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Elaine S. Mintzes, noted philanthropist for education and charities in Baltimore and Israel, dies

Elaine S. Mintzes, noted philanthropist for education and charities in Baltimore and Israel, dies

Elaine S. Mintzes, who with her husband raised millions for charities in Baltimore and Israel, died Oct. 25 from kidney failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime resident of Upper Park Heights Avenue was 91.

“Elaine was smart, she was tough, she was compassionate and she wanted to do the right thing and do it well,” said Joel L. Simon, a longtime friend and director of principal gifts for LifeBridge Health Development. “As active members of the Jewish community, I knew Elaine and her husband Alvin’s reputation.”

The Rev. J. Joseph Hart, director of spiritual services at GBMC, was also a close friend of Mrs. Mintzes, and said she “wanted to do everything in this...

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