, Jane Glick of Ruxton and Abby Silverman of La Jolla, Calif.; three stepbrothers, Richard Manekin of Guilford, Robert Manekin of Owings Mills and Charles Manekin of Jerusalem; and 10 grandchildren. Her marriage to Barry Stern ended in divorce.