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Roberta Braucher Ross


1945 - 2016 Notice Condolences
Roberta Braucher Ross Notice


Roberta B. Ross (nee Braucher), age 71, of Baltimore, Maryland, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at her home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born May 1, 1945, in Evanston, Illinois, a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (King) Braucher. She grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts, graduating from Belmont High School in 1963. She attended Radcliffe College and, after moving to Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she majored in Speech and Theater, and met her husband Terrence Ross. They married August 28, 1978, and moved to Baltimore. She worked as a programmer analyst at Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point. In Chicago and in her early years in Baltimore she acted in community theater. She became an avid birder, and as Membership Secretary of the Baltimore Bird Club created the club's membership database. She was a culture vulture, each year attending symphony concerts, operas, plays, and films. A great baseball fan, she sometimes vacationed in Cooperstown, New York, for the Glimmerglass Opera and the Baseball Hall of Fame. In retirement, she became a pretty fair urban line dancer. Despite her illness she attended all four of Wagner's "Ring" operas at the Kennedy Center this May. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Braucher (David Wohl). Survivors include her husband of nearly 38 years, Terrence Ross; her brother William Braucher and his wife Ann; her sister Karen Braucher Tobin and her husband Roger Tobin; her nephews Matthew Braucher, Daniel Braucher, Jeffrey Braucher (Amy Chalifoux), and Robert Wohl; and her nieces Emma Wohl and Elle Tobin. Family and friends are welcome for a memorial gathering from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the MacNabb Funeral Home in Catonsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Baltimore Bird Club, or Gilchrist Hospice Care https://www.gilchristhospice.org/donation
Published in Baltimore Sun on July 2, 2016
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