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Mary Ann Lewis, retired Roland Park Country School teacher, dies

Mary Ann Lewis, a former Roland Park Country School science teacher, died from cancer at her Charles Village home at age 79.
Mary Ann Lewis, a former Roland Park Country School science teacher, died from cancer at her Charles Village home at age 79. (Handout)

Mary Ann Lewis, a retired Roland Park Country School teacher and volunteer, died Saturday from cancer at her Charles Village home. She was 79.

The former Mary Ann Glasgow was born in Ashland, Ohio, the daughter of Donald Charles Glasgow, a grain elevator owner, and Sylvia Belle Levy, a teacher.

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She was raised in Jeromesville, Ohio, and was a graduate of Jeromesville High School.

She obtained a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1960 from Oberlin College, and a master’s degree in 1966 in guidance and counseling from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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From 1960 to 1964, she was employed as a social worker; she later taught physical education in Winnetka, Ill., public schools.

She was married in 1968 to Edwin “Gus” Lewis. The couple moved in 1977 to Annapolis, and three years later, to Roland Park.

Mrs. Lewis taught science at Roland Park Country School from 1983 until 1988, when she retired.

In recent years, the couple lived at a condominium on Greenway, and were active communicants of Memorial Episcopal Church in Bolton Hill. Mrs. Lewis also volunteered with a Sandtown-Winchester group.

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She enjoyed traveling and hiking and was an avid bird watcher.

A memorial service for Mrs. Lewis will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at her church, 1407 Bolton St.

In addition to her husband, a retired Gilman School physics teacher, she is survived by a son, Walker Lewis of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Catherine “Kate” Lewis Kenddi of Auckland, New Zealand; a sister, Judy Grove of De Graff, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

--Frederick N. Rasmussen

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