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Of Dunkirk, Maryland passed away at home on April 20 after a long battle with breast cancer. Born in Washington, DC to Lee Drury Gerhold and Virginia Groff Gerhold, she graduated from High Point High School in Beltsville and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. In her 20s she became a camp counselor at Mar Lu Ridge Camp & Retreat Center near Frederick. Her education career began in home economics and later continued in Special Education at Northern High School in Calvert County, where she had also served as President of the Learning Disabilities Association.
Sally is survived by her husband Dennis; three daughters Virginia, Christine (Justin), and Amy; granddaughter Madeleine; father Lee; siblings Linda, Bill, Susan, and Richard; father-in-law Edwin; sister-in-law Dorothy; and five nieces and one nephew. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for replacement of the organ at Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church, 1450 Plum Point Road, Huntingtown, Maryland 20639 where Sally and her husband were charter members.

Published in The Washington Post on May 2, 2013
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