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Felix Mitterer: On the passing away of Wolfgang Pfaundler
Ross Grind

On April 20, 2015 Wolfgang Pfaundler von Hadermur (as it stands on the party note) died in Ötztal hamlet Piburg. Several years ago, he retired here, cared for by his consort Herlinde Menardi, a folklorist. For three days he was then laid out in the room of the old farm, as was always the custom, but actually no longer allowed. The kids just did it. The Piburger and the Oetzer came to the Rosary. Pfaundler stood high in their respect.

Apart from the legendary governor Eduard Wallnöfer, only Wolfgang Pfaundler is considered to be so much the epitome of the Tyrolean, Tyrolean, and Tyrolean patriots. But that was not his birth. For Pfaundler was born not in Tyrol, but on 1 January 1924 in Vienna, grew up there and went to school. Piburg - that was just the summer residence of the family. His father's name was Hermann Pfaundler and, as a lawyer, head of section in the Federal Chancellery. The mother's name was Gertrud Schönfeld and came from a Jewish Budapest family. As a 14-year-old sees Wolfgang, as the Vienna Nazis force Jewish neighbors to brush the sidewalks on his knees. At school, Wolfgang is called a "Saujud" (Jews' sow). Then the Nazis ask Father Hermann to divorce the Jewish woman. The father refuses, loses his high official position and must feed the family throughout the war with the grant of tutoring. All this characterizes Wolfgang and will lead him to organize the resistance in the Ötztal as a 20-year-old and hiding refugees and deserters in the woody cliffs above Piburg.

On Friday, April 24, at 2 pm, I stand in front of an old grave plate, which is embedded in the cemetery wall of Oetz. Dr. Meinhard von Pfaundler (1872-1947) is buried here, professor of paediatrics in Munich, so famous as a pediatrician, that he was even brought to the Tsar's court. This is a brother of Wolfgang's father. He also loved Piburg very much and built himself a beautiful house in the 1920s directly above the lake, which belonged to him and which he then donated to the community Oetz. The Pfaundleri were thus Tyroleans who went out into the world to become something there. The young Wolfgang Pfaundler came back to become something in Tyrol.

The ancient farm, of which I had always believed that the Pfaundler family had been stuck and proud of it since the Middle Ages at the latest, had not been in the possession of the family for a long time, and Wolfgang passionately fought for him and carefully prepared him.

The Oetz church stands high on a cliff above the village and the climb is steep, very steep. One wonders how old, frail people managed this over the centuries. Many say goodbye to Wolfgang Pfaundler. All Oetz, all of Piburg, the whole Ötztal takes part, and from afar the old friends have come. Many of them are not coming because they have already gone before Pfaundler, as well as the best of all his friends, Paul Flora. There are also rifle companies, including one from South Tyrol, with them Eva Klotz, the daughter of Georg Klotz, the "partisan" among the South Tyrol fighters. Salut will not be fired. This will have upset the Pfaundler a bit.

Later the funeral meal in the Gasthof Piburger See, which is opposite the Pfaundlerhof. You meet people you have not seen for ages. And wonder how old they have become. (One likes to look over his own age.) Over there at the church it was hot as hell, here on the dark side it is almost too cool to sit outside. We tell each other about the Pfaundler.

At the beginning of the seventies I was invited to the Pfaundler-Hof for the first time. And got to know artists for the first time - writers, painters, composers, even architects. Likewise, people from the university like the Germanists Walter Methlagl and Michael Klein. Pfaundler had discovered me and published texts of mine in his legendary half-year magazine "die Fenster". Pfaundler has either discovered or at least greatly encouraged almost all Tyrolean writers in his active time. The great South Tyrolean poet Norbert C. Kaser, then still misunderstood and outlawed in his homeland, was particularly well supported by Pfaundler and Flora. Not all of them thanked Pfaundler, some of them became enemies of him, distanced themselves from him, denounced him too. But patricide must be well, in the patriarchal Tyrol.

As a young person I did not trust him completely. I, a former working-class child, a failed middle school student and now a forced customs official, who looked up to the 68-year-old revolutionaries in the FRG, read "pardon" and "concrete", had no idea of the Tyrolean cultural life and his personalities. I knew nothing of Pfaundler's existence before he found me. When I found out who supported me there, namely a so-called "Südtirolextremist", who had been sentenced to dungeons for 20 years in absentia, I was somewhat disturbed. For me as a young man, the "Bumser" were all right-wing radicals, with whom I wanted nothing to do. He was the "gray eminence" of Tyrol, it was said, the "cultural pope", you cannot pass him, you want something. And the Jungbürgerbuch, where he earns so much, even though he is not at all the sole author ... and so on and so forth. Besides, I was afraid of him. He seemed to me stern and harsh and authoritarian, and snappy and malicious, and jealous of anyone poaching in "his territory."

So, I searched for justification to be allowed to accept his ongoing promotion with a clear conscience. First of all, I looked at his wife, the noble, fine Gertrud Spat (died 2010), from a good Dutch house, the outstanding pianist, the devoted mother of his four children, his narrowest colleague in the background, the highly educated author of the "Tirol Lexikon", the wonderful hostess. Would this woman take a man for a husband if he is as many as he describes? And then, can one who has Paul Flora as a friend be as the enemies say and as I feared myself? Has such a friend as Arthur Koestler and Manes Sperber? Well, well, they were once communists and had now converted. But they were great poets before, and they remained so. But what should I say about Sperber's remark: "The Pfaundler is my favorite terrorist."

Salvation, when I learned (not from him), was that he had risked his life as a resistance fighter against the Nazis. (Of course, he had been drafted into the Wehrmacht before, as a 17-year-old, in Georgia he was injured by shrapnel, additionally fell ill with dysentery and typhus, but finally made the homecoming to Austria.)

As far as South Tyrol was concerned, I did not change my opinion until years later, when ORF commissioned me to write a four-part book about South Tyrol from 1938 to 1968, researched for two years, sat in archives and talked to many contemporary witnesses. Only then did I realize that active resistance had been necessary for the implementation of at least the autonomy of South Tyrol, even if the right-wing radicals, who later stood up as freeloaders, disavowed this resistance for decades.

Then I opened my eyes, turned to the photographer, and looked at his great black and white images of people, landscapes, cemeteries; looked at his ethnographic films, such as the Wampelerreiten in Axams; unforgettable, wild document of a wild, true folk custom, nothing at all for delicately tempted tourists like many other folk customs.

After Oetz I went with him, saw there an incredible performance of Schönherr's "earth"; he asserted that the ORF made a recording or documented the performance, because no one outside Ötztal understood what was being spoken on stage in the lowest / highest dialect.

At the end of 1981 I wrote "Stigma" for the Volksschauspiele Hall, they did not want the piece there ("pornography, blasphemy!"), The colleagues showed solidarity, we had to leave, nobody picked us up, not even Innsbruck. Pfaundler published the text in the "window", was displayed for it. Pfaundler sent us to Mayor Helmut Kopp in Telfs, who picked us up, without ifs and buts. He was also reported and threatened with shooting his family. Since the threatening phone calls did not cease at home, Pfaundler put his house in Alpbach at our disposal. After the premiere, the unnecessary vortex was over, and we were able to emerge again from the sinking.

Pfaundler and I approached each other more and more, that is to say, I came closer and closer to him, for he, I remarked quite late, had always liked and appreciated me not only as a writer but also as a human being. The wild guy who enthusiastically talked about how a hunting stag biting deep into his shoulder at the sight of a capital stag - the Pfaundler - with excitement - and not to scream - this savage man could be very gentle and affectionate, completely free of them other malice and vanities that so often tormented him.

In the developed barn of the Piburger yard I wrote "The Piefke saga", always the Acherkogel in front of me, who then appeared prominently in the play "In der Löwengrube".

The filmmaker and writer Georg Stefan Troller - living in Paris - became aware of me through "the window" (in all embassies and cultural institutes of the world cities was the magazine) and shot in January 1990, a consequence of his famous ZDF documentary series "Personal description". Since then I have a close friendship with Troller, with the emigrant who was not recalled to Austria after the war - like so many others. the only one who shouted was Axel Corti, and Troller wrote several screenplays for him, about young Freud, about the young Hitler, and then the multi-award-winning trilogy "Where and Back," dealing with his own fate.

In Ireland, of course, the Pfaundler also visited me and photographed in the pouring rain a sad emigrant Felix on Inch beach in County Kerry.

The sponsor Pfaundler had become my friend over the decades, and then he became a father to me.

He, the half or quarter Tyrolean, half or quarter Jew, born in Vienna, grew up, or whatever, was for me the last great Tyrolean. And that's because on the one hand he loved Tyrol above all, risked his life for this country on several occasions, but at the same time was completely cosmopolitan. Homeland love alone is not enough. Unless cosmopolitanism is added, it leads to nationalist dementia.

When I visited him a year ago, at his farm in Piburg, he was sitting on the bench, very frail, very shrunken, saying nothing, gesturing for me to sit next to him. And briefly squeezed my hand. There we sat now. And my heart hurt. Two tourists came by, looked in astonishment at the horse skull under the ridge, and asked what that was. "That's a Rossgrind!" Said Pfaundler. Devoured looks. "That's a horsegrind!" He repeated. "And now disappear, I'll get my book."

He had returned home to Piburg, and that was one of his reasons.

July 2015

Pfaundler, Wolfgang (I96)
2 1940 Baltimore Census lists Morris as a Salesman for a bag manufacturer. Forman, Morris R (I131)
3 1940 Census for Mt Vernon NY lists Lydia as a "lodger" in the household headed by Hugo Eisenmenger. Lydia had been Sonya Eisenmenger's assistant before Sonya divorced Hugo and re-married Ernst Weber in Reno NV. Alber, Lydia (I89)
4 A civil servant in finance [Wikipedia notation under brother Victor's page] Eisenmenger, Ewald (I535)
5 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Forman, Robert (I114)
6 A well-know artist that painted the frieze in the Austria Parliament Building in Vienna Eisenmenger, August (I29)
7 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Charles, Allan (I164)
8 ALTERNATE LAST NAME: Bince Bruce, Margaret (I8)
9 Alumni Publications
B.A., William Smith College, 1939

Author of:
Play Directing: Analysis, Communication and Style
Prentice Hall PTR, 1994

Yankee Theatre: The Image of America on the Stage
Ayer Company Publications, 1969

Co-author of:
Dramatic Life As I Found It
Ayer Company Publication; Reprint edition, 1966 
Hodge, Francis R. (I233)
10 Ann Baxter was born in 1714 in Somerset, Pennsylvania. She married James Flack on September 12, 1734, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had 11 children in 21 years. She died on March 2, 1801, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, having lived a long life of 87 years, and was buried in Bucks, Pennsylvania.

Source: familysearch.org  
Baxter, Ann McDowell (I212)
11 ANN FLACK HEARD OBIT : Published 11/25/2014

1916 - 2014 (Age 98)

Merritt Island, FL

Ann Flack Heard, 98, passed away Thursday, 20 November 2014 at Wuesthoff Hospice and Palliative Care House, Rockledge, FL. Mrs. Heard was born to Miss Louella and Jesse James Flack, 1 November 1916. She attended Moorhead Sunflower Jr. College, and graduated from Peabody Teachers' College/Vanderbilt. After marriage in 1938, she became a teacher at GA Southwest Junior College. Twice moving to Brevard County as an Air Force wife, she became headmistress of St. Mark's Episcopal Church School in Cocoa and continued on the faculty until her retirement 18 years later in 1979. Ann was determined to find joy in every minute of her life. After retirement from the field of education, she became a highly competitive bridge player, and an avid tennis, basketball, and football fan. She read extensively until macular degeneration prevented her from doing so. She delighted in her family and friends.

Ann was predeceased by her husband, Wade C. Heard; a sister, and two brothers. Survivors include her daughter, Melinda Koethe (husband Jerry); her son, Hampton Heard (wife Virginia) with daughter, Carolyn Szabo (husband Stephen) and their children, Katie, Andy, and Miss Ellile.
Flack, Ann (I3)

1898          Born April 30, 1898, Meran, Southern Tyrol

1920-21     Attended Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts)
1924          Studied at General Sculpture School of the "Akademie der Bildenden Künste" under Joseph Müllner

1924-25     Studied at Special School of Sculpture, under Joseph Müllner
1928          Studied at Special School of Sculpture, also under Müllner
1931          Completed Credo Altar, originally titled Glaubensgeheimnisse des Credo
1940          Found in Vienna directory Eisenmenger, Anna, af. Bildhauerin, IV Favoritenstrasse 12 (Bi ldhauerin Sculptor)
1954          Illustrates book Man Meets Dog with brother-in-law Konrad Lorenz
1959          Credo Altar Installed in Notkirche or "emergency church" Zum Gottlichen Erlioser
1960          Completed mosaic mural of St. Francis of Assisi as well as label panels for the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna
1961          Credo Altar transferred to the Doblinger Pfarrkirche St. Paul in Hofzeile 
1971          Credo Altar sold to an art dealer
2004          Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. purchases Credo Altar from dealer in Vienna 
Eisenmenger, Anna (I32)
(translated by Ernst Weber)

History painter, born February 11, 1820 in Vienna, died there on December 6, 1907. At the age of 15, he enrolled in the Akademie (Viennese Academy of Painting) but interrupted his studies in 1848 to join Karl Rahl and his atelier, who was in bitter competition with Carl von Blaas, who had received the order for the frescoes at the Vienna Arsenal in 1859. In his fight against Blaas, Rahl's other students Griepenkerl, Bitterlich, Lotz, Gaul, Fblix joined with Eisenmenger. On the other hand, the close friendship of Rahi with Theodor von Hansen was very fortunate because Hansen was very fortunate because Hansen directed many large commissions for monuments after Rahl's death to his students. Eisenmenger who was valued as the best student of Rala and who also was unquestioned master of wax mold painting, received the most important commissions. The first assignment was the decoration of the front entrance of the "Heinrichshof" with allegories and festoons using the last named technique; these paintings have been preserved rather well. In 1890 followed the ceiling frescoes (Apollo and the 9 Muses) in the large hall of the Musikverein, and then in the newly built City Hall of Vienna a depiction of the expansion of the city (beyond the raised city walls) and the apotheosis of "Austria". 1872 to 1874 followed the 12 frieze medallions in the Austrian Museum of Art and Industry, as well as the frieze "The Taming of Nature's Power by the Graces" in the Court staircase of the Court Theater (State Theater). Very remarkable are his ceiling frescoes in the Palais Gutmann (child presentations of the twelve months), the frescoes (The Graces and Peace) in the staircase of The Palais Tietz on the Schottenring, paintings from the life of Maximilian I and Leopold von Babenberg for the Chateau Hornstein of Archduke Leopold. 1878 he achieved his greatest success with the Aesop curtain for the theater in Augsburg, on which be memorialized his teacher Rahi in a Portrait.

1881 he created the "Triumph of Justice" a large cyclic frieze for the Palace of Justice; the "Development of the Modern Government" in the Parliament and as the last large commission a series of 50 medallions in the "Antique" halls of the Museum of Art History. Eisenmenger had also been successfully active as portraitist (portrait of Johann Strauss in the Museum of History of the city Vienna, and of Minister Duke Leo Thun, portrait in the possession of the Austrian Ministry for Education). For the Church of the Scots (Schottenkirche) he painted two altar portraits (Saint Benedict and Saint Gregor). He also created the design of Austrian banc note of 1 Gulden. Since 1872 be had been Professor of the Vienna Academy and director of a Master class of History painters and had a number of excellent students, all outstanding in the use of color. In 1901 he retired. He has been the last representative of that exceptional era who under Hansen, Ferstel, Schmidt, Rahl, Makart have created the new Vienna.
Eisenmenger, August (I29)
Baltimorean Heroes of Israel Advocacy
By Connor Graham - April 19, 2018

Any individual accomplishment on the resume of Jerold ?Chuck? Hoffberger is impressive enough for one person?s lifetime. Owner of the Baltimore Orioles for 14 years and owner of the National Brewing Company for 28 years are among his accolades.

Add to that list a stint as chairman of the board of governors for the Jewish Agency for Israel, during which Hoffberger was a part of meetings to plan Operation Moses, a rescue mission that successfully brought some 8,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel, and his story becomes nearly inconceivable.

?He wasn?t a guy who talked about his work much. He was much more interested in our pedestrian lives,? said Hoffberger?s son, Peter. ?It wasn?t at all that he was this tight-lipped guy who kept his cards close to his vest, he was just more interested in what we had to say.?

Hoffberger?s lack of disclosure wasn?t exclusive to clandestine, potentially dangerous missions like Operation Moses. Peter remembers the way he learned of his father?s first, and arguably greatest accomplishment as the owner of the Orioles, the signing of Frank Robinson.

?I don?t think I knew about it until I was walking across the hall at Park School and saw Frank Robinson walk in with his kid,? said Peter, barely able to control his laughter.

When asked at what point his father became involved in philanthropy, Peter replied, ?Birth.?

?His grandparents were exceedingly generous people,? Peter said. ?They were really planning to address a systemic social concern and eliminate it.?

To end his phone interview with JT, Peter shared an anecdote to illustrate his father?s ability to be a masterful negotiator, while also not taking himself too seriously.

Shortly after Hoffberger?s death in 1999, the family went through one of his vaults, which contained a manila envelope with six documents. Although the majority of them Peter could not recall, two will forever stand out in his mind.

?One document was the owner?s manual for his Casablanca overhead fan; the other was an advance copy of the Camp David Peace Accord, the body of which he had sought to influence at the pleasure of President Carter,? Peter said, chuckling in disbelief. ?On the Accord was a note in my father?s handwriting, instructing his secretary to file it away and pull it out in ten years so they could see ?how it was holding up.?? 
Hoffberger, Jerold Charles (P349)
15 Baltimore Magazine
Corey McLaughlin - Feb 2019


At 97, pioneering sex therapist Lois Feinblatt shares what she has learned about love and life.

"Life is so interesting, isn't it," says 97-year-old Lois Blum Feinblatt. She should know. In 1966, when most women her age were stay-at-home moms, she was already a trailblazer, working in Baltimore's department of welfare, where she screened every couple in the city who was interested in adopting a child.

"I loved it," she says, but even five decades ago, Feinblatt twice married, twice widowed, with three kids, two step-children, and seven grandchildren was never one to settle. One weekend, a friend showed her a headline in The Baltimore Sun. "Hopkins to Train Housewives as Psychotherapists," it read.

Feinblatt was intrigued, as she still often is. At almost 100, sitting on a flower-patterned upholstered chair in her spacious and art-filled north Baltimore apartment, her gray hair tucked into a bun that frames a soft face and curious blue eyes, she remains sharp and quick-witted while recalling decades-old details of her life.

Before her job with the department of welfare, Feinblatt had volunteered as a Parent Teacher Association president at a city public school and was endlessly fascinated by what she saw, the complexity and desire of the human mind. "If I had my choice then, I would have been a psychiatrist," she says.

And suddenly, right there in the newsprint before her, was an unlikely opportunity. A program like the one advertised had been organized a few years earlier at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., which sought to train therapists drawn from what was then described as an untapped resource pool of married women.

Now Johns Hopkins wanted to do the same. The ad specified that applicants should be over 35 and have "successfully" raised a family.

More than 400 women applied. And Feinblatt, then 45 years old with three kids (Patty, 17, Jeff, 19, and Larry, 23) was one of only eight hired.

"She brought an enormous amount of life experience to her job," says Dr. Chester Schmidt, who worked with Feinblatt for four decades. For the first two years, Schmidt, now the clinic's medical director, was among the psychiatrists who helped train the group of eight, who immediately started seeing patients.

By 1970, hospital leadership made plans to start a first-of-its-kind clinic modeled after the work of pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who had shocked the public with candid and demystifying talk about orgasms and sexual dysfunction. When they stopped in Baltimore at the hospital to present their research, Feinblatt, who was forced to sit on top of a baby grand piano because the auditorium was so crowded, was fascinated. Later, she was asked to be part of the startup Johns Hopkins Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit, which began to see heterosexual couples in a therapy setting in which they were seen together by male and female therapists.

"It was a wonderful job from the very beginning," Feinblatt says. "People had all kinds of sexual problems. Some people were very shy about sex, or some people had their own ideas and their wife or husband didn't think they could go along with that. Everybody's needs and wants are so different."

If there is anyone who might be an expert on the secrets and nuances of love and sex it would be Feinblatt, a pioneering therapist who has seen four decades worth of patients: women, men, straight, gay, transgender. She often jokes, "A marriage license is not like a driver's license," says Dr. Chris Kraft, co-director of clinical services at what's now known as The Johns Hopkins Sex and Gender Clinic. "You need all this training to drive a car, but you don't have to have training to be in a relationship."

Until fairly recently, Feinblatt continued to head to the office almost every day. "One of the biggest things going on now," she says, "is that we have a transgender person almost every week, a drastic change from when she started."

Indeed, Feinblatt's career and remarkable life have spanned sweeping social changes: from the pre-birth control era to internet porn addictions, from abstinence before marriage to legal gay marriage and marrying outside of one's religion. Years ago, when she was just 7, her uncle married a Catholic girl, and her Jewish grandmother hung blankets over the mirrors in her house as if the family was sitting shiva. "It's so amazing how much everything has changed in my lifetime," she says.

Feinblatt has seen and heard just about everything in matters of the head and heart, but even she hesitates to articulate the meaning of it. "Love," she muses, "Well, it's a difficult thing to try to get your brain around, because it's sort of not a brain thing."

A friend showed her a headline in The Sun: Hopkins to Train Housewives to Be Psychotherapists.

The start of Feinblatt's own love story reads like a script to a romantic black-and-white movie. On a spring break from Frederick's Hood College, then Lois Hoffberger one of three children of Gertrude and Sam, a prominent city lawyer who was active in the Democratic party and a major shareholder and director of the National Brewing Company met Irv Blum, six years her senior, at an engagement party held for one of his friends. The night ended at the Belvedere Hotel. There, Irv asked her to dance, their images reflecting in the floor-to-ceiling mirrors of the first-floor Charles Room. "It's amazing," she says. "It's 75 years ago now, and I can remember it so well, seeing myself dancing with him."

He drove her back to Hood in his snazzy convertible, wind whipping as they headed east through the mountains. He sang a German song, "Yours Is My Heart Alone."

"He was being so romantic," she says. It was practically love at first sight. With the clouds of World War II brewing, they wed in 1941 and started a family. But only eight months after Lois gave birth to their first child, Irv was overseas with the Army as the white captain of an all-black transport unit, known as the 524th Quartermaster Car Company.

It was then that the handwritten letters, addressed to "Sweetheart" he to her, her to him were exchanged nearly every day for the two years Irv was deployed, about 1,400 correspondences in total. On June 6, 1944 D-Day Lois wrote: "I'm sure you know how much I have thought of you today. Although 3,000 miles apart, I know we've spent this most important day in our history together."

In a letter dated three days later, addressed from "Somewhere in England," he acknowledged the anxiety his young wife must have felt, and said he was okay. "Everyone is imbued with the idea of getting the job over with," he wrote. In other letters, Lois, then 23, mentioned the Wives Club she was a part of and how she spent time volunteering at the American Red Cross.

"They developed an intimacy through these letters," says Feinblatt's daughter Patty Blum, a human-rights lawyer who is working with her mother on a book about her parents' correspondence. "Until I started reading them, I had no concept of everything their relationship had gone through, the experiences and challenges they had as this young couple separated for close to two years, and how they maintained their intimacy despite this distance."

Lois Feinblatt's own love story reads like a script to a romantic black-and-white movie.

By 1945, Irv had returned from the war and gone to work at his father's department store. When their youngest child was in second grade, Lois and Irv agreed that it might be a good idea for her to take a job to help foster their children's independence. After nine years at the department of welfare, Feinblatt landed her dream job at Hopkins.

Although she can't divulge any specific details about her patients, Feinblatt says some cases were as simple as correcting bad habits that had formed, while other patients struggled with more complicated issues. "Homosexuality was on the list of abhorrent behaviors in 1966, and that went on for a long time," she says. Patients came in hoping to be cured. She saw one lesbian couple, from a conservative Pennsylvania town, for two years.

Mostly, though, she treated women having sexual intimacy issues with their husbands, including extramarital affairs. "I know we can cause ourselves a lot of unnecessary problems," she says. "It was so important," Feinblatt says, "to provide a safe space where couples could actually address those problems. You can have meals with other people, have fun with other people, or go on vacations with other people," she says. "But marital fidelity is something that you and your partner have just with each other." Which, of course, is where a licensed therapist comes in.

Feinblatt continued her work against the backdrop of tumultuous times, which was fitting given the liberal bent sewn into the fabric of her upbringing. She marched to help desegregate Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in 1963, was the first woman on the board at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, has since founded scholarships to the Maryland Institute College of Art, and helped to start Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, which seeks to protect foster kids.

In 1965, Johns Hopkins Hospital drew national attention for being the first academic institution in the U.S. to perform sex reassignment surgeries. These were done in conjunction with the sex clinic, which required and provided two years of pre-surgery therapy. There were some staffers at the hospital who were ambivalent, at best, about the surgeries, but Feinblatt wasn't one of them. She supported a person's right to define their own gender, even when that was a controversial opinion.

Then again, Feinblatt was always putting her patients first. "Schmidt, the clinic's budget administrator for three decades," said Feinblatt, "who was financially comfortable, donated fees she earned from patient work back to the department. I thought it was terrific," he says, "but I wasn't surprised. That's just the kind of thing she'd do."

And the clinic gave her a lot, too, providing a much-needed professional focus when her dear husband Irv, who had been a president of the Associated Jewish Charities, died at age 58, in 1973, after becoming sick from glomerulonephritis, a kidney disease. To help her work through her grief, the clinic gave Lois more patients to help occupy her time, and she co-founded an organization dedicated to supporting adoptive families.

Three years later, she married Eugene Feinblatt, who had been Irv's lawyer and the college roommate of her older brother Jerold (a former president of the National Brewing Company and one-time owner of the Baltimore Orioles). "I was lucky," Feinblatt says. "I had two fabulous husbands, and such really wonderful men and interesting men. Both were important in the community, and ethical, and brilliant minds."

Lois and Eugene were married for 15 years, until he died in 1998 from heart failure at age 78. Once again, she moved through her grief by continuing to work. A year after Eugene's death, she started a teacher-mentoring program in the city. "Life is a challenge, and bad things happen to good people," she says. "The best thing that can happen to you is your partner, so you at least can deal with things together. If you really think that you're in love, you're lucky."

She treated women having intimacy issues with their husbands, including extramarital affairs.

Just five years ago, at age 92, Feinblatt stood on stage at Morgan State University to give a 13-minute TED Talk entitled "Choices We Make." Making "sometimes hard or unusual choices," she said, "is what we all must do in order to live an interesting, fulfilling, and worthwhile life. As times change, so must we."

Today, with the aid of a walker, Feinblatt still regularly attends art exhibits, dines at the newest restaurants, welcomes company, and hosts dinner parties, as is evident by the liquor tray in her apartment. "You see her everywhere," says Kate Thomas, another co-director of clinical services at the Johns Hopkins clinic. "She's a Renaissance woman, and we all adore her."

In October, Feinblatt was honored at the Open Society Institute's 20th anniversary celebration at The Baltimore Museum of Art for her philanthropy and service to the city. Alicia Wilson, a senior vice president and legal counsel to Kevin Plank's Sagamore Development Company, introduced Feinblatt, whom Wilson met when she was 18. "She taught me that being authentically me is the best gift I can give to this world," Wilson said.

Sitting beside Wilson on the auditorium stage, Feinblatt took her turn at the mic. "They gave me the choice to speak or not," she said. "I thought a few minutes, and I decided, I'm 97-and-a-half years old. . ." Applause interrupted. "I can't depend on being asked to speak again." The crowd broke out laughing.

As for her longevity and sharpness, Feinblatt attributes it to luck and diet. "When Birds Eye [frozen] food came out, that was a big thing that changed our family's eating habits," she points out. Feinblatt is often quick with a quip about her advanced age. "You don't have many people almost 100 years old to ask [that question to]," she cracks at one point during an interview at her home. But she is also reflective.

"The two things that have made my life as good as it?s been are love and luck," Feinblatt says. "You have to have luck, too. But I really believe that love is like a cushion. If I'd been sitting here all this time on a hard, little iron chair, I would be miserable. But love is like the cushion that's around you, that makes you be able to think about things in a sweeter way."
Hoffberger, Lois (I151)
16 Barbara Swetman Meyer 12/16/1933 - 5/4/2015 OBITUARY

Barbara Swetman Meyer, adored and adorable wife, mother and grandmother, passed away in the afternoon of Monday, the 4th of May, 2015, in her home in Houston, Texas. Barbara Swetman was born in Rowlands, Mississippi the 26th of December, 1933. Barbara graduated with honors with a degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1955. Barbara married the love of her life, Randall Meyer of Mt. Union, Iowa, the 29th of November, 1958. Barbara met Randall on a blind date during his tenure at Exxon's Baton Rouge Refinery, where she eventually worked as a secretary until they wed. She was proud to tell everyone that they were married for "54 years and 8 days," until his death in 2012. Together they raised and nurtured a loving family of three children, Warren, Gretchen and Kirsten.

In her free time in her younger years, she loved to play bridge and tennis with her close friends, play the piano and create needlepoint works of art. She was also a skilled fly fisherwoman and skeet shooter. She dedicated herself to supporting Randall's career and was the perfect lighthearted and outspoken balance to his serious business persona. But Barbara's ultimate focus was caring for her children.

She and Randall were passionate about education and made sure that their children had access to and remained motivated to perform at their highest levels from kindergarten through graduate school. While Barbara excelled as a wife and mother, she found her true calling with the birth of the first of her five grandchildren in 1994. Her grandchildren were the world to her, as she was to them. She took the time to recognize, appreciate and celebrate the unique personalities of each of her grandchildren and, by doing so, developed remarkably close and unshakeable bonds with each child. Barbara's grandchildren loved her limitlessly and unconditionally and they will profoundly miss their "crazy redneck Grandma!"

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Emory Goss Swetman and Ruby Mae Swetman Stringer; brothers, James Robert and Rod Swetman; and sister, Anelle Swetman Jones. She is survived by her children, Warren Meyer and his wife, Kate, of Phoenix, AZ, Gretchen Meyer Manias and her husband, Bill, of Houston, TX, and Kirsten Meyer Wrinkle and her husband, Geoff of Charlotte, NC; and grandchildren Nicholas and Amelia Meyer of Phoenix, Andrew and Hayden Manias of Houston, and Alex Wrinkle of Charlotte.

Barbara's family wishes to acknowledge and express their sincere gratitude for the love and friendship extended to Barbara by her dear friends and selfless caretakers, Donita, Bunny, Jack, Helen, Janet and Carolyn. Those honored to serve as honorary pallbearers are her five grandchildren.

A memorial service is to be conducted at four o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 27th of June in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. In lieu of customary remembrances, and for those desiring, memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.

Barbara Meyer was born in rural Mississippi during the Great Depression to meager beginnings, but was a bright child and motivated not only to pursue her education at the college level but also to perform at the highest level. She approached every aspect of her life with a sharp wit and irreverent sense of humor and was a truly authentic individual. Barbara was loving by nature and was generous in heart and spirit. She never knew a stranger and welcomed everyone into her home as their "grandma." In her own words, Barbara declared, "I have lived a great life and would like to be remembered with smiles rather than tears. I would also like to quote my grandson, Andrew, as I write my own epitaph "You don't have to be right, Grandma, you're adorable."

Funeral Home
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1010 Bering Drive Houston, TX 77057
(713) 789-3005

Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 9 to May 10, 2015
Swetman, Barbara (I237)
17 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hodge, Elizabeth (I83)
18 BIOGRAPHY: Named as son in the Will of James Flack dated 3 Aug 1793 - Will proved 20 Sep 1802.
John had actually died by the 'proving of the will' and his 3 children James, Jane and John were summonsed to appear instead.
JIm Flack - 14 Jan 2008.

BIOGRAPHY: Extracts from letter by James Flack (b. Oct.-7-1834 d. Nov-23-1917) written in 1909/1910:-
"John Flack was a First Sergeant in Captain Robinson Company of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania."
Source - Tania Shurko (James Flack's letter copied to me - JAF)
COMMENT on above. I would like to investigate further as there is ANOTHER Flack family in Lancaster County !!

BIRTH: Birth date from headstone image supplied by Rich Flack - Sept 2007
The previous date I had was 11 October 1752 (Tania Shurko.)

DEATH: Death date from headstone image supplied by Rich Flack - Sept 2007

Source: flackgenealogy.com 19 Dec 2019 
Flack, John (I213)
19 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Pfaundler, Caspar (I99)
20 Ceramic Artist

(Commentary by Lea Nickless, research curator at The Wolfsonian Museum, Miami FL, re: Credo Altar in permanent collection - abt. Dec 2018)


Viennese sculptor Annie Eisenmenger created this massive ceramic triptych altar for an international exposition of modern Christian art in Padua, Italy in 1931. Depicting the coronation of the Virgin Mary in its central panel and scenes from the life of Christ at either side, the triptych folds neatly for travel, its closed doors spelling "Credo" in bold, interlocking, wrought-iron letters. A brief mention in a 1932 Viennese publication stated that the work had been universally applauded.

Annie went on to produce work throughout her life. She collaborated with Konrad Lorenz, the Nobel Prize-winning founder of the study of animal behavior, illustrating his book Man Meets Dog. In 1960, she created a mosaic mural of Saint Francis of Assisi at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna. Despite Annie's many accomplishments, there is little known about her; it is almost as though she didn't exist. Even her date of death had never been correctly recorded, leaving a void in her biographical data. Fortunately, after tracking down her great niece, who was able to provide her actual death date, we updated the Zentralfriedhof Vienna's central cemetery where Annie is buried. The fact that Annie had almost disappeared from the historic record underscores the enormous challenges facing women, especially in the early 20th century, as they struggled to navigate within a patriarchal, gender-biased culture. As The Wolfsonian moves forward in growing its collection, we will continue to seek out women artists, so often overlooked and sometimes even forgotten, and bring their stories to light.
Eisenmenger, Anna (I32)
21 Claudette Colbert
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Born Émilie Claudette Chauchoin

September 13, 1903
Saint-Mandé, France
Died July 30, 1996 (aged 92)
Speightstown, Barbados

Nationality American
Other names Lily Claudette Chauchoin
Education Art Students League of New York
Occupation Actress
Years active 1925-1965, 1974-1987
Political party Republican

Norman Foster
(m. 1928; div. 1935)
Dr. Joel Pressman
(m. 1935; died 1968)

Claudette Colbert, born Émilie Claudette Chauchoin; September 13, 1903 - July 30, 1996) was an American stage and film actress.

Colbert began her career in Broadway productions during the late 1920s and progressed to motion pictures with the advent of Talking pictures. Initially associated with Paramount Pictures, she gradually shifted to working as a freelance actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in It Happened One Night (1934), and received two other Academy Award nominations. Other notable films include Cleopatra (1934) and The Palm Beach Story (1942).

With her round face, big eyes, charming, aristocratic manner, and flair for light comedy, as well as emotional drama, Colbert was known for a versatility that led to her becoming one of the industry's best-paid stars of the 1930s and 1940s and, in 1938 and 1942, the highest-paid star. During her career, Colbert starred in more than 60 movies. Among her frequent co-stars were Fred MacMurray in seven films (1935-49), and Fredric March in four films (1930-33).

By the early 1950s, Colbert had basically retired from the screen in favor of television and stage work, and she earned a Tony Award nomination for The Marriage-Go-Round in 1959. Her career tapered off during the early 1960s, but in the late 1970s she experienced a career resurgence in theater, earning a Sarah Siddons Award for her Chicago theater work in 1980. For her television work in The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987), she won a Golden Globe Award and received an Emmy Award nomination.

In 1999, the American Film Institute posthumously voted Colbert the 12th-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.  
Colbert, Claudette (I192)

Inspired by a lifetime of travel, Hertha Flack's recent landscape paintings are rendered in bold, rich color. Her work is most often in the impressionistic style, occasionally tending toward abstract. Ms. Flack, who has painted for over 25 years and has had several successful one-person shows, has exhibited in numerous states and is a member of several art organizations. She now works mainly in acrylics.

She has studied with Carole Barnes, Carrie Brown, Maxine Masterfield and Mary Todd Beam. Her home and studio are in Tryon, North Carolina.  
Eisenmenger, Hertha Emma (I12)
23 Death Certificate has Louella Lenora's ("Nora") mother as "Caroline Lucas" (provided at her death by son James M. Flack), yet FamilySearch.org has "Frances Eugenia Mangum" as her mother.

According to "Chapters, Ann Heard family history" Frances Mangum (Lucas) died in childbirth with Nora. It's likely aunt Caroline Lucas (1853-1929) helped brother John Franklin Lucas (1882-1825) raise "Nora" and 6 other siblings --earning "grandmother" love from JMF. If true, Caroline was JMF's "great aunt".

Source for Frances E. Mangum:
"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:9CDZ-KDD : accessed 20 December 2019), entry for Frances Eugenia Mangum; file (2:2:2:MM9R-Q2H), submitted 3 November 2002 by rassr2752696 [identity withheld for privacy]. 
Lucas, Louella Lenora (I2)
24 DEATH NOTICE - Elaine F. Tobias

Elaine F. Tobias (nee Forman), of Baltimore, MD, passed away on January 20, 2020, at the age of 91. She was the beloved wife of the late, Maurice Tobias. She is survived by her cherished children, Nancy (David) Sall and Mitchell Tobias, sister-in-law, Evelyn Forman, grandchildren, Maury and Sophie Sall, and her devoted caregiver, Marshalee Dawkins. Elaine is predeceased by her parents, Sarah and Morris Forman, and sister-in-law, Rosalind Forman.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Wednesday, January 22, at 2 pm. Interment Arlington Cemetery - Chizuk Amuno Congregation N. Rogers Ave.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 or the charity of your choice.

In mourning at 11113 Valley Heights Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117, immediately following the interment, and Thursday and Friday from 1-4:30 pm. Services on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 pm. 
Forman, Elaine (I139)
25 Described as a "cripple" by C. A. Clapp in 30 Jul 1937 letter, as "Idiotic" and "Insane" in 1880 census Flack, Woodson (I264)
26 Died by suicide Miller, Louis (P353)
27 Died in childbirth with Louella Lenora abt 18 Jul 1891.
Source: "Chapters, Ann (Flack) Heard's Family History" 
Mangum, Frances Eugenia (I290)
28 Died of appendicitis. Margarethe never forgave her husband, a renown pediatrician, for not saving Leo.  Escherich, Leopold (I111)
29 Died of TB when Phebe was 3 yrs old. Shenk, Fanny Coffman (I257)
30 Discovery of Escherichia coli
In 1886, after intensive laboratory investigations, Escherich published a monograph on the relationship of intestinal bacteria to the physiology of digestion in the infant. This work, presented to the medical faculty in München and published in Stuttgart, Die Darmbakterien des Säuglings und ihre Beziehungen zur Physiologie der Verdauung (1886) (Enterobacteria of infants and their relation to digestion physiology), was to become his habilitation treatise and established him as the leading bacteriologist in the field of paediatrics.
It was also the publication where Escherich described a bacterium which he called "bacterium coli commune" and which was later to be called Escherichia coli. For the next four years, Escherich worked as first assistant to Heinrich von Ranke at the Munich Von Haunersche Kinderklinik.
Professor of Pediatrics in Graz and Vienna (1890-1911)
In 1890, Escherich succeeded Rudolf von Jaksch, who had been called to Prague, as professor extraordinary of pediatrics and director of the St Anna children's clinic in Graz, where he became professor ordinary four years later. While working in Graz, he married Margarethe Pfaundler (1890-1946), daughter of the physicist Leopold Pfaundler. They had a son Leopold (born 1893), who died at age ten, and a daughter Charlotte (called "Sonny" - born 1895), who survived to the 1980s. Escherich made the Graz pediatric hospital one of the best-known institutions in Europe.
Escherich, Theodor (I27)
31 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Koethe, Gerald W. (I232)
32 Elisha Flack
mentioned in the record of Elisha Flack and Ann Boon
Name Elisha Flack
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 07 Feb 1821
Event Place Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Spouse's Name Ann Boon
Spouse's Gender Female

"North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ9-Q7K7 : accessed 3 April 2016), Elisha Flack and Ann Boon, 1821. 
Flack, Elisha (I19)
33 Elisha Flack
United States Census, 1870
Name Elisha Flack
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Age 70
Race White
Race (Original) W
Birth Year (Estimated) 1799-1800
Birthplace North Carolina
Page Number 1






Elisha Flack M 70 North Carolina
Anne Flack F 71 North Carolina
Woodson Flack M 28 North Carolina

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW8S-SZN : accessed 3 April 2016), Elisha Flack, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 1, family 3, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,639. 
Flack, Elisha (I19)
34 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F154

Elliot Schewel, devoted husband and father, and dedicated public servant, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, December 15, 2019.

Mr. Schewel was a true son of Lynchburg. He was born in Lynchburg and, except during college and World War II, he lived in Lynchburg his entire 95 years. He loved the City of Lynchburg and he served it faithfully and well. He was known and admired for his quiet competency, his keen judgment, his moral leadership, and the unfailing courtesy and decency with which he treated everyone he met.

Mr. Schewel was born on June 20, 1924, the son of Abraham and Anna Schewel. His father, Abe, was an immigrant from Russia. He had two older siblings, Francis and Stan, who predeceased him. He was a member of Agudath Sholom Synagogue his entire life.

Mr. Schewel attended E.C. Glass High School and, in 1941, began college at Washington & Lee University. He left college to enlist in the Army after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served in the Army Air Corps until the war ended in 1945, creating aerial maps from his underground post.

His life changed when he met Rosel Hoffberger in Baltimore soon after returning from the Army. They continued to date when he returned to W&L to finish college. When he proposed to her at a restaurant, he arranged to have the waiter put the engagement ring in Rosel?s champagne glass. They were married on June 12, 1949, and enjoyed an extraordinary and mutually supportive 68 year romance. His beloved Rosel died two years ago.

The Schewels moved into a small house in Lynchburg shortly after their marriage. Over the next few years, they started a family and developed friendships that enriched and sustained their lives. In particular, they grew abiding friendships with a group of doctors who had moved to Lynchburg after service in World War II and, like Elliot, had married women from ?the north.? This lovely group of men and women built summer cottages near each other at Smith Mountain Lake, signaled to each other during warm summer nights at the lake by blowing loud blasts on conch shell horns, and travelled the world together. And the intertwined civic engagement of this close-knit group of friends impacted the cultural, social and political life of Lynchburg for decades.

Mr. Schewel worked in the family furniture business, Schewel Furniture Company for more than 50 years. He and his cousin Bert ran the business together for many years, trading titles and responsibilities from year to year. Under their leadership, the business grew and prospered.

Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, Mr. Schewel entered local politics in 1965 when he won election to City Council. There he championed fair housing, support for the Lynchburg Community Action Program and funding for public education. At the time, many local institutions, including the Jones Memorial Library, remained segregated. Together with his friend Dr. Cully Lippard, his wife Rosel and others, he helped found Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library which led to the creation of the Lynchburg Public Library in 1966, to serve all people in Lynchburg.

He ran for, and won election to, the Virginia State Senate in 1975, where he served until 1995. His senatorial district included the City of Lynchburg and Bedford and Amherst Counties. He played a key role in the General Assembly?s adoption of the Commonwealth?s first conflict of interest legislation and, because of his principled approach to ethics issues, was often referred to as the ?Conscience of the Senate.? He was a steadfast supporter of public education, fiscal responsibility, and the rights of women, including his vote for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Under the influence of Rosel, he increasingly saw the positive role that government could play in improving the lives of children and reducing long-standing inequities that plagued society.

Mr. Schewel served on boards too numerous to name. A few of them include the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Anti-Defamation League of B?nai B?rith, Centra Foundation, Lynchburg College, Randolph Macon Woman?s College, the United Negro College Fund, the Lynchburg Jewish Community Council and the Lynchburg Covenant Fellowship. In honor of his friend, Bev Cosby, leader of Lynchburg Covenant Fellowship, Mr. Schewel commissioned the mural ?Helping Hands? that adorns a building on Ninth Street.

He received many awards, including an honorary Doctor of Letters from Lynchburg College. His wife and two of his three children had obtained hard-earned doctorates from their respective colleges and universities. In his acceptance speech upon receipt of his honorary degree, Mr. Schewel said, ?My wife and children spent years earning their doctorates. I got this degree just for showing up here today. So I ask you, who is the smartest guy in this family?? He was a talented artist and perceptive art collector, who painted with the Lynchburg Art Club for many years.

Elliot Schewel was a self-effacing man who felt compelled to serve the people of his City and the wider world. In numerous political campaigns, his campaign motto was always ?Straight Talk, Hard Work.? He embodied that motto, but, in his daily life, added both a sweetness and gentlemanliness that endeared him to so many.

In his last years, he was sustained by his friendship with ?the Poets,? by the caring staff at Westminster Canterbury, and by his caregiver and friend, Barbara Richerson.

He is survived by his children, Steve (Lao), Susan, and Michael (Priscilla), by his grandchildren Laura, Abraham (Lauren Lee), Elias, Benjamin (Keri) and Solomon, and by his great grandson, Elliot. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Lois Feinblatt and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His greatest joy was a household full of children, grandchildren and family.

Funeral services for Mr. Schewel will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 19, at Agudath Sholom Synagogue, 2055 Langhorne Rd.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to one of the following organizations: Beacon of Hope, P.O. Box 1261, Lynchburg, Va. 24505; Agudath Sholom Congregation, 2055 Langhorne Rd., Lynchburg, Va., 24501; or Rosel Schewel Fund, Virginia Humanities, 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. 
Schewel, Elliot S (P357)
36 Emma Singer von Wyszogurska Singer, Emma (I105)
37 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Pfaundler, Caspar (I99)
University of Texas Libraries - Fine Arts Library Archival Collections

About the Collection

NOTE this collection has not been fully housed and cataloged (7/2016)

For further information regarding this collection, please contact the Humanities Liaison Librarian for Performing Arts, Corinne Forstot-Burke at cfburke@austin.utexas.edu or +1 512 495 4482.


Francis R. Hodge was born in Geneva, New York, in December 17, 1915. He earned degrees from Hobart College and Cornell University. He was a member of the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin from 1949 until he retired in 1979 as professor emeritus. Prior to coming to the University he taught at Carroll College, Cornell University, and the University of Iowa. He served in the United States Army Air Force from 1942 until his discharge in 1945 at the rank of staff sergeant.

During his 30-year career in the Department of Drama (now the Department of Theatre and Dance), he taught classes in every aspect of theatre activity, but his primary interests were in theatre history and directing. He directed more than 55 plays. He was especially known for his interpretations of the works of Lope de Vega, Marlowe, Farquhar, Ibsen, O?Casey, Anouilh, Bertolt Brecht, Eugene Ionesco, and George Bernard Shaw. As the producer/supervisor of the MFA program in directing he supervised more than 100 master?s candidates through their departmental careers as each directed, first an original student written one act play, and then, a fully produced production of a full-length play. As a mentor he was without peer; he challenged his students and gave unstintingly of his experience, energy, and talents to those who had the good fortune to study with him.

He was a guest professor at the University of Colorado, the University of British Columbia, and the Banff School of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta over the course of several summers. Hodge wrote extensively for scholarly journals in his field. He served as the editor of the Educational Theatre Journal (1966-68) and was theatre editor for the Quarterly Journal of Speech (1959 1962). He was on the executive boards of both the American Society for Theatre Research and the Theatre Library Association. He is the author of Yankee Theatre (University of Texas Press, 1965) and Play Directing: Analysis, Communication, and Style (Prentice-Hall, 1971). This book has become the seminal text for the teaching of directing technique throughout the United States. In 1972, he was named a Fellow of the American Theatre Association in recognition of his leadership and contributions to educational theatre.

Citation: Nancarrow, D., Jennings, C., and Isackes, R. "In Memoriam: Francis Hodge." Memorial Resolution published by the Faculty Council of the University of Texas at Austin. 13 Aug. 2008.

Hodge, Francis R. (I233)
39 Fred W. Jones Jr. (October 24, 1924 - October 22, 2000) was a judge of three levels of court in his native U.S. state of Louisiana, based in Ruston in Lincoln Parish.

A native of Rayville in Richland Parish in North Louisiana,

Jones graduated from the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge, he was admitted to the practice of law in 1949. Jones served in the United States Army during World War II and was an assistant staff judge advocate in the Korean War.

Jones was married to the former Anelle Swetman (1927-2009), a daughter of Emory G. Swetman (1901-1963) and the late Ruby F. Stringer Swetman. Jones was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis International, he was a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Ruston and a trustee of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. In their later years, they were members of a non-Southern Baptist congregation, the Northminster Church in Monroe, Louisiana; the Joneses had three daughters, Sherryl J. Tucker and husband, Robert, of Baton Rouge, Denise J. Wiltcher and husband, Thomas, of Amarillo, Texas, and Michelle J. Barker and husband, Mark, of Knoxville, Tennessee. There are also three grandchildren.

Jones held the elected position of Ruston city judge from December 1954 until 1966, when he then became judge of the Louisiana 3rd Judicial District for Lincoln and Union parishes, based in Ruston. In 1975, Judge Jones ran for the first time, unsuccessfully, for the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal, based in Shreveport and encompassing nine parishes, he lost to fellow Democrat Charles A. Marvin, a native of Jonesville in Catahoula Parish who had briefly resided in Jones' Richland Parish but was then the district attorney of Bossier and Webster parishes. In the nine-parish race, Marvin polled 16,106 votes; Jones, 14,521. There was no Republican candidate. Marvin succeeded the retiring Judge H. Welborn Ayres, a native of Natchitoches Parish, who retired at the mandatory age of seventy-five. In 1980, Jones was elected to the Circuit Court of Appeal as a colleague of Judge Marvin, he retired from the court in December 1990.

Jones was a member of the National Council of Juvenile Court Judges and the American Judicature Society,[4] he often spoke out in public forums on the breakdown of the American family. "The most effective deterrent of crime in this country is the strengthening of family ties ... bringing the people of a family together." Similar remarks were often made by other state court judges, including James E. Bolin of Minden and George W. Hardy Jr. of Shreveport.

Jones died two days before his 76th birthday. 
Jones, Jr, Judge Fred W. (I252)
40 From Budapest Jewish family, her husband, Hermann Pfaundler, refused to divorce her during the WW II Nazi occupation and lost his notable position in the Federal Chancellery. Her son, Wolfgang, became a partisan resistance fighter. He was convicted in absentia during the war in Austria and Italy, but was later exonerated.  Schonfeld, Gertrude (I95)
41 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Blum, Lawrence (I153)
42 Hermann Pfaundler von Hademur

A lawyer, head of section in the Federal Chancellery. He was married to Gertrud Schönfeld who came from a Jewish Budapest family. During WW II occupation, the Nazis asked Hermann to divorce the Jewish woman. He refused, losing his high official position and throughout the war fed his family by tutoring. 
Pfaundler, Hermann (I42)

Graduated 1934 from A.B. Davis High School Mt. Vernon, NY  
Eisenmenger, Hertha Emma (I12)

- The U.S. President's Certificate of Merit from President Harry S. Truman in 1948
- The AIEE Education Medal in 1960, for excellence as a teacher in science and electrical engineering, for creative contributions in research and development, for broad professional and administrative leadership and in all for a considerate approach to human relations
- Eta Kappa Nu naming him an Eminent Member in 1962
- The IEEE Founders Medal in 1971, for leadership in the advancement of the electrical and electronics engineering profession in the fields of education, engineering societies, industry and government
- The Microwave Career Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in 1977
-The U.S. National Medal of Science from President Ronald Reagan in 1987
- To honor him, IEEE renamed in 1996 the IEEE Engineering Leadership Recognition Award to IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition.
Weber, Ernst (I106)
45 JAMES FLACK (1708-1802)

From the History of the Flack Family by Horace E. Flack, 1948, published
in 1972 by Helen Flack Cole:

"The head of one of the Flack families [James] was born in Northern
Ireland in 1708 and came to Pennsylvania about 1733 and married Ann
Baxter soon after landing. To this couple were born 10 children - 9 sons
and 1 daughter. Two of the children named John and William died in
infancy, but two other sons were given these same names. The names of the
sons were John, James, Joseph, Robert, William, Samuel and Benjamin and
the daughter was named Sarah."

"A Family tree has been prepared for some of the members of this
James Flack and shows the following names of sons recurring time and time
again in every generation - James, Joseph, William, John, George, Thomas
- and many of these names occurred even in cases of the children on the
distaff side of the family. One of the direct descendants of this James
Flack, also named James, made a statement at the reunions of 1908 and
1909 to the effect that their ancestors who had emigrated to this country
from Northern Ireland, were Presbyterians and had most likely been driven
out of Scotland at the time of the persecution of the Christians
(Protestants) in that country. The first James Flack lived to be 94 years
of age and the James Flack who prepared the above statement for the
reunion for the Flacks in Pennsylvania said in 1910 (when he was 76 years
of age) that he was one of the fourth generation of the first Flack who
emigrated to America and that there were then about three generations
younger than his and that as the Flacks were generally blessed with large
families, it was almost impossible to get a full genealogy of the
descendant of their ancestor, James Flack, as the number would probably
run into the thousands and would be found residing in many States. . . .
"In this connection, it is interesting to note, that one of the
descendants of James Flack is a career man in the State Department at
Washington and is now American Ambassador to Bolivia." 
Flack, James (I211)
46 James Flack (1708-1802) born in Ireland, died in Bucks Co. PA. His son, Thomas Flack (1735-1783), birth place is unclear, married and died in Guilford Co. NC. Unclear how and when James immigrated to the US. Flack, Thomas (I208)
47 James Monroe Flack, business executive 1946-1974. Served as lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1942-1945.

Flack, James Monroe was born on August 29, 1913 in Baxterville, Mississippi, United States. Son of Jesse James and Lenora (Lucas) Flack.

Bachelor of Science, Delta State University, 1935; Master of Divinity, Yale University, 1942; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1952.

Principal, Shaw (Mississippi) High School, 1935-1939; with employee relations department, Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey, 1946; officer, director subsidiary, Textron, Inc., 1946-1953; vice-president, director, Indian Head, Inc., from 1953; vice chairman, Indian Head, Inc., 1972-1974.

Served as lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1942-1945. Member of New York Athletic, Yale of New York City, Red Fox Country, Tryon (North Carolina) Country.

Married Hertha E. Eisenmenger, August 30, 1941. Children: James Monroe, Sonya Karen, Robert Frank, Suzanne Margaret.
father: Jesse James Flack
mother: Lenora (Lucas) Flack

1935 Delta State University
1942 Yale University
1952 Harvard University

Military Duty
1942-1945 lieutenant Commander United States Navy ? flight instructor

Business Career
1935 - 1939 Principal Shaw (Mississippi) High School
1946 with employee relations department Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
1946 - 1953 officer, subsidiary Textron
1946 - 1953 director, subsidiary Textron
1972 - 1974 vice president, Indian Head
1972 - 1974 director, Indian Head
Flack, James Monroe I (I4)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 5 Jan 2020

Jerold Charles Hoffberger (April 7, 1919 ? April 9, 1999) was an American businessman. He was president of the National Brewing Company from 1946 to 1973. He was also part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles of the American League from 1954 to 1965, and majority owner from 1965 to 1979.

Hoffberger was a lifelong resident of Baltimore, Maryland, and was Jewish.[1] He was the only son of his father Samuel, a lawyer who was active in the Democratic Party and a major shareholder and board chairman of National Brewing. His grandfather Charles had been a local merchant who sold wood, coal and ice. Hoffberger attended the University of Virginia. During World War II, he served in the United States Army with the 1st Armored Division in Africa, France and Italy, where he was wounded near Lake Bracciano, northwest of Rome. Jerold Hoffberger was also involved in the Battle of Monte Cassino.

The year after the war ended, he was appointed president of the brewery by his father after the death of his predecessor, Arthur Deute. Under the younger Hoffberger's command, National's sales rose from 230,000 barrels in 1946 to two million in 1966.

In 1953, when the St. Louis Browns of baseball's American League wanted to move to Baltimore, the nearby Washington Senators, led by Clark Griffith, objected to the potential encroachment on their market. Hoffberger helped ease the way for the move by making his National Bohemian beer a Senators sponsor.[2] When Browns owner Bill Veeck was all but forced to sell the team, Hoffberger and attorney Clarence Miles put together a syndicate that bought the team for $2.5 million and moved it to Baltimore as the Orioles.
Hoffberger was the largest single shareholder in the Orioles, but was initially a silent partner with Miles (1954?1955), James Keelty (1955?1960) and Joe Iglehart (1960?1965). During this time, however, he bought more and more stock until he acquired controlling interest in 1965. He immediately brought in Frank Cashen, National's advertising director, as executive vice president. Under the direction of Cashen and general manager Harry Dalton, the Orioles won four AL pennants and two World Series from 1966 to 1971.
He was a 1996 honoree into the Orioles Hall of Fame, inducted with Cal Ripken, Sr. and Billy Hunter. 400 showed up at the luncheon at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel.
When Baltimore Oriole star Frank Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, he made reference to Hoffberger. He said that after a game, Hoffberger "wouldn't come over and slap you on the back and say nice game-winning home run, nice double, nice play or whatever. The first words out of his mouth were: 'How are you? How's your family? Is there anything I can do for you?'."

National Brewing merged with Canadian brewer Carling in 1975. Hoffberger sold his share of the Orioles to Washington, D.C. lawyer Edward Bennett Williams in 1979.
Hoffberger was known for his charitable contributions, which included assistance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Maryland and Goucher College. Town & Country magazine estimated in 1983 that he had donated more than $10 million to charities.
in the early 1970s, Hoffberger purchased a farm near Woodbine called Sunset Hill Farm (formerly Helmore Farm) in Howard County, Maryland where he bred Thoroughbred horses for racing. While primarily a breeder, he did race horses on his own, notably winning the 1984 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park Race Track.
Hoffberger died at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, two days after his 80th birthday.
Hoffberger, Jerold Charles (P349)
Kodiak Air Station, AK - 10/3/1945

8 crew members died and 7 survived when a landing was attempted. Plane crashed into the NE slope of Old Woman Mountain, adjacent to the air station.

Frank was USN Radio Electrician's Mate. He was thirty-five years old.

In 1948, Robert Frank Flack, (the son of Frank's brother James M. Flack) was named in Frank's honor.  
Family F52

When I went to work, no woman in our strata of society worked because they wanted to work. I've been working 45 years now and I'm so glad. Life is so much richer. --Lois Blum Feinblatt

Born in 1921 to Baltimore's Hoffberger family, Lois Blum Feinblatt has focused her professional career, volunteer efforts and philanthropy on providing mental health, adoption and mentoring services in Baltimore. Lois married Irving Blum in 1941 while still a student at Hood College. (She later graduated from Goucher College.) After the birth of their three children, Pat, Jeff, and Larry, Lois worked for the Baltimore City Department of Welfare for nine years, screening prospective adoptive parents. In the 1960s, she was one of eight women chosen for a special program at Johns Hopkins University to professionally train housewives as mental health counselors. As a therapist with a specialty in human sexuality, she joined the newly formed staff of the Hopkins Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit, where she has worked for more than 30 years. After her husband died in 1973, Lois married lawyer, Eugene Feinblatt, with whom she shared a wonderful marriage for fifteen years. A true liberal politically and socially, Lois has been a thoughtful philanthropist both within and outside the Jewish community, focusing much of her attention on issues affecting children. 
Hoffberger, Lois (I151)

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