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Genevieve Schiller


1914 - 2016 Notice Condolences
Genevieve Schiller Notice


of Vero Beach, Fl and formerly of Catonsville, MD passed away peacefully on Friday, June 3rd 2016 at the age of 101. Born in 1914 in Youngstown, Ohio, to Adam and Sofia Prasatek, she was one of seven children. Her family moved to WV, where she went on to receive her degree in Nursing from St. Francis in Charleston in 1937. She moved to Philadelphia to complete graduate courses in obstetrics from Pennsylvania Hospital, and returned to Youngstown where she was head nurse in maternity at St. Elizabeth Hospital. During WWII she served as Assistant Director of Nursing and taught cadet nursing at St. Francis. After the war, she earned a Bachelors Degree in Maternity Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She then returned to Penn Hospital where she worked as Clinical Instructor in Maternity Nursing. She went on to receive her Masters degree in Nursing Administration and was inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing. She established the extension of the Newman Club in Philadelphia, where she served as president, and was inducted in the John Henry Newman Honor Society. She maintained memberships in the American Nursing Association, National League of Nursing, and American Women's Association Constellation Chapter, where she was elected "Woman of the Year." She continued her nursing career in Baltimore at Sinai Hospital as Associate Director of Nursing Services from 1955 to 1963, then to Maryland General Hospital where she served as Director of Nursing Services until she retired in 1980. She continued volunteer work with Nativity church in Lutherville, the local Red Cross chapter, where she was elected "Nurse of the Year," was an active member of the Lutherville Senior Center, and was inducted into the MD Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Along with a prestigious career and extensive volunteer work, she enjoyed 60 cruises! She moved to Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville in1992 where she remained active as Chairman of the Library Committee, Member of Resident Council, Parish Council, Treasury Sale Committee, and sandwich-making team, Eucharist Minister for the care center and Chapel, Reciter of Rosary in the Chapel and Frederick House, 60 minute visitor in Frederick House. She is preceded in death by her husband George, brothers Stanley, Joseph and Theodore Prasatek, sisters Sophie Swartz and Mary Harris. She is survived by her sister Helen Pisano and many loving nieces and nephews. Family will receive visitors from 10:30 to 11:00 am on Friday June 10, 2016 at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00, with Father Leo Larrivee officiating. Internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228.
Published in Baltimore Sun on June 9, 2016
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