Dr. Paula Marie Pitha-Rowe, 77, a Johns Hopkins scientist who did basic research on cancer and the body's immune response to HIV and other viruses, died of a heart attack March 5 at Union Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Esther Edery Dibos, a retired Towson pediatrician who was a founder of the Hispanic Apostolate, a Fells Point clinic, died Dec. 8 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. She was 78.
Vivienne Shub, who played eccentric personalities as she delighted Baltimore theater audiences during a long and lauded run here, died of heart failure Thursday morning at the Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson.
Tana Hicken, a Baltimore actress and teacher who deftly portrayed a wide variety of characters during a professional career that spanned more than four decades, died Aug. 17 at her Sparks home of myositis, an autoimmune disorder. She was 70.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun