Eleanor "Susie" Rohde

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Eleanor "Susie" Burnham Rohde, 78, of Reisterstown, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born in 1934, she was the daughter of the late John and Ruth Blucher Burnham. She was the wife of Edgar Rohde Jr., whom she married in 1954.

She was a Lutherville native and longtime resident of Reisterstown. She graduated from Franklin High School in Reisterstown in 1952.

After graduation she married her high school sweetheart and worked as a bookkeeper for Johns Hopkins Press. She later became owner and manager of the El-Car Motel, partner and office manager for their family-owned building construction business.

She was a longtime member and president of the GFWC Vaughn Woman's Club of Hampstead, and later served as secretary of the Franklin High School Alumni Association for more than 20 years.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are children Carolyn Orr and husband Dennis, Allen Rohde and wife Joan, John Rohde and wife Monica, and Harold Rohde and wife Dorothea; grandchildren Dylan, Tyler, Guy, Wyatt, Jeffrey, Jenna, Michaela and Isabelle; and sisters Jane Laslett, Ruth Howard, Ethel Spencer and Phyllis Bankard.

She was predeceased by siblings John T. Burnham Jr., Charles T. Burnham and Genevieve Tangney.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 11605 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Franklin Alumni Association, c/o Eleanor Rohde Scholarship, P.O. Box 100, Reisterstown, MD 21136.

Online condolences may be offered at www.eckhardtfuneralchapel.com.

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Funeral Home
Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, P.A. - Owings Mills
11605 Reisterstown Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 356-7676
Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 12, 2013
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