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On July 27, 2015 Charlotte M. Hurtt, a former educator and active community volunteer died at Broadmead Retirement Community, in Hunt Valley, MD. She was 97 years young. The daughter of a policeman and a homemaker, Charlotte Hurtt was born in Baltimore where she resided all her life except for an assignment she pursued abroad as a demonstration teacher after World War II in a government school. She was a graduate of Eastern High School, Towson State Teachers College and received a Master's Degree from the University of Maryland. She pursued additional studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. She was a teacher at numerous Baltimore schools and was noted as a demonstration teacher at Montebello Elementary School, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Vienna. She held various administrative assignments in the Baltimore schools and later worked in the personnel department recruiting teachers for the Baltimore City Education Department. As a personnel administrator she was responsible for recruiting, placing and supporting candidates in the Baltimore School system. Her professional work as a teacher and administrator offered opportunities to share her love for her profession. She held membership in numerous educational associations over the years. She was an avid gardener while also enjoying her many interests which included needlepoint, knitting, bridge, flower arranging, reading and traveling. Her love of the ocean often took her to a favorite spot at Ocean City, Maryland. In 1996 Ms. Hurtt was awarded the National Community Service Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution for her more than 10,000 volunteer hours at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Her service included leadership and purchasing for the gift shop, flower arranging, greeting guests at the reception desk and serving as the Auxiliary President. Her favorite charities included the Boynton Scholarship Fund at Broadmead where she lived for 25 plus years and the Music Patron's Fund at the Towson Presbyterian Church where she was a member for many years. Surviving are a nephew, Robert Hurtt of Norfolk, VA, a niece, Virginia Trippi (Joseph) of Tillson, NY and Brunswick, ME, a grandniece, Aileen Rutigliano and her family of Tillson, NY. A memorial service will be held at Broadmead, 13801 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030 on Friday, September 18th at 2:00 PM.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Aug. 1, 2015
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