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NEUMANN , Doris M. On July 16, 2013 Doris Elaine McGlone Neumann, 93, at her home in Timonium, MD. Born Nov. 15, 1919 in Flint, MI, the youngest child of Ellen McLeod McGlone and Frank Eugene McGlone, the beloved wife of the late William Louis Neumann, and loving mother to sons Christopher Reid Neumann and Gregory Arnold Neumann, also devoted to four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings Elno Duncan McGlone, Ronald Andrew McGlone, Milton Edgar McGlone, and Mildred Helen McGlone. Her warmth and wisdom will be greatly missed by all who knew her. After Flint Central High School, with scholarships and Works Progress Administration teaching jobs, Doris graduated from the University of Michigan with honors in history in 1941. Her graduate studies were interrupted by WWII, caring for parents and raising a family while teaching in Dearborn, MI and Claremont, CA. She settled in Washington, DC where her husband directed the Foundation for Foreign Affairs. In 1954 the Neumanns moved to Baltimore County where Dr. Neumann taught at Goucher College and Doris taught history and geography at Friends School of Baltimore from 1956 to 1985. Her Urban Geography curriculum took students from Baltimore's early history to the present, enriched by field trips to see neighborhood pride and the challenges of the changing economy. On June 1, 1984, Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer presented the City of Baltimore Citizen Citation to Doris M. Neumann in recognition of "28 years of outstanding accomplishments" in urban studies, instilling students with "immense pride in their city". Doris, in addition to being a magnet and host for an international circle of family and friends, was a dedicated worker for racial justice, fair housing, and international peace and friendship, e.g., demonstrating to desegregate the Washington, D.C. National Theater, and to end chemical, biological and radiological warfare preparations at Ft. Detrick, MD. She worked with the American Friends Service Committee, American Field Service, Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., the Congress of Racial Equality, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and was a Board member of the McKim Community Center up to her death.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to McKim Community Association, 1120 East Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD, 21202, or Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202. A celebration of her full and generous life is planned for September 28, 2013 at the Stony Run Friends Meeting in Baltimore. Please call 717 456-7934 for particulars.
Published in Baltimore Sun on July 23, 2013
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