Marjorie H. Nesbitt, a retired teacher and former longtime Annapolis resident who had been active in the Girl Scouts, died Oct. 23 at Heron Point retirement community in Chestertown of complications from Alzherimer's disease. She was 86.
The daughter of Arthur Harnisch, a New York City police detective, and Mae Harnisch, a homemaker, Marjorie Harnisch was born and raised in New York City.
She was a 1946 graduate of the Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx, N.Y., and attended the College of New Rochelle.
In 1948, she married Stanley Nesbitt, an aeronautical engineer, and moved to Baltimore in 1954 when he took a position with Westinghouse Electric Corp. He died in 2010.
Always interested in science, after she raised her five children, Mrs. Nesbitt became an elementary school teacher at St. John the Evangelist School in Severna Park. She also taught earth science at St. Mary's High School in Annapolis.
She was an inveterate traveler and bridge player. She was an accomplished needlepoint worker and a member of the Embroiderers' Guild of America.
Mrs. Nesbitt enjoyed making embroidered needlework items for family and friends.
Before moving to Chestertown in 2001, she was a volunteer with the London Town Foundation. She was a member and past president of the College Women's Club of Annapolis.
Plans for a memorial service are incomplete.
She is survived by two sons, Craig A. Nesbitt of Reading, Pa., and Christopher S. Nesbitt of Brownsville, Vt.; three daughters, Claudia N. Lafuse of Columbia, Margaret V. "Peggy" Machoian of Crownsville and Laura T. Nesbitt of Mount Laurel, N.J.; and six grandchildren.